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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.

Bushes grow beside the tracks outside Southern Cross Station

12 July 2016 14:35 PM
Viewed 362 times
(1 time this week, 4 times this month, 82 times this year)

Temporary fishplates in place on pointwork at Richmond Junction

12 July 2016 14:12 PM
Viewed 334 times
(1 time this week, 4 times this month, 70 times this year)

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

12 July 2016 14:02 PM
Viewed 354 times
(1 time this week, 4 times this month, 71 times this year)

Crumbling platform face at East Malvern station

4 July 2016 12:54 PM
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(8 times this month, 74 times this year)

Patching up the crumbling platform face at East Malvern station

4 July 2016 12:45 PM
Viewed 560 times
(1 time this week, 11 times this month, 131 times this year)

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

4 July 2016 12:39 PM
Viewed 391 times
(5 times this month, 89 times this year)

Steel reinforcement for a crumbling concrete platform face at Darling station

4 July 2016 12:35 PM
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(1 time this week, 7 times this month, 103 times this year)

Steel reinforcement for a crumbling concrete platform face at Darling station

4 July 2016 12:30 PM
Viewed 300 times
(7 times this month, 73 times this year)

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

4 July 2016 12:10 PM
Viewed 408 times
(1 time this week, 9 times this month, 104 times this year)

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

4 July 2016 12:08 PM
Viewed 335 times
(8 times this month, 98 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 392 times
(6 times this month, 92 times this year)

Broken off pieces of rubber platform facing at Heyington station

4 July 2016 12:01 PM
Viewed 300 times
(3 times this month, 75 times this year)

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

4 July 2016 11:53 AM
Viewed 335 times
(1 time this week, 3 times this month, 70 times this year)

Lights out onboard an X'Trapolis train after the pantograph failed

4 July 2016 11:52 AM
Viewed 346 times
(3 times this month, 50 times this year)

Temporary pandrol clip fixed to a running rail at Flinders Street Station

4 July 2016 11:49 AM
Viewed 400 times
(1 time this week, 3 times this month, 99 times this year)

Temporary fishplate fixed to a running rail at Flinders Street Station

4 July 2016 11:48 AM
Viewed 253 times
(1 time this week, 3 times this month, 65 times this year)

Temporary fishplate fixed to a running rail at Flinders Street Station

4 July 2016 11:48 AM
Viewed 298 times
(3 times this month, 73 times this year)

Temporary fishplate fixed to a running rail near Surrey Hills station

24 June 2016 08:07 AM
Viewed 445 times
(1 time this week, 83 times this year)

Signalling staff repair a failed trainstop at the city end of Box Hill station

24 June 2016 08:04 AM
Viewed 480 times, 87 times this year)

One train has cleared the signal fault at Box Hill, as a second train closes in

24 June 2016 08:03 AM
Viewed 339 times, 79 times this year)

X'Trapolis train crawls into Box Hill station due to a signal fault

24 June 2016 08:02 AM
Viewed 321 times, 69 times this year)

Mud hole in the centre track at Camberwell station

23 June 2016 08:44 AM
Viewed 318 times
(1 time this week, 1 time this month, 73 times this year)

Massive cracks, and plywood covered steel supports reinforcing the station building at Camberwell platform 3

23 June 2016 08:42 AM
Viewed 463 times
(3 times this week, 1 time this month, 101 times this year)

Plywood covered steel supports reinforcing the station building at Camberwell platform 3

23 June 2016 08:42 AM
Viewed 732 times
(2 times this week, 1 time this month, 138 times this year)
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