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Queensland police and the railway squad have launched an investigation after rocks were thrown at an electric train on the Gold Coast yesterday morning.
A service heading to Brisbane Airport hit a crate of rocks placed on the tracks at Coomera about 6:10am (AEST).
Police say the driver stopped the train and was pelted by rocks from people hiding in bushes on both sides of the track.
Queensland Rail spokesman Paul Scurrah says he is infuriated by the rock throwing incident.
He says the driver's window was shattered and the incident caused delays.
"They have to put up with enough as it is and it's infuriating to have some idiots do what they did yesterday and put the lives of the driver and the 46 passengers," he said.
"The railway operation in this state - or any state for that matter - is a very dangerous place to be in and around.
"People who get inside the corridor are putting themselves at risk."
Mr Scurrah says the driver has been treated for shock.
"Our driver is rightly traumatised," he said.
"If you are at the front of the train and someone hurls a brick or a rock at the front of that train and it hits the windscreen there is now doubt that it is going to have some effect on you.
"Now we try to manage that as best we can after the event and we are doing that with our driver now."
Mr Scurrah says tough penalties for offenders should be imposed.
"It is incredibly distressing and it makes me unbelievably angry that this sort of stuff happens and if this stuff continues it is only a matter of time before we have a fatality or multiple fatalities," he said.
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