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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.

Mud pumping through concrete sleepered track at Eltham

28 April 2012 14:34 PM
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(8 times this week, 6 times this month, 77 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 week, 1 time this month, 30 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, 31 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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(3 times this week, 10 times this month, 27 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, 2 times this month, 31 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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(1 time this week, 1 time this month, 32 times this year)

Another temporary fishplate bolted to a flawed rail

22 November 2011 08:40 AM
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(1 time this week, 1 time this month, 48 times this year)

Temporary fishplate bolted to a flawed rail

22 November 2011 08:40 AM
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(1 time this week, 1 time this month, 31 times this year)

Temporary fishplates bolted to flawed rail at Ascot Vale

22 November 2011 08:40 AM
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Weeds between the tracks at Ascot Vale, dying off for summer

29 October 2011 13:33 PM
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(1 time this week, 30 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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(6 times this week, 3 times this month, 74 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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(2 times this week, 2 times this month, 31 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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(4 times this week, 4 times this month, 53 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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(6 times this week, 4 times this month, 52 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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Reinforcement bars exposed in the piers of the Hampshire Road bridge at Sunshine

10 April 2010 08:27 AM
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(1 time this week, 1 time this month, 30 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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(1 time this week, 1 time this month, 33 times this year)

That can't be good - cracked up concrete piers of the Hampshire Road bridge at Sunshine

10 April 2010 08:26 AM
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(4 times this week, 4 times this month, 37 times this year)

Weeds growing between the tracks at Glenferrie

31 March 2010 17:27 PM
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(1 time this week, 1 time this month, 30 times this year)

Wet, wet, wet at North Melbourne - the 'roof' is useless...

8 December 2009 08:53 AM
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(3 times this week, 3 times this month, 41 times this year)

50 km/h speed restriction for the disused oil siding at Paisley - the points are falling apart

24 November 2009 08:36 AM
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(2 times this week, 1 time this month, 40 times this year)

The new next train display at Flinders Street Station are already faulty...

27 March 2007 08:10 AM
Viewed 1338 times
(1 time this week, 1 time this month, 69 times this year)

The new next train display at Flinders Street Station are already faulty...

27 March 2007 08:07 AM
Viewed 1635 times
(4 times this week, 3 times this month, 70 times this year)
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