It was the first railway station in an Australian city and the world's busiest passenger station in the late 1920s. The main station building, completed in 1909, is a cultural icon of Melbourne, with its prominent dome, arched entrance, tower and clocks one of the city's most recognisable landmarks. It is listed on the Victorian Heritage Register. The Melburnian idiom "I'll meet you under the clocks" refers to the row of clocks above the main entrance, which indicate the time-tabled time of departure for trains on each line; another idiom, "I'll meet you on the steps", refers to the wide staircase underneath these clocks. Flinders Street Station is responsible for two of Melbourne's busiest pedestrian crossings, both across Flinders Street, including one of Melbourne's few pedestrian scrambles.
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Great looking train station!ReplyDelete
I work 250 ms from Flinders St Railway Station and love both the architecture and the site of our best loved building. But as is the case with many cultural icons, its history over the decades has changed. Examine the railway station's gymnasium, ballroom, child minding facilities, library etc etcReplyDelete
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That is one impressive station. So magnificent.ReplyDelete
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Wow! I have seen this building before. Would love to take a better look at it (and get inside, of course).ReplyDelete
What a gorgeous building.ReplyDelete
It's a shame that trains are becoming somewhat less popular. They're a great way to travel, and often times the architecture at the station is almost like a museum - elegant and classic in design.
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What a grand station!ReplyDelete