In the heart of Melbourne is the underground railway station known as “Melbourne Central”. It is one of Melbourne’s five stations (three of which are underground) on the City Loop that encircles the central business district. Located under La Trobe Street, between Swanston and Elizabeth Streets, on the CBD’s northern edge and is named after the shopping centre it is located underneath. While seemingly the most popular station, it is not the city’s main station, as that role is filled by the “Flinders Street Station”. However Melbourne City Central Station is the second busiest railway station in Melbourne with over 47,000 passengers a day. The station was built using cover and cut construction in 1973 with completion accomplised in 1978. Because of its art, central location, and design, it was opened as a Museum in January 1981. By 1995 the Museum was relocated behind the Royal Exhibition building in the Carlton Gardens. The station was then renamed in 1997 after the Melbourne Central Shopping Centre.
Penzance Rail Station: Penzance, Cornwall, England
A very small end-of-the rail station of Great Western, I found it friendly and efficient; even if the hours of operation are tied directly to operating hours. The staff is friendly and the station decor is artistic. The bus station is essentially attached on the outside with a tourist information center. Panoramic views of the coast are just a stone’s toss away with great views of St. Michael’s Mount. The station is just next to the harbour and on the mere edge of the city center. This railway stations serves the town of Penzance and is the western terminus of the 305+ mile long Cornish Main Line from London-Paddington Station which takes roughly 5 hours journey. Visitors are welcomed to Penzance on a stone bearing two languages – English and Cornish. Rating: 4 stars out of 5.