With Melbourne Central being one of the most used railway stations in Melbourne, you would think regular maintenance would be a priority. Unfortunately the reality is very different, as my list of items that require repairs show.
Dozens of fluorescent lights opposite the platforms are dead.
Ceiling cladding panels are missing.
Concrete along the tunnel floor is cracked.
Water leaks in the tunnel result in black crud being washed down the walls.
Even the signs Public Transport Victoria added last year are already covered with tunnel grime.
It seems like the out of date billboards are the least of the problems Metro Trains has to deal with at Melbourne Central!
On the patronage front, Melbourne Central is the third most used railway station in Melbourne – here is the 2011-12 patronage data from Public Transport Victoria.