A car has been photographed driving on Canberra's light rail tracks during peak hour on Wednesday night.
The car was seen on the tracks just before 6pm at the Gunghahlin Place station.
Commuter Steve Ward was waiting on the platform for a Civic-bound tram and said station staff tried to get the driver to move off the tracks before the next tram arrived.
"I was waiting for the 6pm tram when I noticed a vehicle coming down the tracks towards the station," Mr Ward said.
"I informed [the station staff] of what was happening and they started chasing the vehicle, which had started reversing.
"It seemed the station staff wanted the vehicle to stop but it didn't."
The driver of the car managed to reverse the car off the tracks before the tram pulled into the station.
"It reversed out incident free and the 6pm tram left on time," Mr Ward said.
The incident did not lead to any delays on the light rail network.
Transport Minister Meegan Fitzharris said it was fortunate the traffic incident was minor.
"It's not safe or the right thing to do. We will see these minor incidents, and luckily they are minor," Ms Fitzharris said.
"Whoever responsible was probably horrified once they had realised what they had done."
The minister said light rail drivers were trained to handle situations such as cars making their way onto the tracks.
It's not the first near miss involving cars near Canberra's light rail.
In April a tram almost collided with a taxi that was crossing Northbourne Avenue.
The incident happened on April 11 during testing of the light rail before it opened to the public.
An Uber driver also had a near miss at an intersection after a tram ran a red light during testing, leading the tram driver's temporary suspension.
A pedestrian crossing the tracks on Northbourne Avenue was hospitalised in March after being struck by the tram.
Road Safety Minister Shane Rattenbury said it was important for Canberra drivers to be aware of where the light rail tracks were when driving.
"Incidents like these should remind all Canberrans to be safe around light rail," Mr Rattenbury said.
"The vehicles are big and red - the tracks are fixed in the ground - so there''s no excuse for getting in the way of light rail."
ACT police can fine drivers up to $464 for unsafe conduct around the light rail route.
Ambulances and emergency services vehicles are allowed to drive along light rail tracks.
Transport Canberra has been contacted for comment.