Train crashes into New Jersey station

2016-09-29 15:52
Workers survey the NJ Transit train that crashed in Hoboken. (Pancho Bernasconi, AFP)

Workers survey the NJ Transit train that crashed in Hoboken. (Pancho Bernasconi, AFP)

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Hoboken -  A commuter train barrelled into a New Jersey rail station during the Thursday morning rush hour, causing serious damage. There is no word so far on any injuries.

TV footage and photos from the scene on Thursday morning show damage to the rail car and extensive structural damage to the Hoboken station.

The train came to a halt in a covered area between the station's indoor waiting area and the platform. A metal structure covering the area collapsed.

"It simply did not stop," WFAN anchor John Minko, who witnessed the crash, told 1010 WINS. "It went right through the barriers and into the reception area."

Rail service was suspended in and out of Hoboken, which is 11km outside New York City.

Hoboken is the final stop for several train lines, and the images show a train that appears to have gone through the bumper stop at the end of a track.

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