Qld Rail defends passenger safety record

Queensland Rail says assaults on its long distance services are rare - despite two serious incidents in the past fortnight.

An 84-year-old Brisbane man has been charged with indecently assaulting a woman on the Sunlander train on Sunday night.

A Rockhampton man accused of sexually assaulting a woman on board the Sunlander train last month has been denied bail.

Both men were arrested in Mackay.

Queensland Rail has released a statement saying staff regularly patrol carriages and are trained to respond to emergencies.

Market Data

  • Currencies
    Currencies
    NamePriceChange% Chg
    0.9280-0.0007-0.07%
    AUDUSD=X
    0.5525-0.001-0.18%
    AUDGBP=X
    0.6711-0.001-0.15%
    AUDEUR=X
  • Commodities
    Commodities
    NamePriceChange% Chg