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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.

All of the next train displays at North Melbourne went down in the middle of peak hour

Monday 10 February 2014 17:59 PM
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(3 times this month, 50 times this year)

No saloon lighting onboard this Comeng train

Friday 24 January 2014 17:55 PM
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(1 time this month, 64 times this year)

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

Wednesday 8 January 2014 20:21 PM
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(4 times this month, 67 times this year)

Escalator to North Melbourne platform 6 broken yet again

Wednesday 8 January 2014 06:57 AM
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(5 times this month, 73 times this year)

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

Monday 23 December 2013 07:57 AM
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Out of service escalator leading from North Melbourne platform 6

Monday 23 December 2013 07:56 AM
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(3 times this month, 80 times this year)

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

Tuesday 12 November 2013 08:46 AM
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(1 time this week, 5 times this month, 63 times this year)

Another temporary fishplate reinforcing a flawed rail

Sunday 10 November 2013 10:25 AM
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(1 time this week, 10 times this month, 62 times this year)

Faulty clock at Footscray station

Showing 9.24 am, despite it being 5:39 pm!

Wednesday 2 October 2013 17:39 PM
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(11 times this month, 73 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!

Wednesday 2 October 2013 17:38 PM
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(8 times this month, 65 times this year)

Puddles form beneath the supposedly 'enclosed' footbridge at Footscray

Friday 20 September 2013 17:57 PM
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(1 time this week, 5 times this month, 61 times this year)

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

Friday 20 September 2013 17:55 PM
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(6 times this month, 60 times this year)

Inadequate weather protection on the 'colander footbridge' at Footscray

Friday 20 September 2013 17:50 PM
Viewed 1083 times
(2 times this week, 7 times this month, 81 times this year)

Temporary fishplate reinforcing a dodgy rail joint

The weld on the other side is labelled 18/06/2013

Monday 24 June 2013 08:36 AM
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(10 times this month, 101 times this year)

'Mind the gap' at Essendon - and the 30 centimetre high step into the train!

Tuesday 18 June 2013 08:46 AM
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(6 times this month, 65 times this year)

Bolted rail joint getting the stuffing knocked out of it

Wednesday 24 April 2013 17:09 PM
Viewed 908 times
(3 times this month, 62 times this year)

Escalator at North Melbourne station platform 1 still broken!

Wednesday 10 April 2013 06:55 AM
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(3 times this week, 3 times this month, 80 times this year)

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

Thursday 4 April 2013 06:50 AM
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A few days on, the escalator at North Melbourne station platform 1 still broken

Wednesday 3 April 2013 08:36 AM
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(8 times this month, 69 times this year)

Thermit weld between new and old rail

The yellow spraypaint marks where the since-removed flawed rail was located

Thursday 28 March 2013 08:33 AM
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(7 times this month, 71 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

Thursday 28 March 2013 08:32 AM
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(1 time this week, 13 times this month, 85 times this year)

Another day, another failed escalator at North Melbourne station

Wednesday 27 March 2013 06:58 AM
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(1 time this week, 8 times this month, 72 times this year)

Is it any wonder Melbourne has so many signal faults, when the cables behind them look like this?

Saturday 16 February 2013 11:51 AM
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(2 times this week, 10 times this month, 69 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

Monday 4 February 2013 08:31 AM
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(7 times this month, 96 times this year)
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