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Hoboken train was going 21 mph; Twice as fast as allowed


NEWARK, N.J.  — New Jersey Transit officials say the damaged commuter train that crashed into Hoboken’s terminal is ready to be removed.

The train bound to Hoboken from Spring Valley, New York, crashed on the morning of Sept. 29.

Federal investigators released a report Thursday that concluded the train was going 21 mph when it crashed through a bumper at the end of the track. That’s twice the speed limit.

One person on the platform was killed and more than 100 people were injured.

A New Jersey Transit spokeswoman says the train will be moved out of the terminal Thursday evening. Investigators have retrieved data and video recorders from the front and rear of the train.

It isn’t known when service will be restored at the terminal.