No signal problems at station before train crash

Structural issues are preventing work crews from removing the train from Hoboken Terminal

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HOBOKEN, N.J. (AP) — Federal investigators say there were no problems with signals at a New Jersey station where a commuter train crashed, killing a woman and injuring more than 100 others.

The National Transportation Safety Board says Saturday that the signals leading to the terminal appear to be working normally. It says a full study can’t be completed yet because the train is still in the station.

Officials say structural issues are preventing work crews from removing the New Jersey Transit train from Hoboken Terminal, where it crashed Thursday morning.

The agency says the train’s engineer, Thomas Gallagher, has also been interviewed by their investigators. The NTSB provided no further details about the interview.

Investigators say they still haven’t been able to access an event data recorder connected to a forward-facing camera on the train.


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