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Event Summary

Board Meeting : 2 Bumping Post Collision Investigations
NTSB Boardroom and Conference Center
2/6/2018 9:30 AM

The National Transportation Safety Board met on Tuesday, February 6, 2018 to determine the probable cause for the fatal, Sept. 29, 2016, NJ Transit commuter rail collision in Hoboken, New Jersey, and the Jan. 4, 2017, Long Island Rail Road collision at the Atlantic Terminal, Brooklyn, New York,

The agency is also preparing a Special Investigation Report focused on the findings from both the NJ Transit and Long Island Rail Road accidents. The Special Investigation Report will include recommendations based on those findings.

The commonalities in the accidents – both involving bumping post collisions at the end of a track in a terminal – warrant a singular discussion of the related safety issues. Combining each accident report with a Special Investigation Report allows each to be addressed in a single board meeting.



Opening Statement - Chairman Robert L. Sumwalt

Staff Presentations

Closing Statement - Chairman Robert L. Sumwalt


Investigation Pages:

Crash of NJ Transit commuter train, Hoboken, NJ, 9/29/2016

Derailment of Long Island Railroad passenger train in Brooklyn, NY, 1/4/2017



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