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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.

Escalators to North Melbourne platform 6 are broken again

10 February 2015 16:49 PM
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(1 time this week, 3 times this month, 45 times this year)

Technicians having to fix the dodgy escalators at North Melbourne yet again

3 February 2015 07:42 AM
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(2 times this week, 5 times this month, 83 times this year)

This time an escalator at North Melbourne platform 2/3 has broken down

3 February 2015 07:41 AM
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(1 time this week, 2 times this month, 54 times this year)

'Temporary' fishplate bolted around a failing rail weld

2 February 2015 07:13 AM
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(2 times this week, 3 times this month, 54 times this year)

Massive mud hole in the tracks over the Cremorne Bridge

3 December 2014 07:28 AM
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(1 time this week, 2 times this month, 48 times this year)

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

1 December 2014 08:57 AM
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(1 time this week, 2 times this month, 51 times this year)

Lift out of order at North Melbourne platform 6

1 December 2014 08:46 AM
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(2 times this week, 3 times this month, 47 times this year)

More mud holes in the tracks at Hawksburn station

28 November 2014 07:34 AM
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(2 times this week, 3 times this month, 43 times this year)

Mud holes in the tracks at Hawksburn station

28 November 2014 07:34 AM
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(1 time this week, 3 times this month, 49 times this year)

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

28 November 2014 07:31 AM
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Cracked station building at Hawksburn platform 1

28 November 2014 07:31 AM
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(1 time this week, 3 times this month, 54 times this year)

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

28 November 2014 07:31 AM
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(2 times this week, 2 times this month, 44 times this year)

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

21 November 2014 09:02 AM
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(1 time this week, 5 times this month, 38 times this year)

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

20 November 2014 08:41 AM
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(1 time this week, 3 times this month, 33 times this year)

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

19 November 2014 08:48 AM
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(6 times this month, 41 times this year)

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

18 November 2014 09:06 AM
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(1 time this week, 6 times this month, 47 times this year)

Escalators to North Melbourne platform 6 out of order yet again

11 November 2014 20:05 PM
Viewed 865 times
(1 time this week, 2 times this month, 62 times this year)

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

29 October 2014 17:49 PM
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(1 time this week, 4 times this month, 59 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
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(1 time this week, 4 times this month, 49 times this year)

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

28 October 2014 08:36 AM
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(2 times this week, 3 times this month, 50 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, 2 times this month, 64 times this year)

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

30 September 2014 16:13 PM
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(1 time this week, 4 times this month, 67 times this year)

Rain covers the stairs between platform and concourse at Sunshine station

30 September 2014 16:13 PM
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(1 time this week, 2 times this month, 65 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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(1 time this week, 3 times this month, 46 times this year)
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