Flinders Street is Australia’s oldest train station and with its distinctive yellow facade and green copper dome, it’s a city icon. Takeaway stands line the concourse, and the upper floors were purposed built to house a library, gym, and lecture hall, later used as a ballroom.
Flinders Street is the busiest suburban railway station in the southern hemisphere with over 1500 trains and 110,000 commuters passing through each day. Listed on the Victorian Heritage Register, its 708-meter platform is the fourth longest railway platform in the world.
Before Federation Square took the honors, Flinders Street station was Melbourne’s favorite meeting place, hence the catchphrase “meet me under the clocks”.
This lovely old iconic building is a great meeting place on the steps and is easily recognized by the clock on the roof. It can be seen from quite a distance and it looks spectacular all lit up at night.
We love seeing the building both day and night. The facade is over a hundred years and is spectacular at night when it is lit up. We recommend having a river walk in the evening to enjoy mesmerizing views and also eateries on the river bank.
This building is an impressive icon of the city and the roads surrounding this building is busy throughout the day. A great building to have your photo taken to show you have been in Melbourne.
There are many shops selling a kind of food opposite the building. Also Federation Square is just opposite the building. Meanwhile, there are many attractions around this building and you can plan your visit together.
– Flinders Street Railway station Tram
– Swanston and Flinders Street (Trams Number 35, 70, 75)- Flinders Street Station Stop 13 (Trams Number 1, 3/3A, 5,6,8,16,64,67,72)