Flinders Street Station
Flinder Street Station
The central railway station
of Melbourne’s suburban rail network is
Flinders Street Station,
which is located at
the very busy Flinders-Swanston intersection
by the Yarra River.
The Victorian Heritage listed building is right at the heart of the
city. It covers two blocks from
Street to Queen Street.
Over one hundred thousand commuters and over
a thousand trains pass through the Flinders
Street station every day.
The station’s most distinguishing feature is
the row of clocks above its entry ways. The
clocks indicate the departure times of the
trains on each of the railway lines. The
local expression, “I’ll meet you under the
clocks” refers to the Flinders Street
Station, which is a very popular meeting
place among residents of Melbourne.
The clocks date very far back to the 1860s.
Sixty Bathgate indicators were bought from
for use in the railway stations of
Flinders Street, Richmond, Spencer Street
and South Yarra.
Those installed at Flinders
Street were put in storage in 1904 when the
station was demolished.
In 1910, a new
station was opened, and 28 clocks were put
up above the main entrance beneath the dome,
the Elizabeth and Degraves Street entrances,
and the archway in the southern side of the