Premier demands QR apology for latest debacle

PREMIER Annastacia Palaszczuk is calling for Queensland Rail to apologise to passengers trapped on a train for almost three hours, but stopped short of calling for heads to roll.

>> READ: Kids 'bawling', passengers urinating after trappped in train

Dozens of people sat in the dark on Friday night as their train on the Ferny Grove line came to a standstill. Passengers vented their anger about their ordeal on ­social media and reported some onboard had resorted to urinating in the carriage because of the wait. Queensland Rail blamed the fault on a flying fox that had hit overhead lines, the Courier Mail reports.

The incident comes just two weeks after a possum caused a fault that delayed trains across the southeast rail network.

Ms Palaszczuk (pictured) said the reports of stranded passengers forced to urinate in the carriage were "horrific".

News Corp Australia


WATCH: Boy injured after being run over by 4WD

WATCH: Boy injured after being run over by 4WD

The Chronicle understands the boy had upper abdominal injuries

Fire fighters on scene at Brooweena

Fire fighters on scene at Brooweena

This fire broke out about 3pm and crews are working to contain it

WATCH: Cattle escape after truck rollover west of Maryborough

WATCH: Cattle escape after truck rollover west of...

A Maryborough couple has been transported to Hervey Bay Hospital.

Local Partners