Did I tell you I have just been to Calcutta to take photos of their tram system? Well, I didn't tell you that because I haven't. No, this picture is taken outside the highrise on a curve, but you could well be mistaken into thinking this is what a third world country's tram tracks might look like.
Eventually some little man in the dark of night will come along and make a repair with his welding machine. Highrise residents get quite naff if concrete has to be jack hammered out at night, but this is rare.
After it is repaired, another break will appear a short distance away, which will eventually get repaired and then the original repair will break again and so forth. The trams make quite a bang as they drop when they hit the cracks.
I suppose it is safe. Yarra Trams assures us that its tracks are well maintained. It just doesn't really look like it at times. It's the old story, perception.