Another delay as tilt train curse strikes

THE apparent curse of the tilt trains continued in Central Queensland yesterday when another train was delayed.

The train had left Rockhampton for Brisbane yesterday morning when it was stopped just a short while down the track between at Miriam Vale and Nutley about 9.49am.

It had run into a trip on an overhead line and repairs to the line were expected to be completed about 7pm.

The train was undamaged and the 160 passengers were uninjured.

The passengers faced a threehour delay before being bused to their respective destinations.

Rockhampton's John Blanchfield was just one of the people on the tilt train when it was stopped.

Mr Blanchfield was travelling to see his daughter and granddaughter at Coolum.

While Mr Blanchfield said he was unfazed by the delay, he believed Queensland Rail did have a "glitch in the system'' with its tilt trains.

A QR spokeswoman said she did not expect any further delays to other services and the tilt train had been replaced with diesel trains for the time being.

Meanwhile, the spokesman said another tilt train involved in an accident near Gladstone was expected to be back today. The train had been damaged on Sunday when lines came down.



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