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Melbourne railway traction substations

Scattered around Melbourne's suburban railway network, 68 traction substations convert 22,000V AC power supplied by electricity companies to the 1500V DC used by trains. The extension of suburban trains to South Morang and Sunbury will add four more. (a different source put the number in 2008 at 67 substations and 23 tie stations)

New traction substation at the down end of Surrey Hills

26 October 2019 16:45 PM
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Overhead sectioning switch 30/1&S at North Melbourne

11 October 2019 17:19 PM
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Remnant cantilevered stancion in place on the former Port Melbourne line beside Southbank tram depot

30 August 2019 14:01 PM
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Steel reinforcement added to the concrete base of a 1920s stanchion at Albion

28 August 2019 08:15 AM
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Reinforced stanchion base at Altona

25 August 2019 14:43 PM
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New double storey prefabricated substation under construction at Viaduct Junction

12 August 2019 13:07 PM
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Additional traction power cables yet to be connected at Tottenham

4 August 2019 09:51 AM
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Additional traction power cables yet to be connected at Tottenham

4 August 2019 09:49 AM
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Single 1920s-era insulator still in place at Richmond Junction

1 August 2019 13:33 PM
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New double storey prefabricated substation under construction at Viaduct Junction

3 July 2019 13:13 PM
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New double storey prefabricated substation under construction at Viaduct Junction

3 July 2019 13:13 PM
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Insulated gaps in the overhead wires at Richmond Junction

24 June 2019 12:35 PM
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New double storey prefabricated substation under construction at Viaduct Junction

24 June 2019 12:24 PM
Viewed 63 times
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New portal overhead stanchion at the down end of Kooyong

8 June 2019 15:25 PM
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New double storey prefabricated substation under construction at Viaduct Junction

1 June 2019 12:24 PM
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New double storey prefabricated substation under construction at Viaduct Junction

1 June 2019 11:49 AM
Viewed 65 times
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Underground traction power feeders to the Hampton Park tie station

24 March 2019 17:07 PM
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Hampton Park tie station, provided with the 1995 electrification to Cranbourne

24 March 2019 17:06 PM
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New double storey prefabricated substation under construction at Viaduct Junction

10 February 2019 13:42 PM
Viewed 46 times
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Remains of a 'Merz' stanchion base at the end of Flinders Street platform 7

31 January 2019 13:48 PM
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New traction substation taking shape at the up end of Eaglemont station

20 January 2019 13:28 PM
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Upgrade works at the Rosanna substation

20 January 2019 13:24 PM
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Upgrade works at the Rosanna substation

20 January 2019 13:24 PM
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Overhead termination at Macleod platform 3

20 January 2019 12:43 PM
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