Tuesday, 29 August 2017


Flinders Street Railway Station is a railway station on the corner of Flinders and Swanston Streets in Melbourne, 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. Flinders Street is served by Metro's suburban services, and V/Line regional services to Gippsland. It is the busiest station on Melbourne's metropolitan network, with some 92.6 million passenger movements recorded in 2011/12.

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.

This post is part of the Our World Tuesday meme,
and also part of the Ruby Tuesday meme,
and also part of the Travel Tuesday meme,
and also part of the Wordless Wednesday meme.


  1. One of my favourite pieces of Melbourne architecture, both historically and aesthetically.

  2. Love the last one - so vibrant with the trees framing it.

  3. So colorful and crisp - great shots!
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  4. I'm afraid this Canadian doesn't know what a pedestrian scramble is, and part of me is curious while the other part can think only of scrambled eggs (scrambled pedestrians? I hope not!)
    This is an amazing building, however. I love the idea of the row of clocks. Something in my mind (my semi-scrambled mind) is thinking of the Glasgow railway station, which is perhaps not surprising after all.
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