Mudholes across Melbourne

 
  Some rail man Junior Train Controller

Location: CIA Headquarters in Washington D.C
Hi all,

Nine news ran a bulletin last night about Mudholes on the Melbourne Metro Network. To me it comes as no surprise. Since Metro took over from Connex I have personally spotted a large amount of mudholes on almost every train line, the worst area is obviously between South Yarra and Richmond (more than 20) then on parts of the South Morang line. A while back we were nagging about mudholes between Melbourne and Albury because of a flawed replacement procedure (rip out the old sleeper, then insert in the new one) which is being repeated here and it only happens after trackwork has been done. If you see anymore mudholes around Melbourne (the SG line does count until Zone 2 ends) please post it up here.


Your Regards
Jason

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  ab123 Chief Train Controller

They are everywhere as you say. Not always due to sleeper replacement, often due to poor drainage.
  Skipdaddyo Chief Train Controller

Location: Living the dream
They are everywhere...  No speed restriction on the one you mentioned.  Unlike the one between Heidelberg and Rosanna...

There's another shocker on the city side of Richmond, from Platform 5 from memory.
  ChoooChoo Chief Train Controller

This site has a great and easy to understand explanation with definition about mud holes and how they're reduced:

http://www.artc.com.au/Content.aspx?p=254
  frezno Junior Train Controller

Does anyone happen to have a link to this story on nine news? I checked the websites and YouTube but couldn't find anything. Also couldn't find any video from nine about the car vs train accident today.
  Some rail man Junior Train Controller

Location: CIA Headquarters in Washington D.C
Does anyone happen to have a link to this story on nine news? I checked the websites and YouTube but couldn't find anything. Also couldn't find any video from nine about the car vs train accident today.
frezno
7NEWS post a short video on youtube at 6pm about that incident. Also spotted more mudholes between Lewarra and Baxter stations all involving timber sleepers.
  Madjikthise Deputy Commissioner

Sleepers are being replaced between Camberwell and Box Hill. Not an area known for mud holes in the past. Roughness yes, but not mud holes.
Place your bets.
  Boss Chief Commissioner

Location: Caulfield Line
They are everywhere...  No speed restriction on the one you mentioned.  Unlike the one between Heidelberg and Rosanna...

There's another shocker on the city side of Richmond, from Platform 5 from memory.
Skipdaddyo
I traveled to Glen Waverley and back from Glen Iris today.
A very rough journey in parts with apparent mud holes in a number of locations.

Not good for a track recently re-laid with concrete sleepers
  JimYarin Chief Commissioner

Location: Adelaide, South Australia
A lot of the sleeper works around the Melbourne network I am told were done by John Holland.  Is this correct?
  jdekorte Deputy Commissioner

Location: Near Caulfield Station
I travelled on the Glen Waverly line from Darling to the city this morning. I wasn't particularly looking for mud holes. One thing I did notice was more piles of concrete sleepers appearing along the line - as well as the sleepers that weren't installed during the much-publisized works program of last year. A huge stack of sleepers has been left in between the two tracks at Heyington, and from markings left on the tracks and structure on the Yarra Bridge, I would assume that the tracks along the bridge are going to have sleepers installed. I always wonder about the drainage on bridges. The ballast under the tracks on the Heyington bridge appears indistinguishable from mud in some places.

It's about time the Ringwood/Burnely group lines got a bit more attention. I live alongside the Caulfield corridor so I remember the months it took to install concrete sleepers along the whole line from Caulfield to Richmond (except stations) and then go back some months later to install heavier rail. And then go back some months later to repair various mud holes. And it seems they need to go back again to repair various mud holes. I know it's expensive, but maybe a full track lift and foundation refurbishment might have been useful as well...?
  Braddo Deputy Commissioner

Location: Narre Warren
I travelled on the Glen Waverley line from Darling to the city this morning.
jdekorte
  Bullucked Assistant Commissioner

Sleepers are being replaced between Camberwell and Box Hill. Not an area known for mud holes in the past. Roughness yes, but not mud holes.
Place your bets.
Madjikthise
Up side of Chatham on the Up line there is an absolute cracker of a mudhole already. Didn't take long....
  Skipdaddyo Chief Train Controller

Location: Living the dream
Up side of Chatham on the Up line there is an absolute cracker of a mudhole already. Didn't take long....
Bullucked
Spotted that one yesterday.  Was thinking the exact same thing...

Took less than 2 months if I'm not mistaken...
  timbo Junior Train Controller

Location: Belgrave/lilydale line, on a hitachi
There is a mudhole (x2 I guess) at Mont Albert on the express track either side of the underground walkway.
  jfan Chief Train Controller

Some work has been done on the up side of Richmond digging out the mudholes on the Sandringham, Caulfield Through/Local lines over the past week or so.

The mud hole (or rather, pit) on the Caulfield Local down before the Cremorne substation has been fixed as well (the past couple of nights?). This one caused Comengs to hit the hard stops on their suspension as you passed through it.
  Taitset Chief Commissioner

Location: Eltham, (former) vintage safeworking capital of Melbourne
A couple of nice examples from between Eltham and Diamond Creek:






  Factory_Fill Deputy Commissioner

Location: Melbourne VIC
There is one at Batman station on the down.
  Some rail man Junior Train Controller

Location: CIA Headquarters in Washington D.C
There's quite a few on the SG track Between Middle Footscray and Old West Footscray
  LamontCranston Chief Commissioner

Macleod, down side crossing.
  ab123 Chief Train Controller

Take a ride from Dandenong to Packenham and back to experience some of Metros finest track!
Terrible!

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