Stuck on train without power

IT remains unknown why 82 Tilt Train passengers bound for Rockhampton were left stuck on a train with no electricity for almost three hours on Tuesday night.

The train was stopped about 25 kilometres south of Mt Larcom about 6pm after overhead power was lost on a section of track, between Rockhampton and Callemondah, owned by QR National.

A QR National spokesperson said power was partially restored about 8.40pm.

The spokeswoman said QR National worked closely with Queensland Rail to co-ordinate these arrangements.

She said power was fully restored about 10.20pm and all rail traffic resumed shortly after.

However, the passengers did not arrive at their destination until nearly midnight.

A Queensland Rail spokeswoman said the area where the train stopped was not easily accessible and Queensland Rail had to wait until electricians could partially restore power to move the Tilt Train where customers could be safely exit.

"Customers were transported by bus to the Tilt Train's final destination of Rockhampton where they arrived at around midnight," she said.

"Queensland Rail apologises to customers for the inconvenience."

If you were impacted by this, phone the Morning Bulletin on 4930 4251.



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