Train derails in Brisbane, ploughs into station

The extent of the damage to the train can be seen as it is pulled out of the Brisbane station.
The extent of the damage to the train can be seen as it is pulled out of the Brisbane station.
A crane was brought in to pull the train out of the station.
A crane was brought in to pull the train out of the station.
An aerial view of the crash at Cleveland Station from Australia's Channel Seven.
An aerial view of the crash at Cleveland Station from Australia's Channel Seven.
Damage after a train went off the tracks at Cleveland Station.
Damage after a train went off the tracks at Cleveland Station.
The crash left a scene of chaos.
The crash left a scene of chaos.
Damage after a train went off the tracks at Cleveland Station.
Damage after a train went off the tracks at Cleveland Station.
Emergency services help the injured passengers.
Emergency services help the injured passengers.
Emergency services were called to Cleveland Train Station, on the outskirts of Brisbane, after the Queensland Rail train derailed.
Emergency services were called to Cleveland Train Station, on the outskirts of Brisbane, after the Queensland Rail train derailed.
The crash as seen by Troy Harper from outside the station.
The crash as seen by Troy Harper from outside the station.
The destroyed bottom of the train.
The destroyed bottom of the train.

Fourteen people have escaped with just minor injuries after a train crashed into a railway station building in Brisbane's east.

Investigations have begun into why the train failed to stop at the end of the line at Cleveland just after midday.

Ten patients were taken to Redland Hospital for assessment, The Department of Community Safety (DCS) said.

Redland City Mayor Karen Williams said the crash could have been much worse.

"We're very fortunate there haven't been serious injuries," she told the ABC.

"(It must have been) a very scary event for most of the people on the train."

She said the driver was "very much in shock".

The building the train ploughed into was a new station building and had only been completed a few months ago, she said.

Brian Hurst from the Bayside Bulletin newspaper said about 15 metres of the train had smashed into the building.

"About a quarter of the train has gone into the building," he said.

CRASH: The train slammed into the Cleveland Train Station, in the south east of Brisbane.
CRASH: The train slammed into the Cleveland Train Station, in the south east of Brisbane.

AAP