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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.

Lights go out onboard a Comeng train on the Sunbury line, after a train headed the other way takes out the overhead

31 July 2017 18:15 PM
Viewed 271 times
(2 times this month, 5 times this year)

Broken down escalator at North Melbourne platform 6

25 July 2017 08:54 AM
Viewed 184 times
(2 times this month, 3 times this year)

Broken down escalator at North Melbourne platform 6

25 July 2017 08:48 AM
Viewed 525 times
(1 time this week, 6 times this month, 17 times this year)

Mud hole in the Werribee suburban tracks at South Kensington

22 July 2017 14:15 PM
Viewed 247 times
(2 times this week, 5 times this month, 10 times this year)

Temporary fish plate affixed to a flawed rail weld at Tottenham station

16 July 2017 15:24 PM
Viewed 616 times
(13 times this month, 21 times this year)

Temporary fish plate affixed to a flawed rail weld at Tottenham station

16 July 2017 15:21 PM
Viewed 810 times
(3 times this week, 24 times this month, 36 times this year)

Missing pandrol clip in the middle of a mud hole at Sunshine

27 June 2017 10:23 AM
Viewed 523 times
(6 times this month, 35 times this year)

Mud hole in the up suburban track at Sunshine

27 June 2017 10:22 AM
Viewed 257 times, 16 times this year)

Pile of bird shit beneath the concourse at Footscray station

Poor design provided a perfect place for birds to roost

22 June 2017 11:38 AM
Viewed 197 times
(2 times this week, 4 times this month, 20 times this year)

Mud hole in the suburban tracks at Albion

Note the missing pantrol clip in one sleeper!

21 June 2017 15:08 PM
Viewed 206 times
(1 time this month, 16 times this year)

'N' board for a speed restriction in the Northern Loop at Flagstaff station

13 June 2017 08:50 AM
Viewed 212 times
(3 times this month, 17 times this year)

Pile of bird shit beneath the poorly designed roof at West Footscray station

1 June 2017 16:21 PM
Viewed 225 times, 15 times this year)

Perfect spot for birds to perch and shit at West Footscray station

1 June 2017 16:21 PM
Viewed 272 times, 19 times this year)

Mud hole in the platform road at Thornbury

24 May 2017 15:48 PM
Viewed 240 times
(3 times this week, 4 times this month, 22 times this year)

Rotten sleepers in the platform road at Thornbury

24 May 2017 15:48 PM
Viewed 204 times
(1 time this week, 1 time this month, 19 times this year)

Tactile paving peeling away from the asphalt, forming a trip hazard

18 May 2017 16:13 PM
Viewed 595 times
(1 time this week, 14 times this month, 66 times this year)

'Door not in use' sticker onboard a Comeng train

8 May 2017 08:55 AM
Viewed 368 times
(1 time this week, 13 times this month, 46 times this year)

Repairs concrete piers at the Hampshire Road bridge at Sunshine

29 April 2017 10:38 AM
Viewed 206 times
(2 times this month, 25 times this year)

Defective escalator under repair at North Melbourne platform 1

20 April 2017 14:26 PM
Viewed 231 times
(3 times this month, 29 times this year)

Defective escalator under repair at North Melbourne platform 2 and 3

20 April 2017 14:26 PM
Viewed 231 times
(4 times this month, 31 times this year)

Defective escalator under repair at North Melbourne platform 2 and 3

20 April 2017 13:49 PM
Viewed 278 times
(4 times this month, 28 times this year)

Crumpled 'Dumb Ways to Die' poster at Yarraville station

24 March 2017 18:01 PM
Viewed 515 times
(2 times this week, 4 times this month, 117 times this year)

More mud holes in the up line near Hawksburn station

22 March 2017 18:11 PM
Viewed 236 times
(2 times this week, 4 times this month, 36 times this year)
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