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A cranky driver stopped a train and called police after his plea for Brisbane football fans to stop singing fell on deaf ears, passengers say.
The Queensland Rail driver halted the train about 30 seconds after leaving Robina train station, on the Gold Coast, about 10pm on Monday.
On board were about 400 enthusiastic Brisbane Roar football fans who had just attended the Boxing Day clash with Gold Coast United.
A fan who was with his two young daughters and son said the driver had warned them to stop singing or he wouldn't continue the journey to Brisbane.
When they arrived two stops later at Helensvale, the platform was swarming with police and sniffer dogs.
"We pulled up at Helensvale and there were 15 to 20 cops with sniffer dogs barking," the man said.
"There was no foul language, no trouble. We were singing and having a bit of fun.
"The train driver went a bit over the top and there was no call for it."
Police confirmed they had been called to a disturbance at Helensvale station but said no one had been arrested.
The father said the sight of police dogs and so many officers had scared some children on the train.
"It's heavy-handed, especially with kids on the train," he said.
"This comes at a time when we hear there are not enough police on the Gold Coast.
"There is too much crime and here we are, 15 to 20 of them waiting for us at Helensvale train station because we are having a bit of fun.
"It was over the top."
Most of the Roar fans had left on a train that departed an hour earlier.
The trains going to the coast before the match would have been even livelier - as Brisbane lost the contest - but the drivers of those services apparently took no issue with fans singing.
Queensland Rail has been contacted for comment.
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