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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.

Broken down escalator at North Melbourne platform 2 and 3

30 April 2014 06:58 AM
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(3 times this month, 247 times this year)

Giant puddle in the covered section of Newmarket platform 2

29 April 2014 17:38 PM
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(1 time this month, 67 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
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(3 times this month, 49 times this year)

No saloon lighting onboard this Comeng train

24 January 2014 17:55 PM
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(2 times this month, 80 times this year)

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

8 January 2014 20:21 PM
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(9 times this month, 123 times this year)

Escalator to North Melbourne platform 6 broken yet again

8 January 2014 06:57 AM
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(6 times this month, 98 times this year)

Notice directing passengers to the stairs of lift for North Melbourne platform 6

23 December 2013 07:57 AM
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(2 times this month, 79 times this year)

Out of service escalator leading from North Melbourne platform 6

23 December 2013 07:56 AM
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(6 times this month, 102 times this year)

Mud hole in the up track at Ascot Vale, the track having been recently relaid with concrete sleepers

12 November 2013 08:46 AM
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(7 times this month, 97 times this year)

Another temporary fishplate reinforcing a flawed rail

10 November 2013 10:25 AM
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(5 times this month, 74 times this year)

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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(6 times this month, 89 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, 88 times this year)

Puddles form beneath the supposedly 'enclosed' footbridge at Footscray

20 September 2013 17:57 PM
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(4 times this month, 84 times this year)

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

20 September 2013 17:55 PM
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(4 times this month, 69 times this year)

Inadequate weather protection on the 'colander footbridge' at Footscray

20 September 2013 17:50 PM
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(5 times this month, 110 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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(1 time this week, 11 times this month, 109 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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(11 times this month, 116 times this year)

Bolted rail joint getting the stuffing knocked out of it

24 April 2013 17:09 PM
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(9 times this month, 80 times this year)

Escalator at North Melbourne station platform 1 still broken!

10 April 2013 06:55 AM
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(8 times this month, 127 times this year)

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

4 April 2013 06:50 AM
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(5 times this month, 81 times this year)

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

3 April 2013 08:36 AM
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(3 times this week, 11 times this month, 113 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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(6 times this month, 84 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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(10 times this month, 135 times this year)

Another day, another failed escalator at North Melbourne station

27 March 2013 06:58 AM
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(1 time this week, 8 times this month, 107 times this year)
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