Man Falls onto Tracks at Toombul Station Causing Major Delays

A man in his 30s fell from his wheelchair onto the railway tracks at Toombul Station around 4 pm today, May 1, 2024.

The Queensland Ambulance Service has confirmed the man suffered a head injury as well as injuries to his shoulder and elbow in the fall. He has been transported to Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital for treatment.


The incident resulted in all train services being initially suspended in the area while emergency responders attended to the scene. While trains are now running again, severe delays are being experienced across Brisbane’s rail network.

According to Queensland Rail, delays of up to 30 minutes should be expected on northern lines in both directions due to congestion caused by the incident. Other lines throughout the city network are also experiencing residual delays as the ripple effects move through the CBD loop.

Commuters are advised to factor in extra travel time this evening or seek alternative transport where possible as crews work to get services back on schedule.

Queensland Rail and emergency services are investigating the circumstances around how the man came to fall from his wheelchair onto the live tracks at the busy suburban station.

Published 1-May-2024