Not cool! Man fined for taking his fridge on Brisbane train

A man learned the hard way that he can't use Queensland Rail as a removal service when he was fined for attempting to take a fridge onto a Brisbane train.

Brisbane man fined for moving his fridge on a train

Brisbane man fined for moving his fridge on a train

Queensland Rail security released the video of the man's attempt at moving the oversized item on to the train.

The footage shows the man pushing the fridge on a hand trolley into a station lift.

The man attempts to put the fridge in the lift. Photo: Facebook / Queensland Rail

He then manages to get the fridge into a waiting train at the Bowen Hills platform before security guards catch him out.

The guards direct the man back off the train with his fridge and fine him $252 as well as an extra fine for fare evasion.

This isn't the only time someone has attempted to manoeuvrer a large item onto a train.

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The man appears to struggle getting the fridge in the elevator. Photo: Facebook / Queensland Rail

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He is caught by rail security who fine him $252. Photo: Facebook / Queensland Rail

A second video shows a man taking a lounge off a train at Bowen Hills.

He leaves it on the platform for a while and then moves it into a lift.

The man then grabs a shopping trolley to help him move it the rest of the way.

Queensland Rail's Justine Scarff told ABC News that people aren't allowed to take oversized items on trains.

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The man exited the train with a lounge. Photo: Facebook / Queensland Rail

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He leaves the lounge on the platform for some time. Photo: Facebook / Queensland Rail

They need to be able to fit into a suitcase or under the seat.

"We obviously need to be mindful of other people travelling; trains are for people, they aren't for fridges and couches unfortunately," she said.

"I hope he decided to book a removalist as we would encourage people to do, or call up one of his mates with a ute."

Ms Scarff said in another instance someone was caught with a lawnmower on the train.

"We've even had a glass eye left behind, and a front door, there are some weird and wacky things that happen across the network."

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