Posts Tagged ‘flooding’

The trains are dry, but the neighbours aren’t

So you have paid heed to Melbourne’s history of railway flash flooding, and flood proofed your rail under road grade separation. But there is something you can’t fix as easily – flooding out anyone living beside the train trench. Flooding out the sandbelt In 2016 the level crossings on the Frankston line at North Road, […]

Sending rail under road, minus the swimming pool

Recent years have seen many new rail under road grade separations built across Melbourne, yet they don’t turn into swimming pools every time it rains. You can’t use the rest of the network as a model – flash flooding is a common sight across Melbourne’s poorly maintained rail system – so how do they stay […]

Flash flooding and Melbourne’s railways

On 29 December 2016 a sudden thunderstorm hit Melbourne, resulting in flash flooding across the city, and the usual disruptions to train and tram services.

Floodwaters cover the tram tracks at Flinders and Market Streets
This photo is actually from May 2016

Useless shelters at Melbourne railway stations

Melbourne is a city known for bad weather – so why is finding adequate weather protection at our railway stations so hard?

Inadequate weather protection on the 'colander footbridge' at Footscray

Metro Trains and flooded pedestrian subways

On Friday night winter finally hit Melbourne, with over 100 millimetres of rain falling in some areas, leading to flash flooding around the city, and flooded railway station subways around the suburbs.

Flooded subway at Ascot Vale: is it really that hard to maintain drains?