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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 bolted to a flawed rail near Southern Cross Station

30 July 2015 13:57 PM
Viewed 576 times
(5 times this month, 42 times this year)

'Mind the Gap' notice at South Kensington, in front of a rotting timber platform edge

18 June 2015 08:27 AM
Viewed 463 times
(1 time this week, 6 times this month, 29 times this year)

Another temporary fishplate, this time linking a new section of rail to the old

12 June 2015 08:26 AM
Viewed 402 times
(1 time this week, 10 times this month, 28 times this year)

Temporary fishplate reinforcing a flawed rail weld

12 June 2015 08:26 AM
Viewed 518 times
(2 times this week, 13 times this month, 28 times this year)

Tactile paving at Seddon leading the vision impaired right into a stanchion

12 June 2015 08:12 AM
Viewed 527 times
(11 times this month, 28 times this year)

Leaking water from rusted out gutting at North Melbourne station

13 May 2015 08:47 AM
Viewed 511 times
(8 times this month, 25 times this year)

Wet day at North Melbourne, and the modern verandas do nothing to shelter passengers

11 May 2015 08:37 AM
Viewed 837 times
(3 times this week, 15 times this month, 66 times this year)

Wet day at North Melbourne, and the original verandas protect passengers from the rain

11 May 2015 08:35 AM
Viewed 487 times
(11 times this month, 31 times this year)

Wet day at North Melbourne, and the original verandas protect passengers from the rain

11 May 2015 08:35 AM
Viewed 737 times
(1 time this week, 15 times this month, 50 times this year)

Escalator at North Melbourne platform 2 and 3 is out of order yet again

11 May 2015 08:33 AM
Viewed 647 times
(2 times this week, 13 times this month, 46 times this year)

'Caution Wet Floor' sign beneath a leaking veranda at Flinders Street platform 3

25 April 2015 17:47 PM
Viewed 688 times
(1 time this week, 5 times this month, 58 times this year)

Resurfaced roadway already breaking up at the Park Street level crossing in Moonee Ponds

3 April 2015 10:57 AM
Viewed 619 times
(2 times this month, 27 times this year)

Lift still under repair at Sunshine station

20 March 2015 08:08 AM
Viewed 488 times
(1 time this week, 6 times this month, 24 times this year)

Lift under repair at Sunshine station

18 March 2015 08:34 AM
Viewed 732 times
(4 times this month, 34 times this year)

'Lift out of order' sign at Sunshine station

18 March 2015 08:34 AM
Viewed 1668 times
(1 time this week, 9 times this month, 104 times this year)

Another example of adjacent rail flaws, temporarily patched up by bolted on fishplates

12 March 2015 17:18 PM
Viewed 501 times
(9 times this month, 31 times this year)

Pair of temporary fishplates fitted side by side

Surely two rail flaws in one metre is a *really* bad thing

6 March 2015 09:52 AM
Viewed 547 times, 28 times this year)

Escalator to North Melbourne platform 6 is dead yet again

3 March 2015 07:47 AM
Viewed 486 times
(1 time this month, 29 times this year)

'Mind the bloody big gap' at Auburn station

17 February 2015 18:24 PM
Viewed 629 times
(1 time this week, 5 times this month, 36 times this year)

Crumbling platform surface at Albion station

16 February 2015 18:14 PM
Viewed 545 times
(2 times this month, 27 times this year)

Escalators to North Melbourne platform 6 are broken again

10 February 2015 16:51 PM
Viewed 589 times
(11 times this month, 30 times this year)

Repairing the broken escalators at North Melbourne platform 6

10 February 2015 16:49 PM
Viewed 534 times
(9 times this month, 32 times this year)

A number of stairs removed so that the innards can be repaired

Escalators to North Melbourne platform 6 are broken again

10 February 2015 16:49 PM
Viewed 524 times
(1 time this week, 7 times this month, 26 times this year)

Escalators to North Melbourne platform 6 are broken again

10 February 2015 16:49 PM
Viewed 519 times
(6 times this month, 26 times this year)
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