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.

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