A passenger tilt train passing through Mt Larcom is stopped on tracks due to damage on overhead power lines.
A passenger tilt train passing through Mt Larcom is stopped on tracks due to damage on overhead power lines. Chris Chan

Down to the wire

A TILT train was stopped at Mt Larcom yesterday with concerns over the condition of overhead wires.

The train, travelling south, was stopped at 8am due to "problems" with the wires, a Queensland Rail spokeswoman said.

QR National, which runs coal trains on the line, sent emergency repair crews.

"Electricity was shut down automatically as a result of the problems with the overhead wires," a spokeswoman said.

"There was no risk to anyone near the site and there have been no injuries.

"QR National kept in close communication with customers to allow the rescheduling of coal trains, and also with Queensland Rail which provides passenger services along this line."