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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.

Water leaks into the main subway at Richmond station

1 August 2016 18:11 PM
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(3 times this week, 3 times this month, 26 times this year)

Rusted out drainpipe spills water onto the platform at Richmond station

1 August 2016 08:08 AM
Viewed 512 times
(3 times this week, 4 times this month, 31 times this year)

Rusted out drainpipe spills water onto the platform at Richmond station

1 August 2016 08:08 AM
Viewed 369 times
(1 time this week, 3 times this month, 33 times this year)

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

19 July 2016 08:22 AM
Viewed 368 times
(2 times this week, 6 times this month, 27 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 672 times
(4 times this week, 16 times this month, 83 times this year)

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

18 July 2016 17:08 PM
Viewed 457 times
(2 times this week, 9 times this month, 47 times this year)

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

15 July 2016 18:36 PM
Viewed 647 times
(20 times this week, 26 times this month, 63 times this year)

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

14 July 2016 07:44 AM
Viewed 430 times
(2 times this week, 9 times this month, 31 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 419 times
(3 times this week, 7 times this month, 26 times this year)

Bushes grow beside the tracks outside Southern Cross Station

12 July 2016 14:35 PM
Viewed 392 times
(2 times this week, 6 times this month, 19 times this year)

Temporary fishplates in place on pointwork at Richmond Junction

12 July 2016 14:12 PM
Viewed 354 times
(2 times this week, 5 times this month, 14 times this year)

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

12 July 2016 14:02 PM
Viewed 389 times
(4 times this week, 10 times this month, 23 times this year)

Crumbling platform face at East Malvern station

4 July 2016 12:54 PM
Viewed 336 times
(2 times this week, 7 times this month, 19 times this year)

Patching up the crumbling platform face at East Malvern station

4 July 2016 12:45 PM
Viewed 634 times
(5 times this week, 15 times this month, 56 times this year)

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

4 July 2016 12:39 PM
Viewed 425 times
(4 times this week, 13 times this month, 26 times this year)

Steel reinforcement for a crumbling concrete platform face at Darling station

4 July 2016 12:35 PM
Viewed 429 times
(2 times this week, 9 times this month, 28 times this year)

Steel reinforcement for a crumbling concrete platform face at Darling station

4 July 2016 12:30 PM
Viewed 340 times
(3 times this week, 11 times this month, 31 times this year)

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

4 July 2016 12:10 PM
Viewed 466 times
(3 times this week, 16 times this month, 45 times this year)

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

4 July 2016 12:08 PM
Viewed 375 times
(2 times this week, 10 times this month, 30 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 432 times
(2 times this week, 6 times this month, 30 times this year)

Broken off pieces of rubber platform facing at Heyington station

4 July 2016 12:01 PM
Viewed 352 times
(2 times this week, 17 times this month, 44 times this year)

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

4 July 2016 11:53 AM
Viewed 364 times
(2 times this week, 7 times this month, 22 times this year)

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

4 July 2016 11:52 AM
Viewed 379 times
(3 times this week, 8 times this month, 26 times this year)

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

4 July 2016 11:49 AM
Viewed 438 times
(4 times this week, 7 times this month, 29 times this year)
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Viewed 4007 times (8 times this week, 28 times this month, 231 times this year)