Not so much progress at the Elizabeth Street end of the station. The clock mechanism is undergoing a renovation too.
"Meet you under the clocks", was a very Melbourne saying. Not so much said now in times when everyone has a phone. It is rather odd, but behind the letters that say Flinders Street Station are horizontal green neon tubes. At night it looks rather retro. Above the clocks that indicate the departure time of the next train on all the various lines are panels of stained glass. The clocks used to be manually adjusted by a man, always a man, with a long stick. Now they are connected to the electric train departure system. Public protests ensured they remained and were not replaced as was planned by digital displays.
Grace once asked me to take photos of the interior of the station. Most of it is of little merit. But the smallish ticket hall is quite nice. Internally it is not a patch on most of Australia's capital city railway stations.
The stained glass from the inside.
What is happening here? Is platform 11 going to be reinstated?