EMERGENCY services have rushed to a Southampton ferry terminal after a check-in kiosk containing three people was struck by a lorry. 

Police and ambulance crews were called to the incident at Red Funnel's Terminal 1 just after 1pm today. 

The ferry company announced the 'emergency incident' on social media and has revealed it is operating a shuttle service from Southampton "until further notice".

Three Red Funnel staff members were said to be inside the kiosk at the time. 

A spokesperson from Red Funnel, said: “Following a traffic accident at Terminal 1 in Southampton this afternoon we are expecting delays and increased levels of traffic in the Town Quay area.

“Three Red Funnel colleagues were inside a check in kiosk which was struck by an HGV this afternoon.

"Our priority is the safety of our team members and passengers, and although there are no significant injuries, both Police and Ambulance services are in attendance as a precaution.

“The incident area has now been secured and we are currently operating a shuttle service to clear traffic as quickly as possible."

Traffic is building in both directions on Town Quay, as well as on Platform Road and West Quay Road.

A police spokesperson said: "The incident is ongoing and we remain at the scene.”

Now those travelling with Red Funnel today are being advised to arrive no sooner than 30 minutes prior to departure and to check the service status on the Red Funnel website.