NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — At least one person was killed and more than 100 people were hurt when a NJ TRANSIT train crashed into the station in Hoboken, causing serious damage and snarling train service during the Thursday morning rush.
Here’s what you need to know about the Lackawanna Terminal in Hoboken:
- Hoboken, which is NJ Transit’s fifth-busiest station with 15,000 boardings per weekday, is situated just across the Hudson River from New York City.
- The Hoboken Terminal serves several lines, including: Port Jervis Line, Pascack Valley Line, Main/Bergen County Line, Montclair-Boonton Line, Morris & Essex Lines, North Jersey Coast Line and the Raritan Valley Line, according to NJ TRANSIT.
- A crash at the same station on a different train line injured more than 30 people in 2011. The PATH commuter train crashed into bumpers at the end of the tracks on a Sunday morning.
- The current Lackawanna Terminal is nearly a century old and has deep historical ties. It was opened in 1907, after 16 months of construction and was home to the first electric train journey, piloted by Thomas Edison in 1930.
- When the original structure was completed, it touted several architectural achievements, including stained glass ornamental accents from Tiffanys and an improved rail shed. The terminal went through extensive renovations in 1996.
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