Man charged with damaging Gold Coast rail power lines

Police have charged a man with wilful damage in relation to the alleged damaging of overhead rail power lines on July 13.

It will be alleged the 22-year-old Helensvale man caused damage to overhead rail power lines situated between the Helensvale and Nerang train stations.

This has resulted in a southbound train coming in to contact with the affected section of the power lines causing significant damage to the train.


The man was charged with two counts of wilful damage and one count of endangering the safe use of vehicles and related transport infrastructure.

He appeared in the Southport Magistrates Court today and was remanded in custody until a further appearance in September.

Police and Queensland Rail investigations are continuing.