The popular 'Polar Express' train which takes children on a Christmas-themed train ride to the North Country derailed just minutes out from Utica's Union Station.

The Utica Observer-Dispatch reports that

The exact location of the derailment was not immediately avaialble, by Sgt. Steve Hauck said it was within the city limits. Police, city firefighters and firefighters from the Maynard Fire Department were among those responding to the scene.

Buses also were called to help transport the passengers back into the city, where they would need to be evaluated for injuries at the local hospital, police said.


Area law enforcement and fire are on the scene and no injuries are being reported.