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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.

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

12 July 2016 14:02 PM
Viewed 487 times
(9 times this month, 27 times this year)

Crumbling platform face at East Malvern station

4 July 2016 12:54 PM
Viewed 447 times
(2 times this week, 11 times this month, 33 times this year)

Patching up the crumbling platform face at East Malvern station

4 July 2016 12:45 PM
Viewed 802 times
(15 times this month, 36 times this year)

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

4 July 2016 12:39 PM
Viewed 528 times
(1 time this week, 9 times this month, 29 times this year)

Steel reinforcement for a crumbling concrete platform face at Darling station

4 July 2016 12:35 PM
Viewed 551 times
(8 times this month, 31 times this year)

Steel reinforcement for a crumbling concrete platform face at Darling station

4 July 2016 12:30 PM
Viewed 454 times
(2 times this week, 13 times this month, 35 times this year)

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

4 July 2016 12:10 PM
Viewed 660 times
(2 times this week, 19 times this month, 54 times this year)

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

4 July 2016 12:08 PM
Viewed 491 times
(2 times this week, 19 times this month, 40 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 548 times
(2 times this week, 10 times this month, 30 times this year)

Broken off pieces of rubber platform facing at Heyington station

4 July 2016 12:01 PM
Viewed 499 times
(1 time this week, 13 times this month, 39 times this year)

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

4 July 2016 11:53 AM
Viewed 461 times
(9 times this month, 26 times this year)

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

4 July 2016 11:52 AM
Viewed 487 times
(1 time this week, 10 times this month, 29 times this year)

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

4 July 2016 11:49 AM
Viewed 558 times
(1 time this week, 14 times this month, 35 times this year)

Temporary fishplate fixed to a running rail at Flinders Street Station

4 July 2016 11:48 AM
Viewed 378 times
(10 times this month, 28 times this year)

Temporary fishplate fixed to a running rail at Flinders Street Station

4 July 2016 11:48 AM
Viewed 440 times
(1 time this week, 11 times this month, 35 times this year)

Temporary fishplate fixed to a running rail near Surrey Hills station

24 June 2016 08:07 AM
Viewed 650 times
(1 time this week, 1 time this month, 29 times this year)

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

24 June 2016 08:04 AM
Viewed 626 times
(2 times this week, 4 times this month, 30 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 477 times
(1 time this week, 6 times this month, 32 times this year)

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

24 June 2016 08:02 AM
Viewed 470 times
(1 time this week, 4 times this month, 29 times this year)

Mud hole in the centre track at Camberwell station

23 June 2016 08:44 AM
Viewed 467 times
(3 times this week, 6 times this month, 38 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 678 times
(3 times this week, 4 times this month, 46 times this year)

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

23 June 2016 08:42 AM
Viewed 977 times
(4 times this week, 5 times this month, 41 times this year)

Failed escalator under repair at Box Hill station

23 June 2016 07:57 AM
Viewed 488 times
(1 time this week, 1 time this month, 34 times this year)

Flooded trackside drains at East Richmond

21 June 2016 09:02 AM
Viewed 384 times
(1 time this week, 4 times this month, 22 times this year)
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Viewed 4678 times (21 times this week, 68 times this month, 301 times this year)