Saturday, 25 August 2012

AT SOUTHERN CROSS

Southern Cross Station is the most important rail terminal in Victoria and has been redeveloped into a world-class public transport interchange, with fast rail connections to regional Victorian centres and new facilities for rail, taxi and bus passengers. Now more than just a railway station, Southern Cross Station is a combination railway, shopping centre and bus terminal. The shopping centre includes supermarkets, DFO - Direct Factory Outlet and over 100 other shops, bars and restaurants.

On Spencer Street between Collins and La Trobe Streets at the western boundary of the central business district, it is the hub of the state's regional railway network, serving as a terminus for long-distance V/Line trains. It also serves the twice-daily Countrylink XPT service to Sydney, and The Overland to Adelaide three times per week. It has a bus station with 24-hour Skybus service to Melbourne airport.

Southern Cross is one of five stations forming the City Loop, a mostly underground railway that encircles the CBD. Southern Cross and Flinders Street are the only stations in the Loop that are above ground.

This post is part of the Weekend Reflections meme,
and also part of the Weekly TopShot meme.









14 comments:

  1. What a terrific collection of reflections, Nick!! A wonderful variety! Hope you enjoy a great weekend!

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  2. This station was initially being described as the ugliest design ever before the station was built. Now, there is quite a divided opinion regarding this structure.

    However, I felt in love with the station after I personally visited the place myself. I like the funky feeling when I walked inside it :)

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  3. I love the design of the station. I would love to visit your beautiful city one day.

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  4. Photo 4 makes me think we're about to go through the looking glass.

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  5. The waving roof of the structure caught my eyes, Nick.

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  6. What a marvelous series! I love the hustle and bustle of the area and the modern facility is gorgeous! We have only this past year gotten a light rail in one of the cities here - we use it often. Wish they would extend it to the other cities - it makes things so much nicer! Great reflections too!

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  7. wow that is a big, big city... And you shot it marvelously.

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  8. magnifique endroit et batiment !

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  9. Great reflections!

    xoxo, Juliana
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  10. I love this place! Fab shots, Nick.

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  11. Stunning streetscape of mega reflections! A magical walkway! And love the wave feature of the station's roof line! Beautifully captured!

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  12. For sure it appears to be very modern and busy.

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  13. That's an amazing, modern depot... love those scenes! Thank you for sharing on Weekly Top Shot #45!

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