With emphasis being out on stopping bumpers after the Hoboken accident what type does GCT have friction, hydraulic, etc?
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By Chris Glorioso, Evan Stulberger, and Kristina Pavlovic
I-Team Exclusive: Could Better Barriers at Train Stations Save Lives?
The I-Team looked into whether better safety bumpers at the end of train lines could have impacted the deadly Hoboken train crash. Chris Glorioso reports. (Published Thursday, Oct 13, 2016)
When Anthony Prieto emerged from the wreckage of NJ Transit train 1614, he had a fresh black eye and a busted nose. But he still took notice of a peculiarity of Hoboken’s train terminal.
There isn’t much in the way of a barrier between the train tracks and people walking on the terminal concourse.
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"As I was looking back at it, I asked myself a question. ‘Why wasn’t anything there to stop it?’" Prieto said, referring to the massive commuter train that had just barreled past the end of the tracks and into the terminal wall.
It turns out the Federal Railroad Administration, the agency that makes track safety rules, has no regulations requiring that barriers be in place to protect people walking behind the end-of-the-line train tracks.
NTSB Releases Preliminary Hoboken Crash Report
The National Transportation Safety Board released a preliminary report on the Hoboken train crash on Thursday, though it did not identify a cause for the deadly accident. (Published Thursday, Oct. 13, 2016)
In Hoboken, that leaves a thin metal fence and what are known as “bumping posts” as the last lines of defense against an out-of-control train.