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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.

One day on: escalator still broken at North Melbourne

21 November 2012 15:29 PM
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PIDS at North Melbourne, suffering from a major display glitch

20 November 2012 08:31 AM
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(3 times this week, 2 times this month, 7 times this year)

Escalator broken at North Melbourne again - this time the up one from platform 1

20 November 2012 08:30 AM
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(1 time this week, 1 time this month, 6 times this year)

Escalator out of use at North Melbourne station in the leadup to morning peak

Leaving the only access to platform 2/3 via lift or the ramp at the other end

10 October 2012 06:58 AM
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(3 times this week, 2 times this month, 13 times this year)

Bashed up stanchions beside the standard gauge tracks at Albion

8 October 2012 09:07 AM
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(2 times this week, 1 time this month, 8 times this year)

Missing bricks on the heritage listed ramps at North Melbourne station

3 October 2012 08:49 AM
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(1 time this week, 1 time this month, 7 times this year)

Dogspikes working their way loose of the track at Glenroy

29 September 2012 11:35 AM
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The only guaranteed way to keep dry at North Melbourne Station: keep your umbrella open on the concourse

29 August 2012 19:26 PM
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(1 time this week, 1 time this month, 6 times this year)

Water covers the supposedly 'sheltered' platforms at North Melbourne

29 August 2012 19:25 PM
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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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Mud holes in the track along the Hurstbridge line

26 August 2012 13:37 PM
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Another kind of temporary fishplate for dodgy rails in the Melbourne suburban area

10 August 2012 09:02 AM
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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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(5 times this week, 4 times this month, 13 times this year)

Puddle jumping in the Flinders Street subway

26 May 2012 17:53 PM
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(1 time this week, 6 times this year)

Puddle jumping in the Flinders Street subway

26 May 2012 17:52 PM
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Dodgy guttering on the platform verandas leak water onto the Flinders Street platforms

26 May 2012 17:51 PM
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Pair of temporary fishplates bolted to a flawed rail

29 April 2012 13:13 PM
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(4 times this week, 3 times this month, 12 times this year)

Mud pumping through concrete sleepered track at Eltham

28 April 2012 14:34 PM
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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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(1 time this week, 4 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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(2 times this week, 1 time this month, 5 times this year)

Glass panels on the concourse at North Melbourne still covered in plywood, after being broken by some bogans back in December 2011

11 February 2012 08:29 AM
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Glass panels on the concourse at North Melbourne still covered in plywood, after being broken by some bogans back in December 2011

11 February 2012 08:29 AM
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(4 times this week, 5 times this month, 7 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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(2 times this week, 1 time this month, 5 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 week, 1 time this month, 9 times this year)
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