A person has had a lucky escape after their car was hit by a passenger train at a level crossing in Carterton in Wairarapa.
Police, fire and the ambulance service are all at the scene after being called at 9.40am.
A police spokeswoman said one person was reported to have moderate injuries.
A Metlink spokeswoman said the train was the 8.21am passenger service from Wellington to Masterton.
Passengers had been taken to Masterton by bus. Buses would also replace the 10.30am Masterton - Wellington and 12.45pm Wellington - Masterton services.
She could not comment on how the crash happened as there would need to be a full investigation into the incident.