Scores injured as trains collide in New York

Eleven of those hurt have been taken to hospital

Scores injured as trains collide in New York

Patrons navigate the platform at the New Jersey Transit Newark Penn Station stop | Image: Frank Franklin II AP/Press Association Images

About 100 people have been injured after a commuter train derailed on Long Island in New York.

Eleven of those hurt were taken to hospital after the first three carriages came off the track.

The accident happened east of New Hyde Park station just after 9.00pm on Saturday.

The commuter train was travelling from Penn to Huntington when it struck a work train, which caught fire.

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo said there were about 600 passengers on the 12-carriage commuter train.

None of those treated in hospital was reported to have life-threatening injuries.

Train services were suspended in both directions following the accident.

It comes 10 days after a commuter train smashed into a New Jersey station last week.

One person was killed and 114 injured at the Hoboken terminal, which is the gateway to Manhattan.

The train conductor was among those hurt.