2 trains clip each other in busy New York City station

A train damaged in the derailment

That derailed Amtrak train then sideswiped a NJ Transit train that was coming into Penn Station, NJ Transit said in a tweet.

The Acela train from Boston to Washington DC 'had a minor derailment while moving at a slow speed, ' Amtrak said.

There were 248 passengers on board the derailed train at the time.

As it listed, it scraped the side of a New Jersey Transit train that was coming into the station, the busiest in the USA, officials said.

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Trains were rerouted around Penn Station for several hours after the derailment, and Amtrak resumed its service into Penn Station around 12:30 p.m., CNN reported.

Amtrak says customers may experience delays due to the "minor derailment".

No one was injured in the 9 a.m. accident, which smashed windows of the back two cars of the NJ Transit train that was hit.

MidTown Direct trains are being diverted to Hoboken, according to NJ Transit.

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So far, no injuries have been reported.

Jordan Geary, director of Creative Development at Sesame Workshop tweeted "what happened was "scary as hell" and the impact blew out a window".

Amtrak and NJ Transit have not confirmed any collision took place. The agency is cross honoring tickets on PATH and NJ Transit bus lines to help move commuters.

The Fire Department of NY says it was summoned to the scene.

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