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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.

Someone left the gate to the track at Sunshine unlocked

28 October 2018 08:36 AM
Viewed 84 times
(1 time this week, 4 times this month, 84 times this year)

Temporary fishplate on the running lines at North Williamstown station

27 October 2018 13:41 PM
Viewed 69 times
(3 times this month, 69 times this year)

Flaking paint on the ceiling of the Footscray station footbridge

27 October 2018 11:36 AM
Viewed 69 times
(2 times this month, 69 times this year)

Broken concrete sleeper at Sunshine platform 2

23 October 2018 08:06 AM
Viewed 164 times
(7 times this month, 164 times this year)

Temporary fishplate reinforces a failed rail joint at Seddon station

20 October 2018 07:41 AM
Viewed 94 times
(5 times this month, 94 times this year)

No pedestrian crossing provided at the Maddox Road level crossing in Newport

13 October 2018 07:34 AM
Viewed 105 times
(3 times this week, 5 times this month, 105 times this year)

Bidirectional bike line on Maddox Road in Newport, with no boom barriers provided on the south side

13 October 2018 07:30 AM
Viewed 102 times
(3 times this week, 3 times this month, 102 times this year)

Cracked saloon window onboard a Comeng train

11 October 2018 08:51 AM
Viewed 79 times
(7 times this month, 79 times this year)

Error message displayed on the PIDS onboard an EDI Comeng train

It cycles through "10145001G 220C / Clock Chip / 32K RAM / [time] / Serial Address = AA" then attempts to display the proper display, but reboots instead

11 October 2018 08:28 AM
Viewed 98 times
(7 times this month, 98 times this year)

The new anti-vandal film on the Siemens train windows is cheap rubbish, and already crazing without any help from the vandals

1 October 2018 08:50 AM
Viewed 212 times
(1 time this week, 6 times this month, 212 times this year)

Damaged light diffuser onboard a Comeng train

25 September 2018 17:12 PM
Viewed 94 times
(1 time this week, 4 times this month, 94 times this year)

Repairing a defective escalator in the middle of peak hour at Flagstaff station

21 September 2018 08:36 AM
Viewed 83 times
(2 times this week, 4 times this month, 83 times this year)

Repairing a defective escalator in the middle of peak hour at Flagstaff station

21 September 2018 08:36 AM
Viewed 81 times
(2 times this week, 4 times this month, 81 times this year)

Flawed rail marked for replacement at South Kensington, adjacent to a freshly replaced section of rail

20 September 2018 09:14 AM
Viewed 113 times
(2 times this week, 6 times this month, 113 times this year)

Flawed rail marked for replacement at South Kensington

20 September 2018 09:14 AM
Viewed 76 times
(2 times this week, 3 times this month, 76 times this year)

Clean ballast above these sleepers at South Kensington is the beginning of a mud hole

20 September 2018 09:13 AM
Viewed 142 times
(2 times this week, 2 times this month, 142 times this year)

'Lift out of order' at Sunshine station, due it to being stuck between floors

20 September 2018 08:58 AM
Viewed 74 times
(4 times this week, 7 times this month, 74 times this year)

'Lift out of order' sign deployed at Sunshine station

20 September 2018 08:58 AM
Viewed 86 times
(3 times this week, 4 times this month, 86 times this year)

Flawed rail marked for replacement at Franklin Street

13 September 2018 08:22 AM
Viewed 88 times
(4 times this week, 7 times this month, 88 times this year)

Still a big gap between train and platform at Essendon platform 2

7 September 2018 14:59 PM
Viewed 194 times
(3 times this week, 9 times this month, 194 times this year)

Flaking paint and rusted steel beneath the Flinders Street Viaduct

4 September 2018 14:47 PM
Viewed 141 times
(5 times this week, 13 times this month, 141 times this year)

Flooded mud hole in the up suburban track at Sunshine station

4 September 2018 08:23 AM
Viewed 91 times
(3 times this week, 8 times this month, 91 times this year)

Platform drain flooded at Sunshine

1 September 2018 08:49 AM
Viewed 92 times, 92 times this year)

Rail flaws marked on the rail at North Melbourne

30 August 2018 08:48 AM
Viewed 91 times
(1 time this week, 91 times this year)
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Viewed 3352 times (1 time this week, 11 times this month, 322 times this year)