Friday, May 21, 2010

Australia - Flinders Street Station

Flinders Street Station at dusk, one of Melbourne's best known landmarks.

Sent by LayHoon from Petaling Jaya, Malaysia.

This is from Wikipedia : Flinders Street Station is the central railway station of the suburban rail network of Melbourne, Australia. It is on the corner of Flinders and Swanston Streets next to the Yarra River in the heart of the city, stretching from Swanston Street to Queen Street and covering two city blocks.

Each weekday, over 110,000 commuters[1] and 1,500 trains pass through the station. Flinders Street is serviced by Metro's suburban services, and V/Line regional services to Gippsland.

The Melburnian idiom "I'll meet you under the clocks" refers to the row of clocks above the main entrance, which indicate the departure time of the next train on each line; another being "I'll meet you on the steps", referring to the wide staircase leading into the main entrance of Flinders Street Station. Both are a popular meeting places as it is at the intersection of two of the city's busiest thoroughfares. The station is listed on the Victorian Heritage Register.

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