Sticky tape and wire keeping the City Loop signalling system working?

Speaking of City Loop safety issues, is this what’s keeping the signalling system working? Bits of sticky tape and wire?

Signal

Hopefully this is just something temporary.

(Pic snapped this morning thanks to a stop-start trip from Richmond to Flinders Street)

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3 Replies to “Sticky tape and wire keeping the City Loop signalling system working?”

  1. Coloured wiring (usually purple) is temporary.

    Most likely defective cable, that’s a temporary fix until a new cable can be run (inside mast and in conduits, often hard to pull through).

  2. Have you seen the signalling wires?

    They run along the train lines and are in rusted rectangular prism’s, often opening up and broken in some places- exposing them to the rain and sun.

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