Happy birthday, Flinders Street Station
The current Flinders Street Station is 100 years old today.
There’s a newish book on the history of Flinders Street Station called Beyond the Facade by Jenny Davies. Recently I was walking through the Degraves Street subway and noticed a display for the book. Then something in one of the windows caught my eye; amongst the cartoons, a familiar logo:
Below this was a copy of the press release marking the PTUA’s 30th anniversary.
The display continues until Saturday.
Also something I recently noticed underneath the concourse: Maybe the book would explain it, but I haven’t yet worked out why these archways are shaped like this:
Perhaps the ramps from the concourse down to the platforms (now replaced with escalators and lifts) necessitated the lower height on one side. Any other guesses?
- Flinders St Station turns 100 (associated with the book) — sounds like the construction was almost as controversial as Southern Cross Station and Myki
- Wikipedia: Flinders Street Station
- Department of Transport history of Flinders Street Station
- Public Records Office Victoria transport collection search — type in “flinders” and you’ll see some terrific pictures