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Failing rail infrastructure of Melbourne

Melbourne's railway network is held together with bubblegum and duct tape - here are examples of the way that it is falling apart.

Another temporary fishplate on the rails at Flinders Street platform 3

28 July 2019 13:32 PM
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Temporary fishplate on the rails at Flinders Street platform 3

28 July 2019 13:29 PM
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Leaking guttering at Flinders Street platform 3

26 July 2019 17:03 PM
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Temporary fishplate attached to flawed rail at South Kensington

9 July 2019 13:02 PM
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Faded yellow line at South Kensington platform 2

9 July 2019 13:02 PM
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Temporary fishplate attached to flawed rail at South Kensington

9 July 2019 12:55 PM
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Prefabricated concrete signal equipment room at Melbourne Yard, reinforced to prevent it falling over

9 July 2019 12:30 PM
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Repairing the escalator to Flinders Street platform 4 and 5

24 June 2019 12:52 PM
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Big step up to a Comeng train at Richmond platform 1

24 June 2019 12:46 PM
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Queue for the escalators at Flagstaff platform 3 and 4

17 June 2019 08:37 AM
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Mud hole in the down suburban track at Sunshine station

17 June 2019 08:15 AM
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Water covers the concourse at Sunshine station, thanks to the walls only being steel mesh

3 June 2019 17:33 PM
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New tactile paving at Tottenham station, and the bits are already missing

31 May 2019 16:37 PM
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Both escalators at the east side of the Footscray station footbridge out of service

6 May 2019 10:06 AM
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Desire line heads through the gardens on the west side of Sunshine station

6 May 2019 09:32 AM
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'Caution wet floor' signs on Footcray's 'Colander Bridge'

It now 'just' leaks, following the addition of a roof as part of the Regional Rail Link project

29 April 2019 08:11 AM
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(3 times this week, 4 times this month, 34 times this year)

Wet floor at North Melbourne station

24 April 2019 08:29 AM
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Temporary fishplate attached to flawed rail outside Flinders Street Station

10 April 2019 13:41 PM
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Rust marks the concrete at the recently rebuilt West Footscray station

4 April 2019 17:52 PM
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Broken down escalator to North Melbourne platforms 2 and 3

1 April 2019 17:38 PM
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(2 times this month, 44 times this year)

Escalator out of service in morning peak at Flagstaff station

11 February 2019 08:59 AM
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Both next train displays at Sunshine station have dropped dead

6 February 2019 12:43 PM
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'The ne' is all that is displayed, due to half of the LEDs aboard this EDI Comeng train being broken

4 February 2019 09:02 AM
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(2 times this week, 5 times this month, 58 times this year)

Escalator under repair at North Melbourne station

1 February 2019 11:42 AM
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