At 0241hrs on the morning of the 27 February 2009, Police, Ambulance and the Fire service were notified that a person had been hit by a train just south of the Blenheim Railway Station.
Police located the person at the scene. The person died as a result of injuries received in the collision.
The Police are still at the scene and will be carrying out a full investigation into this fatality.
No details of the deceased are available at this stage.
Further details will be available later in the morning through the Blenheim Police.