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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.

With three escalators running upwards at Flagstaff station and none down, passengers are directed towards the lift

6 December 2018 09:19 AM
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(1 time this week, 5 times this month, 39 times this year)

Three escalators running upwards at Flagstaff station, with the fourth out of service

6 December 2018 09:18 AM
Viewed 224 times
(4 times this month, 27 times this year)

Three escalators running upwards at Flagstaff station, with the fourth out of service

6 December 2018 09:18 AM
Viewed 233 times
(1 time this week, 8 times this month, 42 times this year)

'C' sign indicates an upcoming 60 km/h speed restriction at Werribee

27 November 2018 08:47 AM
Viewed 222 times
(1 time this week, 2 times this month, 22 times this year)

'W' sign indicates an upcoming 60 km/h speed restriction at Werribee

27 November 2018 08:46 AM
Viewed 212 times, 24 times this year)

Flawed rail joint marked for replacement outside Flinders Street Station

26 November 2018 14:05 PM
Viewed 249 times, 18 times this year)

Mud holes in the Caulfield Viaduct track over the Flinders Street Viaduct

26 November 2018 14:03 PM
Viewed 219 times
(2 times this month, 30 times this year)

Pair of flawed rail joints fitted with temporary fish plates at Tottenham

23 November 2018 08:32 AM
Viewed 260 times, 27 times this year)

Timber surface at Thornbury platform 1

21 November 2018 11:38 AM
Viewed 177 times
(1 time this month, 19 times this year)

Crumbling platform face at Thornbury station

21 November 2018 11:38 AM
Viewed 183 times
(15 times this week, 16 times this month, 36 times this year)

Stanchion in the middle of the up platform at Northcote station

21 November 2018 11:34 AM
Viewed 185 times
(2 times this month, 20 times this year)

Recently completed rail weld at Eaglemont station

21 November 2018 10:48 AM
Viewed 209 times
(3 times this month, 33 times this year)

Defective timber sleepers marked for replacement at Eaglemont station

21 November 2018 10:48 AM
Viewed 209 times
(2 times this month, 32 times this year)

Big step up into the train at Heidelberg platform 1

21 November 2018 10:19 AM
Viewed 211 times
(1 time this month, 32 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

17 November 2018 15:59 PM
Viewed 476 times
(25 times this month, 70 times this year)

Flawed rail marked for replacement at South Kensington

15 November 2018 09:31 AM
Viewed 194 times, 28 times this year)

Platform subsidence at the back fence of South Kensington station

15 November 2018 09:18 AM
Viewed 245 times
(16 times this week, 1 time this month, 60 times this year)

Temporary fishplate on the suburban tracks at South Kensington

15 November 2018 09:18 AM
Viewed 285 times, 43 times this year)

Failing retaining wall propped up in the Taylors Road underpass at Keilor Plains

14 November 2018 10:14 AM
Viewed 503 times, 78 times this year)

Temporary fishplate on the running lines at Flinders Street Station

9 November 2018 13:48 PM
Viewed 212 times, 40 times this year)

Bluestone platform face crumbling away at North Melbourne station

Cut away to increase the platform clearance, and the rest fell off?

9 November 2018 13:09 PM
Viewed 249 times
(2 times this month, 38 times this year)

Weeds cover the suburban tracks at North Melbourne

9 November 2018 08:32 AM
Viewed 202 times, 37 times this year)

Waterfall at Middle Footscray station thanks to blocked guttering

6 November 2018 10:53 AM
Viewed 250 times
(1 time this week, 6 times this month, 58 times this year)

Waterfall at Middle Footscray station thanks to blocked guttering

6 November 2018 10:53 AM
Viewed 349 times
(1 time this month, 72 times this year)
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