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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.

Moss covered platform at Auburn station

Saturday 24 March 2018 15:16 PM
Viewed 352 times
(1 time this week, 6 times this month, 58 times this year)

Flayed rail marked for replacement, beside a 'grease pot' rail lubricator

Saturday 24 March 2018 15:11 PM
Viewed 434 times
(1 time this week, 7 times this month, 58 times this year)

Lengths of flawed rail already replaced, with more rail still to be inserted

Saturday 24 March 2018 15:09 PM
Viewed 352 times
(1 time this week, 7 times this month, 53 times this year)

Temporary fishplates affixed to flawed rail at East Richmond

Saturday 24 March 2018 15:08 PM
Viewed 378 times
(6 times this month, 64 times this year)

Ad-hoc patching job completed to the platform edge at Richmond platform 10

Saturday 24 March 2018 15:05 PM
Viewed 383 times
(6 times this month, 56 times this year)

Grass growing between the tracks at Richmond station

Saturday 24 March 2018 14:59 PM
Viewed 714 times
(4 times this week, 21 times this month, 123 times this year)

Decaying tactile markers on the platform at Richmond station

Saturday 24 March 2018 14:58 PM
Viewed 438 times
(1 time this week, 12 times this month, 69 times this year)

It's a rainy day and the gutters leak, or the cleaner needs to mop down the platform at Flinders Street Station

Saturday 24 March 2018 14:13 PM
Viewed 514 times
(1 time this week, 6 times this month, 58 times this year)

'No bikes first door' sign flaking away at Flinders Street Station

Saturday 24 March 2018 14:12 PM
Viewed 389 times
(2 times this week, 13 times this month, 65 times this year)

Mapping the wet floor in the Elizabeth Street subway

Saturday 24 March 2018 14:10 PM
Viewed 468 times
(2 times this week, 11 times this month, 67 times this year)

It's a rainy day and the 'caution wet floor' warning signs are out in the Elizabeth Street subway

Saturday 24 March 2018 14:10 PM
Viewed 611 times
(1 time this week, 15 times this month, 119 times this year)

It's a rainy day and the 'caution wet floor' warning signs are out in the Elizabeth Street subway

Saturday 24 March 2018 14:10 PM
Viewed 865 times
(1 time this week, 13 times this month, 97 times this year)

Mud holes in both suburban tracks at Sunshine station

Saturday 24 March 2018 13:43 PM
Viewed 406 times
(8 times this month, 67 times this year)

Mud holes in both suburban tracks at Sunshine station

Saturday 24 March 2018 13:43 PM
Viewed 395 times
(1 time this week, 7 times this month, 86 times this year)

Mud hole in the tracks at Malvern station

Tuesday 13 March 2018 15:43 PM
Viewed 361 times
(1 time this week, 2 times this month, 48 times this year)

Rail marked for replacement at the down end of Oakleigh platform 1

Tuesday 13 March 2018 13:22 PM
Viewed 389 times
(3 times this week, 3 times this month, 78 times this year)

Big gap between train at platform at Glenhuntly station

Tuesday 13 March 2018 11:45 AM
Viewed 502 times
(1 time this week, 4 times this month, 81 times this year)

Broken tactile paving at the up end of Caulfield platform 3

Tuesday 13 March 2018 11:14 AM
Viewed 816 times
(4 times this week, 6 times this month, 125 times this year)

Acrow props support the foundations of the kiosk above Armadale station platform 1

Tuesday 13 March 2018 11:06 AM
Viewed 619 times
(3 times this week, 6 times this month, 99 times this year)

Power disconnected from a JCDecaux advertising panel at Hawksburn station

Tuesday 13 March 2018 11:04 AM
Viewed 599 times
(2 times this week, 5 times this month, 89 times this year)

Mud hole in the suburban tracks at South Yarra station

Tuesday 13 March 2018 10:59 AM
Viewed 460 times
(1 time this week, 4 times this month, 80 times this year)

Siemens train door open button missing the outer ring

Tuesday 13 March 2018 10:57 AM
Viewed 626 times
(2 times this week, 4 times this month, 91 times this year)

Gate into the rail corridor unlocked despite the 'These gates must be locked at all times' sign

Saturday 10 March 2018 10:18 AM
Viewed 444 times
(4 times this month, 64 times this year)

Another temporary fishplate affixed to the rails at Flinders Street platform 3

Saturday 24 February 2018 14:09 PM
Viewed 417 times
(2 times this week, 8 times this month, 82 times this year)
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Viewed 4906 times (6 times this week, 34 times this month, 529 times this year)