Tuesday, 26 November 2013

FLINDERS ST STATION

Flinders Street Station is a central commuter railway station at the corner of Flinders and Swanston streets in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. It serves the entire metropolitan rail network. Backing onto the city reach of the Yarra River in the heart of the city, the complex covers two whole city blocks and extends from Swanston Street to Queen Street.

Each weekday, over 110,000 commuters and 1,500 trains pass through the station. It is the most used metropolitan railway station in Melbourne, in 2009 there was an average of 85,100 passenger boardings per day. Flinders Street is serviced by Metro's suburban services, and V/Line regional services to Gippsland.

It was the first railway station in an Australian city, the terminus for the first use of steam rail in Australia and the world's busiest passenger station in the late 1920s. This view is from Flinders St, looking towards the East.

This post is part of the Our World Tuesday meme.

7 comments:

  1. Wow! That's one classy building.

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  2. Beautiful structure. Boom & gary of the Vermilon River.

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  3. What a beautiful building! Just lovely.

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  4. What beautiful architecture! Sounds like a bustling place.

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  5. Fantastic shot of this great building

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