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Flinders Street Station

Melbourne Australia


Flinders Street Station—colloquially shortened to simply Flinders Street or sometimes FSS—is a central commuter railway station at the corner of Flinders and Swanston streets in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. It services the entire metropolitan train newtork. Backing onto the city reach of the Yarra River in the heart of the city, the complex covers two whole city blocks and extends from Swanston Street to Queen Street.


Each weekday, over 110,000 commuters[1] and 1,500 trains pass through the station. It is the most used metropolitan railway station in Melbourne, in 2009 there was an average of 850,900 passenger boardings per day.[2] Flinders Street is serviced by Metro's suburban services, and V/Line regional services to Gippsland.


It was the first railway station in an Australian city and the terminus for first use of steam rail in Australia and the world's busiest passenger station in the late 1920s.

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Taken on January 11, 2012