Zaha Haddad's gets my vote, just cos it looks out there, retains views to the original structure and addresses Melbourne Metro.
Please discuss ad nauseam...
Is it a competition to see whether Flinders Street can be a bigger disaster and money-waster than Southern Cross/Spencer Street?
Which platforms can we do without?With some reorganisation/works, you only really require:
as a Tasmanian that visits Melbourne often, I like Flinders the way it is!Obviously you've never had to use the toilet facilities.
Something had to be done about Spencer Street - it was a squalid hovel.I disagree. It was looking dated, but it was far more usable than the current station, which involves walking a ridiculous distance through a large shopping centre to access the platforms.
I disagree. It was looking dated, but it was far more usable than the current station, which involves walking a ridiculous distance through a large shopping centre to access the platforms.
With some reorganisation/works, you only really require:Let's just say that was possible, and I'm sceptical that it is from a network flexibility stand point...
*Platform 1 - Clifton Hill Loop
*Platform 2 - Burnley Loop
*Platform 3 - 'Glen Waverley' Loop
*Platform 4 - Northern Loop
*Platform 5/6 - Caulfield/Werribee Cross-city
*Platform 12/13 - Sandringham
That would release an enormous amount to redevelop the north side of the Yarra.
The question I would ask would be, why do we need to redevelop more land in an already overdeveloped city?
Wouldn't it be better to use the space created to have platforms on either side of each train (Spanish solution) - an entry and an exit platform?