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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.

Flaking paint on the ceiling of the Footscray station footbridge

27 October 2018 11:36 AM
Viewed 115 times
(1 time this week, 1 time this month, 1 time this year)

Broken concrete sleeper at Sunshine platform 2

23 October 2018 08:06 AM
Viewed 207 times
(1 time this month, 1 time this year)

Temporary fishplate reinforces a failed rail joint at Seddon station

20 October 2018 07:41 AM
Viewed 130 times
(1 time this week, 3 times this month, 4 times this year)

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

13 October 2018 07:34 AM
Viewed 164 times
(6 times this month, 8 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 132 times
(1 time this week, 7 times this month, 8 times this year)

Cracked saloon window onboard a Comeng train

11 October 2018 08:51 AM
Viewed 107 times
(7 times this month, 8 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 153 times
(6 times this month, 8 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 315 times
(2 times this week, 4 times this month, 23 times this year)

Damaged light diffuser onboard a Comeng train

25 September 2018 17:12 PM
Viewed 131 times
(3 times this month, 8 times this year)

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

21 September 2018 08:36 AM
Viewed 112 times
(1 time this month, 8 times this year)

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

21 September 2018 08:36 AM
Viewed 110 times
(2 times this month, 10 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 140 times
(3 times this month, 12 times this year)

Flawed rail marked for replacement at South Kensington

20 September 2018 09:14 AM
Viewed 101 times
(2 times this month, 10 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 177 times, 11 times this year)

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

20 September 2018 08:58 AM
Viewed 103 times, 11 times this year)

'Lift out of order' sign deployed at Sunshine station

20 September 2018 08:58 AM
Viewed 131 times
(2 times this month, 14 times this year)

Flawed rail marked for replacement at Franklin Street

13 September 2018 08:22 AM
Viewed 108 times
(1 time this month, 9 times this year)

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

7 September 2018 14:59 PM
Viewed 238 times
(1 time this week, 7 times this month, 20 times this year)

Flaking paint and rusted steel beneath the Flinders Street Viaduct

4 September 2018 14:47 PM
Viewed 183 times
(5 times this month, 17 times this year)

Flooded mud hole in the up suburban track at Sunshine station

4 September 2018 08:23 AM
Viewed 118 times
(8 times this month, 14 times this year)

Platform drain flooded at Sunshine

1 September 2018 08:49 AM
Viewed 121 times
(5 times this month, 15 times this year)

Rail flaws marked on the rail at North Melbourne

30 August 2018 08:48 AM
Viewed 127 times
(5 times this month, 23 times this year)

Mud hole in the up Frankston suburban tracks at Cremorne

29 August 2018 14:02 PM
Viewed 124 times
(1 time this week, 5 times this month, 11 times this year)

'Door not in use' stickers inside a Comeng train

29 August 2018 13:32 PM
Viewed 229 times
(3 times this week, 10 times this month, 31 times this year)
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