Flinders Street Station

When arranging a rendezvous, it is common for a Melbournian to simply say “Meet me under the clocks.” For locals, this can mean only one thing—meet below the row of clocks that are perched over the main entrance of the Flinders Street Station, Melbourne’s imposing, Edwardian baroque railway station. This railway station is the oldest in Australia. It is also the busiest suburban railway station in the southern hemisphere, and that busyness is accommodated by the longest main platform in Australia (700 meters, or nearly 2,300 feet).

The row of clocks can be seen in the image below as a row of white dots above the door. These clocks show the times for trains, and when not serving as a landmark for a meet-up, they help keep Victoria’s commuters on schedule.

Flinders Street Station

Flinders Street Station



Filed under Australia, Book, Geography, History, Travel

2 responses to “Flinders Street Station

  1. Hi there! Just found your blog and I’m so excited. I’m obsessed with Oz and now I can get my fix, yay! While I was in Melbourne I met many a friend underneath those clocks. Thanks for the the good memories! 🙂

  2. Thanks, Andi. And maybe my writing will inspire you to go back—since I see from your blog that you’ don’t mind traveling a bit yourself.

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