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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.

Temporary fishplate bolted to a flawed rail at Croxton

Saturday 2 February 2013 13:34 PM
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(3 times this week, 4 times this month, 54 times this year)

Now the escalator for platform 6 at North Melbourne is broken

Wednesday 5 December 2012 07:02 AM
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(3 times this week, 6 times this month, 82 times this year)

You just fixed the other escalator at North Melbourne, and now the neighbouring one is broken?

Monday 26 November 2012 08:54 AM
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(3 times this week, 5 times this month, 68 times this year)

Day three: some repair work is finally starting to happen

Friday 23 November 2012 08:45 AM
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(2 times this week, 3 times this month, 64 times this year)

Day three: escalator still broken at North Melbourne

Friday 23 November 2012 08:43 AM
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(3 times this week, 6 times this month, 70 times this year)

Escalator 'out of order until further notice' - what a joke

Thursday 22 November 2012 17:48 PM
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(10 times this week, 16 times this month, 122 times this year)

Two days on: escalator still broken at North Melbourne

Thursday 22 November 2012 17:46 PM
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(3 times this week, 7 times this month, 71 times this year)

One day on: escalator still broken at North Melbourne

Wednesday 21 November 2012 15:29 PM
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(2 times this week, 3 times this month, 57 times this year)

PIDS at North Melbourne, suffering from a major display glitch

Tuesday 20 November 2012 08:31 AM
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(2 times this week, 3 times this month, 54 times this year)

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

Tuesday 20 November 2012 08:30 AM
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(4 times this week, 6 times this month, 77 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

Wednesday 10 October 2012 06:58 AM
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(3 times this week, 11 times this month, 110 times this year)

Bashed up stanchions beside the standard gauge tracks at Albion

Monday 8 October 2012 09:07 AM
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(1 time this week, 2 times this month, 56 times this year)

Missing bricks on the heritage listed ramps at North Melbourne station

Wednesday 3 October 2012 08:49 AM
Viewed 934 times
(1 time this week, 3 times this month, 69 times this year)

Dogspikes working their way loose of the track at Glenroy

Saturday 29 September 2012 11:35 AM
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(1 time this week, 2 times this month, 51 times this year)

The only guaranteed way to keep dry at North Melbourne Station: keep your umbrella open on the concourse

Wednesday 29 August 2012 19:26 PM
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(2 times this week, 4 times this month, 50 times this year)

Water covers the supposedly 'sheltered' platforms at North Melbourne

Wednesday 29 August 2012 19:25 PM
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(1 time this week, 3 times this month, 53 times this year)

Concourse at North Melbourne Station covered with water

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

Wednesday 29 August 2012 19:24 PM
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(3 times this week, 5 times this month, 71 times this year)

Mud holes in the track along the Hurstbridge line

Sunday 26 August 2012 13:37 PM
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(2 times this week, 5 times this month, 77 times this year)

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

Friday 10 August 2012 09:02 AM
Viewed 1084 times
(2 times this week, 4 times this month, 54 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.

Sunday 5 August 2012 10:43 AM
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(3 times this week, 8 times this month, 108 times this year)

Puddle jumping in the Flinders Street subway

Saturday 26 May 2012 17:53 PM
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(2 times this week, 4 times this month, 74 times this year)

Puddle jumping in the Flinders Street subway

Saturday 26 May 2012 17:52 PM
Viewed 952 times
(1 time this week, 2 times this month, 61 times this year)

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

Saturday 26 May 2012 17:51 PM
Viewed 912 times
(2 times this week, 3 times this month, 48 times this year)

Pair of temporary fishplates bolted to a flawed rail

Sunday 29 April 2012 13:13 PM
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(2 times this week, 5 times this month, 77 times this year)
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Viewed 4864 times (10 times this week, 42 times this month, 487 times this year)