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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.

Repairing the escalator to Flinders Street platform 4 and 5

24 June 2019 12:52 PM
Viewed 113 times
(2 times this week, 1 time this month, 14 times this year)

Big step up to a Comeng train at Richmond platform 1

24 June 2019 12:46 PM
Viewed 110 times
(3 times this week, 10 times this year)

Queue for the escalators at Flagstaff platform 3 and 4

17 June 2019 08:37 AM
Viewed 118 times
(2 times this week, 2 times this month, 14 times this year)

Mud hole in the down suburban track at Sunshine station

17 June 2019 08:15 AM
Viewed 133 times
(1 time this week, 1 time this month, 14 times this year)

Water covers the concourse at Sunshine station, thanks to the walls only being steel mesh

3 June 2019 17:33 PM
Viewed 105 times
(1 time this month, 13 times this year)

New tactile paving at Tottenham station, and the bits are already missing

31 May 2019 16:37 PM
Viewed 115 times
(1 time this week, 7 times this month, 17 times this year)

Both escalators at the east side of the Footscray station footbridge out of service

6 May 2019 10:06 AM
Viewed 221 times
(2 times this week, 8 times this month, 40 times this year)

Desire line heads through the gardens on the west side of Sunshine station

6 May 2019 09:32 AM
Viewed 144 times
(1 time this week, 3 times this month, 26 times this year)

'Caution wet floor' signs on Footcray's 'Colander Bridge'

It now 'just' leaks, following the addition of a roof as part of the Regional Rail Link project

29 April 2019 08:11 AM
Viewed 107 times
(2 times this week, 7 times this month, 24 times this year)

Wet floor at North Melbourne station

24 April 2019 08:29 AM
Viewed 108 times
(8 times this month, 24 times this year)

Temporary fishplate attached to flawed rail outside Flinders Street Station

10 April 2019 13:41 PM
Viewed 111 times
(1 time this week, 4 times this month, 26 times this year)

Rust marks the concrete at the recently rebuilt West Footscray station

4 April 2019 17:52 PM
Viewed 107 times
(1 time this week, 4 times this month, 25 times this year)

Broken down escalator to North Melbourne platforms 2 and 3

1 April 2019 17:38 PM
Viewed 112 times
(1 time this week, 3 times this month, 27 times this year)

Escalator out of service in morning peak at Flagstaff station

11 February 2019 08:59 AM
Viewed 136 times
(2 times this week, 3 times this month, 45 times this year)

Both next train displays at Sunshine station have dropped dead

6 February 2019 12:43 PM
Viewed 127 times
(1 time this week, 3 times this month, 36 times this year)

'The ne' is all that is displayed, due to half of the LEDs aboard this EDI Comeng train being broken

4 February 2019 09:02 AM
Viewed 145 times
(2 times this week, 5 times this month, 56 times this year)

Escalator under repair at North Melbourne station

1 February 2019 11:42 AM
Viewed 147 times
(2 times this week, 6 times this month, 53 times this year)

Escalator under repair at North Melbourne station

1 February 2019 11:41 AM
Viewed 171 times
(2 times this week, 8 times this month, 62 times this year)

Temporary fencing behind a smashed pane of glass on the main Flinders Street Station concourse

31 January 2019 13:19 PM
Viewed 132 times
(1 time this week, 2 times this month, 34 times this year)

Tree grows from a crack in the Kororoit Creek Road bridge

20 January 2019 08:05 AM
Viewed 245 times
(13 times this week, 21 times this month, 115 times this year)

Bollard protects a loose manhole cover at Footscray station

14 January 2019 18:24 PM
Viewed 131 times
(1 time this week, 1 time this month, 40 times this year)

Cracked concrete platform face at Darebin, with reinforcing bars exposed

28 December 2018 11:26 AM
Viewed 171 times
(4 times this week, 10 times this month, 61 times this year)

Rotten timber sleepers in the up track outside Clifton Hill

28 December 2018 08:37 AM
Viewed 153 times
(2 times this week, 5 times this month, 49 times this year)

Leaking water covers the concourse at Sunshine station

14 December 2018 19:02 PM
Viewed 139 times
(2 times this week, 2 times this month, 42 times this year)
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Viewed 4032 times (4 times this week, 12 times this month, 256 times this year)