1st recorder recovered from Hoboken train not working

- One event recorder recovered so far from the new Jersey Transit commuter train that crashed in Hoboken killing one and injuring more than 100 more was not functioning on the day of the accident, officials said Sunday.

The locomotive's recorder has information on train speed.
National Transportation Safety Board vice chair T. Bella Dinh-Zarr said she's hopeful the data recorder in the cab control car in the front of the train is functional. Investigators haven't been able to extract that recorder because it's under a collapsed section of the train station's roof.
Dinh-Zarr said the train's engineer told investigators the train was operating properly before it crashed Thursday morning. The engineer also said the train was operating at 10 mph as it approached the station. He told investigators he has no memory of the accident.
Investigators said the conductor said he didn't see anything unusual about the speed of the train. 
Thursday's crash smashed through a steel-and-concrete bumper and hurtled into the station's waiting area, killing a woman on the platform -- 34-year-old Fabiola Bittar de Kroon, a young mother, talented lawyer and dedicated wife with a penchant for travel -- and injuring more than 100 other people.

From Monday until further notice, all rail service into and out of Hoboken Terminal remains suspended.  Hudson-Bergen Light Rail service has been restored into and out of Hoboken and will continue to operate on a full weekday schedule.

Cross honoring with PATH, ferries, NJ TRANSIT bus and private carriers will continue until further notice.

Customers may experience overcrowding and possible delays caused by congestion.  

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