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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.

Temporary fishplate affixed to the rails at Flinders Street platform 3

16 February 2018 19:19 PM
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(6 times this month, 26 times this year)

Loose manhole on a station platform

16 February 2018 08:39 AM
Viewed 346 times
(10 times this month, 31 times this year)

Windows still broken on the concourse at Flinders Street Station

Looking much the same as when I photographed them in October 2017

11 February 2018 20:44 PM
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Useless platform shelters at West Footscray don't even keep passengers dry

29 January 2018 18:03 PM
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(7 times this month, 38 times this year)

'Out of service' tag on an illuminated advertising sign

28 January 2018 18:04 PM
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(6 times this month, 37 times this year)

X'Trapolis trains bounces and shakes through rough track at East Richmond

28 January 2018 17:28 PM
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(6 times this month, 33 times this year)

Mud hole in the Cranbourne line at Abbots Road, Dandenong South

13 January 2018 11:59 AM
Viewed 398 times
(6 times this month, 42 times this year)

Weeds growing on the suburban tracks at Sunshine

5 January 2018 08:38 AM
Viewed 354 times
(2 times this month, 39 times this year)

Plenty of water still leaking into the 'upgraded' footbridge at Footscray

29 December 2017 17:49 PM
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(4 times this month, 38 times this year)

Plenty of water still leaking into the 'upgraded' footbridge at Footscray

29 December 2017 17:48 PM
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(4 times this month, 43 times this year)

Mud holes in the suburban tracks at South Kensington

29 December 2017 09:08 AM
Viewed 342 times
(6 times this month, 37 times this year)

Broken escalator at North Melbourne platform 6

12 December 2017 08:50 AM
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(8 times this month, 44 times this year)

Broken escalator at North Melbourne platform 6

12 December 2017 08:49 AM
Viewed 377 times
(10 times this month, 53 times this year)

Loose cable dangling from the veranda at North Melbourne station

8 December 2017 09:04 AM
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Wet stairs at St Albans station thanks to the useless roof

4 December 2017 08:48 AM
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(3 times this month, 49 times this year)

Broken section of fence along the railway corridor at Sunshine

4 December 2017 08:33 AM
Viewed 368 times
(9 times this month, 73 times this year)

Another fallen pine tree on the embankment beside Tottenham Yard

27 November 2017 18:10 PM
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(6 times this month, 47 times this year)

Trunk of a fallen pine tree on the embankment beside Tottenham Yard

27 November 2017 18:10 PM
Viewed 348 times
(1 time this week, 8 times this month, 61 times this year)

Staff inspect a failing retaining wall at the Taylors Road underpass at Keilor Plains

27 November 2017 11:55 AM
Viewed 414 times
(11 times this month, 66 times this year)

'Listen for announcements' message on a single screen at Flagstaff station

24 November 2017 17:59 PM
Viewed 542 times
(7 times this month, 77 times this year)

'Gate not on use' message on a defective set of Myki gates at Southern Cross

24 November 2017 11:48 AM
Viewed 394 times
(1 time this week, 8 times this month, 71 times this year)

Repairing an escalator at North Melbourne station platform 1

24 November 2017 11:43 AM
Viewed 329 times
(1 time this week, 5 times this month, 47 times this year)

Temporary fishplate bolted to the rails at North Melbourne

20 November 2017 17:56 PM
Viewed 328 times
(9 times this month, 48 times this year)

Plastic film covers a cracked window on the Flinders Street Station concourse

17 November 2017 17:41 PM
Viewed 314 times
(5 times this month, 44 times this year)
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