A train car became uncoupled after it left the Rensselaer Rail Station Wednesday evening.
The effected train is Amtrak Train 68, the Adirondack. According to Amtrak, two of the cars separated around 7:22 p.m. just south of Albany. It was on its way to New York Penn Station when the incident took place.
One of the train’s passengers said he heard a loud noise, turned around, and watched the rest of the train detach.
“It was like an air noise. And I turned around and watched the train rip apart and the train – our train – kept going while the rest of the train was stopping in the back,” Billy Osher-Dugan described. “It was crazy. We thought the other train was going to hit us.”
There were no reported injuries to the 287 passengers or crew, Amtrak said.
The passengers were transferred to another train to continue to New York. Amtrak is investigating the cause of the separation.