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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 affixed to the rails on the Upfield line

12 September 2015 08:28 AM
Viewed 596 times
(9 times this month, 36 times this year)

Defective escalator at Flagstaff station

3 September 2015 15:12 PM
Viewed 639 times
(8 times this month, 26 times this year)

Inadequate weather protection results in a soaked platform 4 at Sunshine station

2 September 2015 18:13 PM
Viewed 536 times
(8 times this month, 30 times this year)

Inadequate weather protection results in a soaked platform 4 at Sunshine station

2 September 2015 18:13 PM
Viewed 538 times
(7 times this month, 28 times this year)

Inadequate weather protection results in a soaked platform 4 at Sunshine station

2 September 2015 18:12 PM
Viewed 731 times
(8 times this month, 44 times this year)

Temporary fishplate in the Frankston line tracks at Bentleigh

23 August 2015 17:30 PM
Viewed 545 times
(1 time this week, 2 times this month, 30 times this year)

Temporary fishplate in the Frankston line tracks at McKinnon

23 August 2015 17:14 PM
Viewed 606 times
(2 times this month, 22 times this year)

Loose dogspike in the Frankston line tracks at Glenhuntly

23 August 2015 16:16 PM
Viewed 570 times
(1 time this week, 2 times this month, 44 times this year)

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

19 August 2015 14:29 PM
Viewed 811 times
(2 times this week, 5 times this month, 37 times this year)

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

19 August 2015 08:36 AM
Viewed 796 times
(1 time this month, 39 times this year)

Mud hole in the Cranbourne line at Evans Road

8 August 2015 17:00 PM
Viewed 645 times
(1 time this week, 12 times this month, 39 times this year)

Passengers queue for the lift at North Melbourne platform 2 and 3 due to the escalators breaking down yet again

5 August 2015 08:49 AM
Viewed 654 times
(9 times this month, 36 times this year)

Escalators at North Melbourne platform 2 and 3 broken yet again

5 August 2015 08:48 AM
Viewed 583 times
(2 times this week, 13 times this month, 34 times this year)

Temporary fishplate bolted to a flawed rail near Southern Cross Station

30 July 2015 13:57 PM
Viewed 703 times
(1 time this week, 9 times this month, 36 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 581 times
(2 times this month, 37 times this year)

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

12 June 2015 08:26 AM
Viewed 498 times
(1 time this week, 12 times this month, 33 times this year)

Temporary fishplate reinforcing a flawed rail weld

12 June 2015 08:26 AM
Viewed 641 times
(8 times this month, 41 times this year)

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

12 June 2015 08:12 AM
Viewed 644 times
(11 times this month, 40 times this year)

Leaking water from rusted out gutting at North Melbourne station

13 May 2015 08:47 AM
Viewed 610 times
(8 times this month, 36 times this year)

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

11 May 2015 08:37 AM
Viewed 982 times
(1 time this week, 8 times this month, 41 times this year)

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

11 May 2015 08:35 AM
Viewed 608 times
(1 time this week, 14 times this month, 42 times this year)

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

11 May 2015 08:35 AM
Viewed 909 times
(1 time this week, 11 times this month, 49 times this year)

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

11 May 2015 08:33 AM
Viewed 767 times
(2 times this week, 15 times this month, 39 times this year)

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

25 April 2015 17:47 PM
Viewed 812 times
(7 times this month, 41 times this year)
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Viewed 4666 times (9 times this week, 56 times this month, 289 times this year)