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

Walk for Parkinson’s @ Nundah’s Albert Bishop Park

Join Parkinson’s QLD as they bring back “Walk in the Park” this year. Spend the weekend by taking the whole family to the Albert Bishop Park this Sunday, 10th of September, from 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. It’s the perfect time to get moving and spend quality time with your family, while helping Parkinson’s QLD continue their important work.

Photo credit: Parkinson’s QLD/Facebook

Parkinson’s QLD is a non-profit organisation that works closely in identifying, developing, and promoting the best practices to support people living with Parkinson’s through their support groups across Queensland.

Parkinson’s Disease is a chronic and progressive neurological condition that affects movements with an unknown cause. It involves a malfunction of the vital nerve cells in the brain, neurons, that produce dopamine, a neurotransmitter that sends message to the part of the brain that controls movements.

There are over 17,000 Queenslanders living with Parkinson’s. Although there is no cure, there are treatment options that include medication and surgery to manage its symptoms.


Walk, Run, Cycle, and Have Fun

Photo credit: Parkinson’s QLD/Facebook

Participants can simply just walk in the park; participate in the 2-kilometre, 5-kilometre, and 10-kilometre walk or run; or join the friendly cycling competition. The routes are located on paved footpaths and boardwalks that are prams and wheelchairs accessible. You can also walk your fur babies on the routes.

Photo credit: Parkinson’s QLD/Facebook

Proving that this is a family-friendly event, there will be entertainment throughout. The main stage will be filled with live entertainment and presentations of the sponsors and delegates. The Kids Zone will keep the kids busy with the jumping castle and face painting.


Food will not be problem on the event as a variety of food options will be available. Everyone should “re-charge” after the walk, run, and cycle, so there will be water stations throughout the park.



Photo credit: Parkinson’s QLD/Facebook

The online registration closes on Wednesday, 6th of September. Late entries or the “on the day” registrations will be accepted at the registration marquee. Come early to avoid the queues and other inconveniences.


Entry Fees (On the day)

  • $40 – Adult
  • $35 – Concession/Student/Senior
  • $25 – Children 5-15 years of age
  • FREE for children 5 years of age and under

All participants will receive a participation and dedication bib and a special gift. Don’t forget to bring your IDs, especially for those who registered online.


Transport & Parking

Using the “Walkers Way”, the nearest bus stop is the Widdop Street Bus Stop Number 39/45, a 9-minute walk to the park, while the nearest train station is the Toombul Station, a 15-minute walk to the park. Visit the Translink Journey Planner for detailed routes.

Car park spaces in the Albert Bishop Park are limited. However, street parking will be available. Carpooling, using public transport, or using Uber may be advisable to avoid inconveniences in finding a parking space.

Get moving for people with Parkinson’s. Visit the event page or Parkinson’s QLD website and Facebook for further details and updates.