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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.

Escalator to North Melbourne platform 6 broken yet again

8 January 2014 06:57 AM
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(1 time this week, 1 time this month, 37 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 week, 9 times this month, 36 times this year)

Out of service escalator leading from North Melbourne platform 6

23 December 2013 07:56 AM
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(2 times this week, 9 times this month, 43 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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(3 times this week, 3 times this month, 35 times this year)

Another temporary fishplate reinforcing a flawed rail

10 November 2013 10:25 AM
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(2 times this week, 1 time this month, 30 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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(2 times this week, 2 times this month, 32 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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Puddles form beneath the supposedly 'enclosed' footbridge at Footscray

20 September 2013 17:57 PM
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(2 times this week, 2 times this month, 33 times this year)

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

20 September 2013 17:55 PM
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(2 times this week, 2 times this month, 30 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, 1 time this month, 41 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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(3 times this week, 3 times this month, 41 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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Bolted rail joint getting the stuffing knocked out of it

24 April 2013 17:09 PM
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(1 time this week, 1 time this month, 34 times this year)

Escalator at North Melbourne station platform 1 still broken!

10 April 2013 06:55 AM
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(1 time this week, 10 times this month, 43 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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(2 times this week, 11 times this month, 34 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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(1 time this week, 1 time this month, 38 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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(2 times this week, 2 times this month, 35 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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(2 times this week, 1 time this month, 41 times this year)

Another day, another failed escalator at North Melbourne station

27 March 2013 06:58 AM
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(3 times this week, 2 times this month, 40 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 week, 1 time this month, 34 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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(3 times this week, 3 times this month, 59 times this year)

Temporary fishplate bolted to a flawed rail at Croxton

2 February 2013 13:34 PM
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(2 times this week, 2 times this month, 32 times this year)

Now the escalator for platform 6 at North Melbourne is broken

5 December 2012 07:02 AM
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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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