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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.

Repairing the escalator to Flinders Street platform 4 and 5

24 June 2019 12:52 PM
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(4 times this week, 4 times this month, 4 times this year)

Big step up to a Comeng train at Richmond platform 1

24 June 2019 12:46 PM
Viewed 7 times
(7 times this week, 7 times this month, 7 times this year)

Queue for the escalators at Flagstaff platform 3 and 4

17 June 2019 08:37 AM
Viewed 11 times
(1 time this week, 11 times this month, 11 times this year)

Mud hole in the down suburban track at Sunshine station

17 June 2019 08:15 AM
Viewed 19 times
(1 time this week, 19 times this month, 19 times this year)

Water covers the concourse at Sunshine station, thanks to the walls only being steel mesh

3 June 2019 17:33 PM
Viewed 16 times
(16 times this month, 16 times this year)

New tactile paving at Tottenham station, and the bits are already missing

31 May 2019 16:37 PM
Viewed 9 times
(9 times this month, 9 times this year)

Both escalators at the east side of the Footscray station footbridge out of service

6 May 2019 10:06 AM
Viewed 24 times
(7 times this month, 24 times this year)

Desire line heads through the gardens on the west side of Sunshine station

6 May 2019 09:32 AM
Viewed 40 times
(1 time this week, 1 time this month, 40 times this year)

'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
Viewed 21 times
(4 times this month, 21 times this year)

Wet floor at North Melbourne station

24 April 2019 08:29 AM
Viewed 23 times
(2 times this week, 1 time this month, 23 times this year)

Temporary fishplate attached to flawed rail outside Flinders Street Station

10 April 2019 13:41 PM
Viewed 31 times
(2 times this month, 31 times this year)

Rust marks the concrete at the recently rebuilt West Footscray station

4 April 2019 17:52 PM
Viewed 26 times
(2 times this week, 6 times this month, 26 times this year)

Broken down escalator to North Melbourne platforms 2 and 3

1 April 2019 17:38 PM
Viewed 30 times
(5 times this month, 30 times this year)

Escalator out of service in morning peak at Flagstaff station

11 February 2019 08:59 AM
Viewed 46 times
(1 time this month, 46 times this year)

Both next train displays at Sunshine station have dropped dead

6 February 2019 12:43 PM
Viewed 41 times
(3 times this month, 41 times this year)

'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
Viewed 43 times
(2 times this month, 43 times this year)

Escalator under repair at North Melbourne station

1 February 2019 11:42 AM
Viewed 50 times
(3 times this month, 50 times this year)

Escalator under repair at North Melbourne station

1 February 2019 11:41 AM
Viewed 47 times
(1 time this week, 3 times this month, 47 times this year)

Temporary fencing behind a smashed pane of glass on the main Flinders Street Station concourse

31 January 2019 13:19 PM
Viewed 47 times
(4 times this month, 47 times this year)

Tree grows from a crack in the Kororoit Creek Road bridge

20 January 2019 08:05 AM
Viewed 66 times
(1 time this week, 9 times this month, 66 times this year)

Bollard protects a loose manhole cover at Footscray station

14 January 2019 18:24 PM
Viewed 48 times
(1 time this week, 1 time this month, 48 times this year)

Cracked concrete platform face at Darebin, with reinforcing bars exposed

28 December 2018 11:26 AM
Viewed 63 times
(2 times this week, 9 times this month, 63 times this year)

Rotten timber sleepers in the up track outside Clifton Hill

28 December 2018 08:37 AM
Viewed 57 times
(10 times this month, 57 times this year)

Leaking water covers the concourse at Sunshine station

14 December 2018 19:02 PM
Viewed 62 times
(1 time this month, 62 times this year)
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