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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.

Loose dogspike in the Frankston line tracks at Glenhuntly

23 August 2015 16:16 PM
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(6 times this month, 66 times this year)

Buckets on the concourse at Flagstaff station to catch drips from the ceiling

19 August 2015 14:29 PM
Viewed 736 times
(2 times this week, 8 times this month, 116 times this year)

Buckets on the concourse at Flagstaff station to catch drips from the ceiling

19 August 2015 08:36 AM
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(1 time this week, 5 times this month, 77 times this year)

Mud hole in the Cranbourne line at Evans Road

8 August 2015 17:00 PM
Viewed 564 times
(3 times this month, 83 times this year)

Escalators at North Melbourne platform 2 and 3 broken yet again

5 August 2015 08:48 AM
Viewed 516 times
(2 times this month, 113 times this year)

Temporary fishplate bolted to a flawed rail near Southern Cross Station

30 July 2015 13:57 PM
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'Mind the Gap' notice at South Kensington, in front of a rotting timber platform edge

18 June 2015 08:27 AM
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(2 times this month, 72 times this year)

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

12 June 2015 08:26 AM
Viewed 441 times
(2 times this month, 67 times this year)

Temporary fishplate reinforcing a flawed rail weld

12 June 2015 08:26 AM
Viewed 558 times
(2 times this month, 68 times this year)

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

12 June 2015 08:12 AM
Viewed 566 times
(2 times this month, 67 times this year)

Leaking water from rusted out gutting at North Melbourne station

13 May 2015 08:47 AM
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Wet day at North Melbourne, and the modern verandas do nothing to shelter passengers

11 May 2015 08:37 AM
Viewed 895 times
(5 times this month, 124 times this year)

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

11 May 2015 08:35 AM
Viewed 527 times
(1 time this week, 4 times this month, 71 times this year)

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

11 May 2015 08:35 AM
Viewed 803 times
(5 times this month, 116 times this year)

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

11 May 2015 08:33 AM
Viewed 691 times
(2 times this month, 90 times this year)

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

25 April 2015 17:47 PM
Viewed 722 times
(2 times this month, 92 times this year)

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

3 April 2015 10:57 AM
Viewed 646 times
(1 time this month, 54 times this year)

Lift still under repair at Sunshine station

20 March 2015 08:08 AM
Viewed 520 times
(5 times this month, 56 times this year)

Lift under repair at Sunshine station

18 March 2015 08:34 AM
Viewed 763 times
(3 times this month, 65 times this year)

'Lift out of order' sign at Sunshine station

18 March 2015 08:34 AM
Viewed 1745 times
(2 times this week, 11 times this month, 181 times this year)

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

12 March 2015 17:18 PM
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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 578 times
(1 time this month, 59 times this year)

Escalator to North Melbourne platform 6 is dead yet again

3 March 2015 07:47 AM
Viewed 523 times
(1 time this month, 66 times this year)
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