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Will, Suzie & Chris at Flinders Street Station

Flinders Street was the main station owned by the Hobson's Bay Railway Company. Opening in 1854, thousands of people assembled at the station and along the track to Sandridge (today known as Port Melbourne) to see not only Victoria's, but Australia's first public steam train. The rebuilt station you see above was completed in 1910 at a cost of 514,000 pounds, far in excess of the original estimate. The architectural style is neo-classical and it is built in granite and basalt, with the octagonal dome, the clock tower and pavilions linked by the facade. Over the years, Flinders Street Station has become a famous Melbourne landmark. It may not be physically in the centre of Melbourne, but it's still undoubtedly the 'heart' of the city. Today, despite the opening of the City Loop stations, it is still one of the busiest railway stations in the world.

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