ROCKHAMPTON'S Paul Brightman has sworn he will never travel on a train again after spending more than three hours stuck on a Queensland Rail tilt train with no electricity on Tuesday night.
Mr Brightman was returning from a weekend in Bundaberg, when the tilt train lost overhead power forcing it to stop 25km south of Mt Larcom.
"It was an absolute clown show," Mr Brightman said.
"They didn't offer us any refreshments and we couldn't even use the toilets."
A spokesman for QR said customers needing bottled water were provided with it and emergency toilet facilities were available.
Mr Brightman said passengers were notified when the train broke down, but weren't give any more information until an electrician arrived.
"We were given glow sticks because there was no power and it was absolutely sweltering in there," he said.
"One bloke had real breathing troubles because of the heat and an ambulance was called out."
Mr Brightman said passengers were allowed off the train at 10.40pm, before being ushered onto buses where they waited for another 45 minutes.
"The whole thing was disgraceful," he said.
"There was no apology or remuneration - nothing."
Mr Brightman said he arrived home at midnight.