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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.

Cracked wall at Camberwell platform 3

4 August 2016 07:44 AM
Viewed 489 times
(5 times this month, 63 times this year)

Water leaks into the main subway at Richmond station

1 August 2016 18:11 PM
Viewed 355 times
(3 times this month, 39 times this year)

Water leaks into the main subway at Richmond station

1 August 2016 18:11 PM
Viewed 387 times
(1 time this week, 8 times this month, 66 times this year)

Rusted out drainpipe spills water onto the platform at Richmond station

1 August 2016 08:08 AM
Viewed 453 times
(4 times this month, 53 times this year)

Rusted out drainpipe spills water onto the platform at Richmond station

1 August 2016 08:08 AM
Viewed 311 times
(2 times this month, 59 times this year)

Step up out of an X'Trapolis train at Flinders Street Station

19 July 2016 08:22 AM
Viewed 321 times, 60 times this year)

'Door not in use' stickers in place on an X'Trapolis train in peak hour

19 July 2016 08:04 AM
Viewed 511 times, 93 times this year)

Yellow 'x' marks on what are presumably defective railway sleepers

18 July 2016 17:08 PM
Viewed 363 times
(2 times this month, 72 times this year)

Step UP out of an X'Trapolis train at Mitcham platform 2

15 July 2016 18:36 PM
Viewed 532 times
(1 time this month, 112 times this year)

Signal trunking at Camberwell station, filled with dirt and minus covers

14 July 2016 07:44 AM
Viewed 362 times
(1 time this week, 3 times this month, 74 times this year)

Citybound service crawls to a halt at the up end of Blackburn station, due to a failed automatic signal

13 July 2016 07:30 AM
Viewed 348 times
(3 times this month, 71 times this year)

Bushes grow beside the tracks outside Southern Cross Station

12 July 2016 14:35 PM
Viewed 348 times
(1 time this week, 9 times this month, 68 times this year)

Temporary fishplates in place on pointwork at Richmond Junction

12 July 2016 14:12 PM
Viewed 319 times
(3 times this month, 55 times this year)

Mud hole in the tracks at the down end of Richmond station

12 July 2016 14:02 PM
Viewed 342 times
(2 times this month, 59 times this year)

Crumbling platform face at East Malvern station

4 July 2016 12:54 PM
Viewed 292 times
(5 times this month, 57 times this year)

Patching up the crumbling platform face at East Malvern station

4 July 2016 12:45 PM
Viewed 531 times
(4 times this month, 102 times this year)

X'Trapolis train heads for the workshops minus passengers following a pantograph failure

4 July 2016 12:39 PM
Viewed 375 times
(3 times this month, 73 times this year)

Steel reinforcement for a crumbling concrete platform face at Darling station

4 July 2016 12:35 PM
Viewed 372 times
(4 times this month, 84 times this year)

Steel reinforcement for a crumbling concrete platform face at Darling station

4 July 2016 12:30 PM
Viewed 282 times
(1 time this month, 55 times this year)

X'Trapolis train departs Kooyong station minus passengers following a pantograph failure

4 July 2016 12:10 PM
Viewed 382 times
(2 times this month, 78 times this year)

X'Trapolis train departs Kooyong station minus passengers following a pantograph failure

4 July 2016 12:08 PM
Viewed 311 times
(1 time this month, 74 times this year)

X'Trapolis departs Kooyong station minus passengers following a pantograph failure

The failure occurred after leaving Flinders Street, but it took the signaller at Kooyong to raise the alarm

4 July 2016 12:07 PM
Viewed 371 times, 71 times this year)

Broken off pieces of rubber platform facing at Heyington station

4 July 2016 12:01 PM
Viewed 282 times, 57 times this year)

Pair of fault lights illuminated onboard an X'Trapolis train after the pantograph failed

4 July 2016 11:53 AM
Viewed 320 times
(1 time this month, 55 times this year)
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