Transcript for Gov. Chris Christie Gives Update on NJ Transit Train Crash Investigation
We now have revised total of injured we have 108. Injured. In this accident. And though all of those have been evacuated to local hospitals. Where they're receiving the care they need the engineer who was operating the train. Was also critically injured. He is at a local hospital. And cooperating. With law enforcement officials in the investigation what we know. Is that this strain came in attack a high rate of speed into the station. And crashed through all the barriers bring it right to the interior wall of the Hoboken terminal. And so we're talking to speculate about the cause of the accident. I'm fact is that we're in the midst of investigation. I was called by the White House today as well. They've not only dispatch the end NTSB and the for a railway administration. But also have puts any resources that we need additionally to deal with the victims or. To do with what's happened here at the Hoboken terminal we need to make sure that the entire portion that building is safe. From a power respectively structural perspective. So that we don't have any unintended injury is going forward it's okay there's there's an old style as you know been in there. An old style. The ceiling. That's in that portion of the train station. It took out a number of beyond of the supporting structure threats sealing the ceiling in that area collapsed and it came to a stop at the wall. That leads into the term. The path train service is going to be resumed here at the station this afternoon we expect to run a full rush hour service. There's a couple of pilot trains that are going to be run in the next hour or so but all indications are go safety inspections. Have shown us that there's no reason why we can't run the system. At full peak. Rush hour capacity. For the afternoon new Jersey transit is going to be expanding bus. Rail and light rail services as much as possible to make up for the closure. Of the rail line here at Hoboken the Hudson Bergen though light rail is currently suspended. Into and out of Hoboken terminal. There are re safety inspections ongoing as we speak. We hope to have that resume later but at this point when I ready to announce that. A bus shuttle will operate from Hoboken at the alternative bus service on observer highway to Newport Polonia. All eight straight to Hoboken services terminating at Newport station.
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