WATCH: Budgie rescued from Brisbane train tracks

A STUBBORN budgerigar has been blamed for bringing trains to a halt on one of Brisbane's most popular rail lines after it had to be physically removed from the tracks.

The bird was spotted by three teenage girls, who alerted Queensland Rail staff moments before the train was due at Chelmer station, in Brisbane's west.

The incident was captured by a CCTV camera at the station and has since attracted thousands of views online.

"Thanks to some quick thinking teenagers, we were able to safely rescue a budgerigar spotted not budging from the tracks recently at Chelmer station," Queensland Rail wrote on Facebook.

In the video, the trio on another platform can be seen waiting for the train to stop.

Thanks to some quick thinking teenagers, we were able to safely rescue a budgerigar spotted not budging from the tracks recently at Chelmer station.We commend the girls for not fluttering about and for following the appropriate steps to stay off the tracks to safely report the incident, which has meant we were able to safely stop trains for a short time to save and collect the budgie. The budgie has lived to tweet a sweet tale.

Posted by Queensland Rail on Thursday, March 17, 2016

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