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Flinders Street Station

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 (Photograph: Jorge Láscar)
Photograph: Jorge Láscar
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Photograph: Mark Pegrum.
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Photograph: Brian Giesen

Time Out says

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Ah, Flinders Street Station – its yellow dome is so iconically Melbourne that Weddings Parties Anything (that most Melburnian of pub rock bands) wrote 'Under the Clocks' in its honour and Time Out has the regular 'Flinders Street Steps' spot in our print magazine devoted to the ridiculous comments you can overhear while waiting to meet people there among the buskers, hellfire preachers and punk kids.

If you ever hear of one of the ultra-rare tours of the station's disused ballroom (the only inhabitants these days are pigeons), jump on it – the room is still spectacular.

The whole station is up for a major redesign (which will maintain its heritage) after the Victorian Coalition Government ran an international Flinders Street Station Design Competition in 2011. It was won by HASSELL + Herzog & De Meuron in August 2013.



Address: Cnr Flinders St & Swanston St
Transport: Nearby stations: Flinders Street
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