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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 out of order yet again

Tuesday 11 November 2014 20:05 PM
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Escalator to platform 2/3 at North Melbourne is still out of service

Wednesday 29 October 2014 17:49 PM
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(2 times this month, 86 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

Tuesday 28 October 2014 08:36 AM
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(1 time this week, 1 time this month, 65 times this year)

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

Tuesday 28 October 2014 08:36 AM
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(1 time this week, 1 time this month, 65 times this year)

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

Tuesday 30 September 2014 17:28 PM
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(1 time this week, 1 time this month, 80 times this year)

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

Tuesday 30 September 2014 16:13 PM
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(1 time this week, 1 time this month, 85 times this year)

Rain covers the stairs between platform and concourse at Sunshine station

Tuesday 30 September 2014 16:13 PM
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(1 time this month, 80 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

Tuesday 30 September 2014 16:12 PM
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(1 time this month, 61 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.

Tuesday 30 September 2014 08:38 AM
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Steel bracing added to cracked brickwork at the north-west end of the Banana Alley vaults

Monday 22 September 2014 13:56 PM
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(2 times this month, 70 times this year)

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

Sunday 21 September 2014 13:57 PM
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(3 times this week, 4 times this month, 103 times this year)

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

Wednesday 17 September 2014 10:18 AM
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(2 times this week, 11 times this month, 86 times this year)

Now the escalator at North Melbourne station platform 6 has died

Thursday 14 August 2014 08:14 AM
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(5 times this month, 82 times this year)

Now the escalator at North Melbourne station platform 6 has died

Thursday 14 August 2014 08:14 AM
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(5 times this month, 61 times this year)

Escalator at North Melbourne station platform 1 is dead yet again

Tuesday 12 August 2014 08:02 AM
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(6 times this month, 69 times this year)

Pair of temporary fishplates reinforcing a rail at Watsonia station

Sunday 20 July 2014 11:47 AM
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(1 time this month, 83 times this year)

Dead LED next train display at East Richmond station

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

Friday 18 July 2014 18:50 PM
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(1 time this week, 5 times this month, 63 times this year)

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

Wednesday 16 July 2014 08:37 AM
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(6 times this month, 95 times this year)

Escalators still out of order at North Melbourne platform 6

Friday 4 July 2014 18:38 PM
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Escalators still out of order at North Melbourne platform 6

Friday 4 July 2014 18:36 PM
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Escalators out of order again at North Melbourne platform 6

Wednesday 2 July 2014 08:28 AM
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Broken escalator leading to North Melbourne platform 6

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

Friday 30 May 2014 08:32 AM
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(1 time this month, 69 times this year)

Broken down escalator at North Melbourne platform 2 and 3

Wednesday 30 April 2014 06:58 AM
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Giant puddle in the covered section of Newmarket platform 2

Tuesday 29 April 2014 17:38 PM
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