Posts Tagged ‘crumbling infrastructure’

More crumbling Melbourne railway stations

A few years have passed since I first noticed the crumbling state of railway stations in Melbourne, but our poorly maintained rail system doesn’t stand still – I’ve spotted two new examples since then.

Cracked station building at Hawksburn platform 1

Metro Trains Melbourne and a roll of duct tape

Everywhere you look on Melbourne’s rail network it feels like things are falling apart, and North Melbourne station isn’t any different – I spotted this duct tape wrapped glass balustrade back on January 7.

Cracked glass balustrade at North Melbourne station

Level crossing removals and odd advertisements

A week or two ago a new Victorian Government advertising campaign started appearing on Melbourne television screens, spruiking the work being done to remove level crossings across the city. However the way they go about getting their message across seems a little strange, as you might also see once you watch the video.

Cracked rails across Melbourne’s railway tracks

Back in late 2014 the decaying state of Melbourne’s railway network hit the news again, when Channel 9 news looked into the plague of cracked rails. So how long have the railway tracks been in this state?

Temporary rail joint on the suburban tracks at Footscray