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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.

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

11 May 2015 08:35 AM
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Wet day at North Melbourne, and the original verandas protect passengers from the rain

11 May 2015 08:35 AM
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(6 times this week, 15 times this month, 142 times this year)

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

11 May 2015 08:33 AM
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(1 time this week, 7 times this month, 104 times this year)

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

25 April 2015 17:47 PM
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(2 times this week, 7 times this month, 115 times this year)

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

3 April 2015 10:57 AM
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(3 times this week, 14 times this month, 76 times this year)

Lift still under repair at Sunshine station

20 March 2015 08:08 AM
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(1 time this week, 3 times this month, 71 times this year)

Lift under repair at Sunshine station

18 March 2015 08:34 AM
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(3 times this week, 5 times this month, 84 times this year)

'Lift out of order' sign at Sunshine station

18 March 2015 08:34 AM
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(3 times this week, 7 times this month, 204 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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(2 times this week, 9 times this month, 78 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
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(1 time this week, 7 times this month, 72 times this year)

Escalator to North Melbourne platform 6 is dead yet again

3 March 2015 07:47 AM
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(2 times this week, 7 times this month, 77 times this year)

'Mind the bloody big gap' at Auburn station

17 February 2015 18:24 PM
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(2 times this month, 94 times this year)

Crumbling platform surface at Albion station

16 February 2015 18:14 PM
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(2 times this week, 4 times this month, 76 times this year)

Escalators to North Melbourne platform 6 are broken again

10 February 2015 16:51 PM
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(2 times this week, 7 times this month, 76 times this year)

Repairing the broken escalators at North Melbourne platform 6

10 February 2015 16:49 PM
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(1 time this week, 4 times this month, 75 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
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(2 times this week, 8 times this month, 79 times this year)

Escalators to North Melbourne platform 6 are broken again

10 February 2015 16:49 PM
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(1 time this week, 5 times this month, 75 times this year)

Technicians having to fix the dodgy escalators at North Melbourne yet again

3 February 2015 07:42 AM
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(10 times this week, 19 times this month, 231 times this year)

This time an escalator at North Melbourne platform 2/3 has broken down

3 February 2015 07:41 AM
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(8 times this week, 14 times this month, 192 times this year)

'Temporary' fishplate bolted around a failing rail weld

2 February 2015 07:13 AM
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(4 times this week, 11 times this month, 114 times this year)

Massive mud hole in the tracks over the Cremorne Bridge

3 December 2014 07:28 AM
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(4 times this week, 9 times this month, 85 times this year)

Yet another escalator out of service at North Melbourne platforms 4 and 5

1 December 2014 08:57 AM
Viewed 748 times
(2 times this week, 6 times this month, 103 times this year)

Lift out of order at North Melbourne platform 6

1 December 2014 08:46 AM
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(2 times this week, 8 times this month, 83 times this year)

More mud holes in the tracks at Hawksburn station

28 November 2014 07:34 AM
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(2 times this week, 13 times this month, 90 times this year)
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