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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.

Escalator to platform 2/3 at North Melbourne is still out of service

28 October 2014 08:36 AM
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(3 times this week, 5 times this month, 119 times this year)

Big gap between the train and platform at Albion station platform 1

30 September 2014 17:28 PM
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(1 time this week, 5 times this month, 98 times this year)

Rain is also getting in through the mesh walls on the overhead concourse at Sunshine

30 September 2014 16:13 PM
Viewed 996 times
(1 time this week, 3 times this month, 125 times this year)

Rain covers the stairs between platform and concourse at Sunshine station

30 September 2014 16:13 PM
Viewed 568 times
(4 times this week, 5 times this month, 66 times this year)

Passengers attempt to find shelter from the wet weather at Sunshine platform 4

The roof of the platform verandas faces upwards so provide no shelter, while the open fences mean the also lack weather protection from the sides

30 September 2014 16:12 PM
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'Lift out of order' notice at North Melbourne platform 6

With anyone unable to use the escalators having to change platforms via the ramps at the north end, and use the lift from a different platform.

30 September 2014 08:38 AM
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(3 times this week, 3 times this month, 102 times this year)

Steel bracing added to cracked brickwork at the north-west end of the Banana Alley vaults

22 September 2014 13:56 PM
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(4 times this week, 5 times this month, 143 times this year)

Giant mud hole in the poorly installed concrete sleepers at Batman station

21 September 2014 13:57 PM
Viewed 881 times
(5 times this week, 6 times this month, 129 times this year)

Big gap between the train and platform at Moonee Ponds station platform 1

17 September 2014 10:18 AM
Viewed 856 times
(5 times this week, 34 times this month, 199 times this year)

Now the escalator at North Melbourne station platform 6 has died

14 August 2014 08:14 AM
Viewed 805 times
(2 times this week, 12 times this month, 107 times this year)

Now the escalator at North Melbourne station platform 6 has died

14 August 2014 08:14 AM
Viewed 566 times
(1 time this week, 8 times this month, 65 times this year)

Escalator at North Melbourne station platform 1 is dead yet again

12 August 2014 08:02 AM
Viewed 729 times
(1 time this week, 9 times this month, 93 times this year)

Pair of temporary fishplates reinforcing a rail at Watsonia station

20 July 2014 11:47 AM
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(1 time this week, 5 times this month, 139 times this year)

Dead LED next train display at East Richmond station

The 'talking brick' was also ringing out - so no train information anywhere!

18 July 2014 18:50 PM
Viewed 757 times
(1 time this week, 3 times this month, 68 times this year)

Temporary fishplate reinforcing a flawed rail, with a pandrol clip removed to make room

16 July 2014 08:37 AM
Viewed 2136 times
(5 times this week, 17 times this month, 147 times this year)

Escalators still out of order at North Melbourne platform 6

4 July 2014 18:38 PM
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(1 time this week, 1 time this month, 88 times this year)

Escalators still out of order at North Melbourne platform 6

4 July 2014 18:36 PM
Viewed 631 times
(8 times this week, 8 times this month, 158 times this year)

Escalators out of order again at North Melbourne platform 6

2 July 2014 08:28 AM
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(4 times this week, 4 times this month, 99 times this year)

Broken escalator leading to North Melbourne platform 6

Note the 'is this a joke?' scrawled on the notice board.

30 May 2014 08:32 AM
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(3 times this week, 4 times this month, 79 times this year)

Broken down escalator at North Melbourne platform 2 and 3

30 April 2014 06:58 AM
Viewed 1687 times
(11 times this week, 11 times this month, 256 times this year)

Giant puddle in the covered section of Newmarket platform 2

29 April 2014 17:38 PM
Viewed 559 times, 52 times this year)

All of the next train displays at North Melbourne went down in the middle of peak hour

10 February 2014 17:59 PM
Viewed 488 times
(2 times this month, 48 times this year)

No saloon lighting onboard this Comeng train

24 January 2014 17:55 PM
Viewed 756 times
(2 times this month, 78 times this year)

Notice that the escalator to North Melbourne platform 6 is broken yet again

8 January 2014 20:21 PM
Viewed 837 times
(8 times this month, 105 times this year)
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