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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.

Concourse at North Melbourne Station covered with water

What point is a roof if it doesn't keep the rain out?

29 August 2012 19:24 PM
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(4 times this month, 72 times this year)

Mud holes in the track along the Hurstbridge line

26 August 2012 13:37 PM
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(1 time this week, 12 times this month, 180 times this year)

Another kind of temporary fishplate for dodgy rails in the Melbourne suburban area

10 August 2012 09:02 AM
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(2 times this month, 99 times this year)

Temporary rail joint on the suburban tracks at Footscray

A short length of rail was replaced, with both ends being bolted into place instead of being welded. Note the missing pandrol clips beneath the fishplate.

5 August 2012 10:43 AM
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(14 times this month, 226 times this year)

Puddle jumping in the Flinders Street subway

26 May 2012 17:53 PM
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(3 times this month, 104 times this year)

Puddle jumping in the Flinders Street subway

26 May 2012 17:52 PM
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(6 times this month, 75 times this year)

Dodgy guttering on the platform verandas leak water onto the Flinders Street platforms

26 May 2012 17:51 PM
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(8 times this month, 74 times this year)

Pair of temporary fishplates bolted to a flawed rail

29 April 2012 13:13 PM
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(1 time this week, 9 times this month, 156 times this year)

Mud pumping through concrete sleepered track at Eltham

28 April 2012 14:34 PM
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(1 time this week, 21 times this month, 372 times this year)

Still working on the points, at least the 'B' light of the signal is now lit

15 February 2012 16:20 PM
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(4 times this month, 79 times this year)

Our train stuck at Williamstown, Metro staff working on getting the points thrown over

15 February 2012 16:19 PM
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(5 times this month, 84 times this year)

Almost a week later, and the middle screen is still faulty at Flinders Street Station

7 February 2012 13:32 PM
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(4 times this month, 97 times this year)

Next train displays at the main entrance to Flinders Street Station: the middle screen is a dud

3 February 2012 17:54 PM
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(3 times this month, 94 times this year)

Another temporary fishplate bolted to a flawed rail

22 November 2011 08:40 AM
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(6 times this month, 110 times this year)

Temporary fishplate bolted to a flawed rail

22 November 2011 08:40 AM
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(4 times this month, 73 times this year)

Temporary fishplates bolted to flawed rail at Ascot Vale

22 November 2011 08:40 AM
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(6 times this month, 140 times this year)

Weeds between the tracks at Ascot Vale, dying off for summer

29 October 2011 13:33 PM
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(5 times this month, 91 times this year)

Flooded subway at Ascot Vale: is it really that hard to maintain drains?

17 February 2011 08:39 AM
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(16 times this month, 160 times this year)

Interface between Metro and V/Line track underneath the signals at Franklin Street

Note the grass covered bit of non-electrified suburban track that Metro is supposed to be maintaining

13 February 2011 08:09 AM
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(3 times this month, 94 times this year)

'Temporary' timber supports on the down platform verandah at Kensington - it has been like this for months now...

16 May 2010 08:49 AM
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(8 times this month, 145 times this year)

They cover over the top of the new Footscray footbridge, but use perforated panels that let water through?

11 April 2010 09:53 AM
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(7 times this month, 266 times this year)

Reinforcement bars exposed in the piers of the Hampshire Road bridge at Sunshine

10 April 2010 08:27 AM
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(4 times this month, 86 times this year)

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