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Time to return – Water Tower Clock installed at Southern Cross Station

Added: 16 May 2014

Time to return – Water Tower Clock installed at Southern Cross Station

Victorians will once again be able to ‘meet under the clock’ as the 130 year old iconic Water Tower Clock has returned to Southern Cross Station after a 50 year absence.

The clock was on display at the Scienceworks Museum between 1997 and 2013, when it was decided to restore it. An internationally recognised horologist oversaw the restoration.

This historic clock is a new landmark for Southern Cross, which is an important intermodal transport hub for regional and metropolitan passengers every day, with an average of around 35 million passengers per year.

Built in 1883, the clock was originally installed at Flinders Street Station. After the construction of the new Flinders Street Station in 1910 it was removed to the then Spencer Street Station, where it remained for 57 years.

The clock is installed in the covered area of the Southern Cross Station concourse, on the corner of Spencer and Collins Streets.

View the official unveiling of the Water Tower Clock.

For more information, view the Time to return – Water Tower Clock installed at Southern Cross Station media release.