New Jersey Transit train derailed
Onlookers view a New Jersey Transit train that derailed and crashed through the station in Hoboken, New Jersey, US in this picture courtesy of Chris Lantero taken 29 September 2016.Reuters

Three persons died and over 100 others were injured when a commuter train of the New Jersey Transit crashed into Hoboken rail station during Thursday morning rush hour.

According to reports, several casualties have been feared in the incident which occurred around 8.30 am.

The train went through ticket barriers and into the reception area. It also collapsed a section of the roof and scattered debris across the platform.

Social media was abuzz with photos showing devastation caused by the crash.

Hoboken Terminal is one of the New York metropolitan area's major transportation hubs. It is served by nine New Jersey Transit commuter rail lines, one Metro-North Railroad line, various NJT buses and private bus lines, the Hudson–Bergen Light Rail, the Port Authority Trans Hudson (PATH) rapid transit system and NY Waterway-operated ferries.

More than 50,000 people use the terminal daily making it the busiest railroad station in New Jersey and the state's second busiest transportation facility after Newark Liberty International Airport.