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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.

Massive mud hole in the tracks over the Cremorne Bridge

3 December 2014 07:28 AM
Viewed 708 times, 91 times this year)

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

1 December 2014 08:57 AM
Viewed 760 times, 115 times this year)

Lift out of order at North Melbourne platform 6

1 December 2014 08:46 AM
Viewed 577 times, 100 times this year)

More mud holes in the tracks at Hawksburn station

28 November 2014 07:34 AM
Viewed 616 times, 99 times this year)

Mud holes in the tracks at Hawksburn station

28 November 2014 07:34 AM
Viewed 650 times, 96 times this year)

Steel girder and rod reinforces the cracked station building at Hawksburn platform 1

28 November 2014 07:31 AM
Viewed 886 times, 139 times this year)

Cracked station building at Hawksburn platform 1

28 November 2014 07:31 AM
Viewed 793 times
(1 time this month, 140 times this year)

Steel girder and rod reinforces the cracked station building at Hawksburn platform 1

28 November 2014 07:31 AM
Viewed 644 times
(1 time this week, 1 time this month, 100 times this year)

Friday morning, and the escalator out of Flagstaff station is still broken

21 November 2014 09:02 AM
Viewed 660 times
(4 times this month, 86 times this year)

Thursday morning, and the escalator out of Flagstaff station is still broken

20 November 2014 08:41 AM
Viewed 608 times
(1 time this week, 6 times this month, 86 times this year)

Wednesday morning, and the escalator out of Flagstaff station is still broken

19 November 2014 08:48 AM
Viewed 558 times
(1 time this week, 3 times this month, 122 times this year)

Tuesday morning, and an escalator out of Flagstaff station is broken

18 November 2014 09:06 AM
Viewed 645 times
(8 times this month, 111 times this year)

Escalators to North Melbourne platform 6 out of order yet again

11 November 2014 20:05 PM
Viewed 791 times
(1 time this week, 141 times this year)

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

29 October 2014 17:49 PM
Viewed 866 times
(1 time this week, 1 time this month, 143 times this year)

With the escalator out of service, a few dozen people try to cram into a single lift

Platform 2/3 at North Melbourne doesn't have a backup staircase at the city end

28 October 2014 08:36 AM
Viewed 650 times
(1 time this month, 95 times this year)

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

28 October 2014 08:36 AM
Viewed 880 times
(1 time this week, 1 time this month, 156 times this year)

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

30 September 2014 17:28 PM
Viewed 757 times
(1 time this week, 2 times this month, 125 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 1049 times
(1 time this week, 2 times this month, 178 times this year)

Rain covers the stairs between platform and concourse at Sunshine station

30 September 2014 16:13 PM
Viewed 603 times, 101 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
Viewed 644 times, 81 times this year)

'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
Viewed 967 times
(1 time this month, 130 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
Viewed 945 times
(1 time this month, 191 times this year)

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

21 September 2014 13:57 PM
Viewed 951 times
(1 time this month, 199 times this year)

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

17 September 2014 10:18 AM
Viewed 911 times
(5 times this month, 254 times this year)
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