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Train sped up, brakes applied late, prior to PATH crash in Hoboken

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EXCLUSIVE REPORT : A PATH train that crashed Sunday, injuring 42 people, first slowed down while entering the Hoboken station before suddenly speeding up, a source with direct knowledge of the investigation into the crash told CLIFFVIEW PILOT .

UPDATE/ YOU READ IT HERE FIRST : As the investigation continues into Sunday’s PATH train crash in Hoboken, sources have told CLIFFVIEW PILOT that the train apparently was operating properly and that attention is focused on the conductor. CLICK HERE….

Investigators from The National Transportation Safety Board reviewed video of the crash, which showed the brakes “applied one car length before impact,” as the train overshot the platform and smashed into the spring bumper at the end of the track, a source with direct knowledge of the initial review told CLIFFVIEWPILOT.COM .

The tentative cause, pending the results of a complete investigation, is “mechanical failure.”

The probe is expected to be completed within 10 days and includes interviews with Port Authority employees, commuters and other potential witnesses, the NTSB said.

The engineer of the train had been on the job nearly three years and previously worked for the Port Authority as a roving concierge of sorts at area airports, assisting travelers with directions, questions and other needs, a source told CLIFFVIEW PILOT .

Those in such a position are commonly called “red coats,” according to an online search.

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