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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.

Faulty clock at Footscray station

Showing 9.24 am, despite it being 5:39 pm!

2 October 2013 17:39 PM
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(4 times this month, 71 times this year)

One station - two different time zones?

Clock on platform 1 is showing 9.23, and clock on platform 2 showing 2:08, despite it being 5:38 pm!

2 October 2013 17:38 PM
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(5 times this month, 74 times this year)

Puddles form beneath the supposedly 'enclosed' footbridge at Footscray

20 September 2013 17:57 PM
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(7 times this month, 71 times this year)

Wet steps leading down to the platforms at Footscray - supposedly enclosed!

20 September 2013 17:55 PM
Viewed 519 times
(3 times this month, 57 times this year)

Inadequate weather protection on the 'colander footbridge' at Footscray

20 September 2013 17:50 PM
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(1 time this week, 9 times this month, 88 times this year)

Temporary fishplate reinforcing a dodgy rail joint

The weld on the other side is labelled 18/06/2013

24 June 2013 08:36 AM
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(7 times this month, 84 times this year)

'Mind the gap' at Essendon - and the 30 centimetre high step into the train!

18 June 2013 08:46 AM
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(2 times this month, 76 times this year)

Bolted rail joint getting the stuffing knocked out of it

24 April 2013 17:09 PM
Viewed 688 times
(1 time this week, 2 times this month, 60 times this year)

Escalator at North Melbourne station platform 1 still broken!

10 April 2013 06:55 AM
Viewed 833 times
(1 time this week, 10 times this month, 99 times this year)

LED screen for the PID at North Melbourne station having some issues

4 April 2013 06:50 AM
Viewed 615 times
(2 times this month, 63 times this year)

A few days on, the escalator at North Melbourne station platform 1 still broken

3 April 2013 08:36 AM
Viewed 823 times
(1 time this week, 6 times this month, 88 times this year)

Thermit weld between new and old rail

The yellow spraypaint marks where the since-removed flawed rail was located

28 March 2013 08:33 AM
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(5 times this month, 65 times this year)

'Temporary' fishplates over flawed rail finally replaced by a new length of rail

The flaw dated back to at least November 2011: http://railgallery.wongm.com/infrastructure/track-rail-sleepers/E112_0402.jpg.html

28 March 2013 08:32 AM
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(6 times this month, 99 times this year)

Another day, another failed escalator at North Melbourne station

27 March 2013 06:58 AM
Viewed 777 times
(1 time this week, 5 times this month, 91 times this year)

Is it any wonder Melbourne has so many signal faults, when the cables behind them look like this?

16 February 2013 11:51 AM
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(2 times this month, 73 times this year)

'Temporary' fishplates applied to flawed rail at Ascot Vale

It's been broken for over 12 months now: http://railgallery.wongm.com/infrastructure/track-rail-sleepers/E112_0402.jpg.html

4 February 2013 08:31 AM
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(1 time this week, 7 times this month, 91 times this year)

Temporary fishplate bolted to a flawed rail at Croxton

2 February 2013 13:34 PM
Viewed 641 times
(3 times this month, 62 times this year)

Now the escalator for platform 6 at North Melbourne is broken

5 December 2012 07:02 AM
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(1 time this week, 6 times this month, 94 times this year)

You just fixed the other escalator at North Melbourne, and now the neighbouring one is broken?

26 November 2012 08:54 AM
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(8 times this month, 94 times this year)

Day three: some repair work is finally starting to happen

23 November 2012 08:45 AM
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(3 times this month, 90 times this year)

Day three: escalator still broken at North Melbourne

23 November 2012 08:43 AM
Viewed 595 times
(7 times this month, 59 times this year)

Escalator 'out of order until further notice' - what a joke

22 November 2012 17:48 PM
Viewed 1154 times
(1 time this week, 7 times this month, 96 times this year)

Two days on: escalator still broken at North Melbourne

22 November 2012 17:46 PM
Viewed 739 times
(1 time this week, 7 times this month, 91 times this year)

One day on: escalator still broken at North Melbourne

21 November 2012 15:29 PM
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(5 times this month, 89 times this year)
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