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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.

Temporary fishplate immediately adjacent to a fresh rail weld

16 March 2016 17:48 PM
Viewed 433 times
(1 time this week, 9 times this month, 81 times this year)

Temporary fishplate attached to a flawed rail outside Southern Cross Station

16 March 2016 17:48 PM
Viewed 466 times
(1 time this week, 4 times this month, 73 times this year)

Big looking gap in a fishplated rail joint

2 March 2016 08:54 AM
Viewed 505 times, 98 times this year)

Big looking gap in a fishplated rail joint

2 March 2016 08:54 AM
Viewed 381 times
(2 times this week, 77 times this year)

Grass growing along the ramp to South Kensington station

1 March 2016 08:44 AM
Viewed 468 times
(1 time this week, 73 times this year)

Temporary fishplate attached to a flawed rail at North Melbourne station

18 February 2016 13:26 PM
Viewed 465 times
(3 times this month, 73 times this year)

Repairing the escalator to North Melbourne platform 6

17 February 2016 13:25 PM
Viewed 515 times
(1 time this week, 4 times this month, 67 times this year)

Open gate into the rail corridor at Richmond Junction

16 February 2016 13:22 PM
Viewed 629 times
(1 time this week, 8 times this month, 100 times this year)

'These gates must be locked at all times' notice on an open set of gates

16 February 2016 13:22 PM
Viewed 785 times
(2 times this week, 8 times this month, 110 times this year)

Temporary fishplate in the tracks at Flinders Street Station platform 3

14 February 2016 14:36 PM
Viewed 526 times, 63 times this year)

Temporary fishplate in the tracks at Flinders Street Station platform 3

14 February 2016 14:35 PM
Viewed 664 times
(1 time this week, 81 times this year)

Massive gap between the train and the platform at Auburn station

1 February 2016 16:37 PM
Viewed 681 times
(1 time this week, 1 time this month, 135 times this year)

Temporary fishplate attached to a flawed rail joint at Hawthorn

1 February 2016 16:33 PM
Viewed 1550 times
(2 times this week, 1 time this month, 185 times this year)

Temporary fishplate attached to a flawed rail joint at Burnley

1 February 2016 16:32 PM
Viewed 1314 times
(2 times this week, 1 time this month, 117 times this year)

'Colander Bridge' at Footscray station has been mostly sealed, but rain still gets inside

29 January 2016 18:03 PM
Viewed 697 times, 78 times this year)

Big gap between the train and the platform at Ginifer station

18 January 2016 08:34 AM
Viewed 1256 times
(15 times this month, 247 times this year)

Mud hole in the down track at Officer station

9 January 2016 16:07 PM
Viewed 594 times, 83 times this year)

Signal trunking coming loose from the retaining wall at Mont Albert

24 December 2015 16:32 PM
Viewed 803 times
(1 time this week, 5 times this month, 93 times this year)

Crumbling concrete in the platform face at Mont Albert

24 December 2015 16:32 PM
Viewed 557 times
(1 time this week, 4 times this month, 70 times this year)

Metal cover coming adrift from a between track drain at Surrey Hills

24 December 2015 16:19 PM
Viewed 770 times
(3 times this week, 5 times this month, 98 times this year)

Tactile edge markings flaking away from the platform at Burnley

24 December 2015 14:14 PM
Viewed 523 times
(1 time this week, 6 times this month, 91 times this year)

Tactile edge markings flaking away from the platform at Burnley

24 December 2015 14:13 PM
Viewed 525 times
(1 time this week, 3 times this month, 80 times this year)

Temporary fishplate at Richmond station

24 December 2015 14:00 PM
Viewed 523 times
(3 times this month, 74 times this year)

Temporary fishplate bolted to a broken rail at Spotswood

10 October 2015 09:14 AM
Viewed 1883 times
(2 times this week, 410 times this year)
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Viewed 4332 times (5 times this week, 51 times this month, 556 times this year)