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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.

Steel reinforcement for a crumbling concrete platform face at Darling station

4 July 2016 12:35 PM
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Steel reinforcement for a crumbling concrete platform face at Darling station

4 July 2016 12:30 PM
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(3 times this week, 1 time this month, 62 times this year)

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

4 July 2016 12:10 PM
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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
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Broken off pieces of rubber platform facing at Heyington station

4 July 2016 12:01 PM
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(2 times this week, 1 time this month, 62 times this year)

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

4 July 2016 11:53 AM
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Lights out onboard an X'Trapolis train after the pantograph failed

4 July 2016 11:52 AM
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Temporary pandrol clip fixed to a running rail at Flinders Street Station

4 July 2016 11:49 AM
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(1 time this week, 1 time this month, 86 times this year)

Temporary fishplate fixed to a running rail at Flinders Street Station

4 July 2016 11:48 AM
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Temporary fishplate fixed to a running rail at Flinders Street Station

4 July 2016 11:48 AM
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Temporary fishplate fixed to a running rail near Surrey Hills station

24 June 2016 08:07 AM
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(2 times this week, 2 times this month, 69 times this year)

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

24 June 2016 08:04 AM
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(1 time this week, 2 times this month, 73 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
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X'Trapolis train crawls into Box Hill station due to a signal fault

24 June 2016 08:02 AM
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(3 times this week, 3 times this month, 59 times this year)

Mud hole in the centre track at Camberwell station

23 June 2016 08:44 AM
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(1 time this week, 1 time this month, 63 times this year)

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

23 June 2016 08:42 AM
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(1 time this month, 83 times this year)

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

23 June 2016 08:42 AM
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Failed escalator under repair at Box Hill station

23 June 2016 07:57 AM
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(1 time this month, 57 times this year)

Flooded trackside drains at East Richmond

21 June 2016 09:02 AM
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(1 time this week, 1 time this month, 34 times this year)

'All trains running as normal' notice at Box Hill station following the failure of the next train displays

21 June 2016 08:44 AM
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(1 time this month, 44 times this year)

One of five temporary fisplates affixed to the running rails at the down end of Box Hill

21 June 2016 08:29 AM
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Two of five temporary fisplates affixed to the running rails at the down end of Box Hill

21 June 2016 08:26 AM
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(1 time this week, 1 time this month, 60 times this year)

One of five temporary fisplates affixed to the running rails at the down end of Box Hill

21 June 2016 08:26 AM
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(1 time this week, 1 time this month, 52 times this year)
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