Auckland Transport has put out a warning to all commuters after a near-miss at a train station this morning.
Auckland Transport Rail Services Manager Craig Inger said the woman stepped out at a Mt Eden crossing despite warning bells and lights, forcing the train driver to slam on his emergency brakes.
The woman checked her right side, but not her left, where the train was coming from.
Mr Craig said it was disturbing several others crossed before the woman as the bells rang.
TrackSAFE, which educates New Zealanders about rail safety, said more than 100 people died in the past 10 years on railway tracks, tunnels and bridges. It urged people to take more care.