Guidebook Flinders Street Station

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Flinders Street Station

This sprawling, grand edifice of a building, when it was opened in 1910, was “rumoured to be the busiest passenger station in the world,” according to Melbourne Curious. By the 1930s, Flinders Street Station had on average 241,130 passengers per week, putting it well-ahead of any other station in the world, including Gare Saint-Lazare, Paris (150,000 passengers) and Grand Central Station, New York (108,843 passengers). Today it’s still “bloody busy,” a place where people meet under its famous clocks and catch trains in all directions.

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