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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 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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'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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(2 times this month, 34 times this year)

Bolted rail joint getting the stuffing knocked out of it

Wednesday 24 April 2013 17:09 PM
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(3 times this week, 5 times this month, 31 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, 38 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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(2 times this week, 1 time this month, 26 times this year)

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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(2 times this week, 6 times this month, 31 times this year)

Thermit weld between new and old rail

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

Thursday 28 March 2013 08:33 AM
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(4 times this week, 12 times this month, 55 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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(2 times this week, 8 times this month, 36 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, 6 times this month, 33 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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(1 time this week, 3 times this month, 30 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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(2 times this week, 6 times this month, 37 times this year)

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, 28 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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(4 times this week, 12 times this month, 49 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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(1 time this week, 6 times this month, 31 times this year)

Day three: some repair work is finally starting to happen

Friday 23 November 2012 08:45 AM
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(1 time this week, 2 times this month, 21 times this year)

Day three: escalator still broken at North Melbourne

Friday 23 November 2012 08:43 AM
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(1 time this week, 2 times this month, 25 times this year)

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

Thursday 22 November 2012 17:48 PM
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(2 times this week, 9 times this month, 55 times this year)

Two days on: escalator still broken at North Melbourne

Thursday 22 November 2012 17:46 PM
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(1 time this week, 5 times this month, 32 times this year)

One day on: escalator still broken at North Melbourne

Wednesday 21 November 2012 15:29 PM
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(1 time this week, 7 times this month, 40 times this year)

PIDS at North Melbourne, suffering from a major display glitch

Tuesday 20 November 2012 08:31 AM
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(1 time this week, 4 times this month, 27 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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(1 time this week, 4 times this month, 30 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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(2 times this week, 6 times this month, 44 times this year)

Bashed up stanchions beside the standard gauge tracks at Albion

Monday 8 October 2012 09:07 AM
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(4 times this week, 8 times this month, 40 times this year)

Missing bricks on the heritage listed ramps at North Melbourne station

Wednesday 3 October 2012 08:49 AM
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(3 times this month, 26 times this year)
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