Posts Tagged ‘Flinders Street Station’

Then and now at Flinders Street Station

Flinders Street Station is over 100 years old, with the building much the same despite both the trains and the city around it being quite different. West of Elizabeth Street is a cobblestone ramp leading up to the ‘Milk Dock‘ – the western end of Platform 1 that handled milk and parcels. PROV image VPRS […]

Freight trains through Flinders Street Station

Flinders Street Station isn’t just the hub of Melbourne’s suburban network, but also a key route for rail freight. Early in the morning, a load of gravel heads east to the Hanson concrete plant at Westall. After morning peak the train returns, headed back to the quarry a Kilmore East for another load. Just before […]

Photos from ten years ago: May 2009

Another instalment in my photos from ten years ago series – this time it is May 2009. We start over at Flinders Street Station, where Hitachi trains were still in service with then-suburban train operator Connex Melbourne. Connex was replaced by Metro Trains Melbourne in November 2009, but the Hitachi trains hung on until December […]

Metro Trains Melbourne managing overcrowded platforms

As Melbourne grows so has congestion, as public transport infrastructure struggles to keep up. But it isn’t just trains becoming overcrowded – the platforms they stop at are also bursting at the seams – but with much more serious consequences if someone falls onto the tracks. As a result, Metro Trains Melbourne has tried various […]

Above the clocks at Flinders Street Station

Everyone knows the clocks at Flinders Street Station – but have you ever stood and taken a closer look at the arched leadlight window located above? The detail of the windows is best viewed from inside the station, looking back out. I first took a close look at the windows in August 2009, and noticed […]