New York train derails, five cars on side: Fire Dept

A commuter train bound for New York's Grand Central Station derailed in the Bronx Sunday with five cars falling onto their side, the city's Fire Department said on Twitter.

The accident occurred near Palisade Avenue near the Spuyten Duyvil railroad station, next to the Hudson River, the tweet said, without giving any details on casualties.

Local media reported that passengers had been injured but gave no details on whether the train was crowded or not when it derailed shortly after 7:00 am (1200 GMT).

Sunday marks the end of America's Thanksgiving holiday, which annually sees many people take time off to enjoy a long weekend and travel home to their families across the United States.