Man escapes uninjured after his Jeep collides with passenger train south of Scone

A MAN is counting his lucky stars this morning after his car collided with a passenger train at a level crossing just south of Scone.

The incident occurred at about 6.30am on Wednesday and emergency services attended the scene.

The man, who was driving a Jeep, and all 18 train passengers escaped the crash uninjured.

The Kingdon Ponds Rural Fire Brigade was notified of the incident, however as no further information was available, crews were stood down.

Trains were suspended between Scone and Muswellbrook with buses called in to replace those heading to Newcastle.