Wongm's Rail Gallery » Melbourne railway traction substations

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 double storey prefabricated substation under construction at Viaduct Junction

12 August 2019 13:07 PM
Viewed 38 times
(2 times this week, 38 times this month, 38 times this year)

Additional traction power cables yet to be connected at Tottenham

4 August 2019 09:51 AM
Viewed 33 times
(6 times this week, 33 times this month, 33 times this year)

Additional traction power cables yet to be connected at Tottenham

4 August 2019 09:49 AM
Viewed 23 times
(3 times this week, 23 times this month, 23 times this year)

Single 1920s-era insulator still in place at Richmond Junction

1 August 2019 13:33 PM
Viewed 49 times
(5 times this week, 49 times this month, 49 times this year)

New double storey prefabricated substation under construction at Viaduct Junction

3 July 2019 13:13 PM
Viewed 44 times
(7 times this week, 15 times this month, 44 times this year)

New double storey prefabricated substation under construction at Viaduct Junction

3 July 2019 13:13 PM
Viewed 48 times
(4 times this week, 13 times this month, 48 times this year)

Insulated gaps in the overhead wires at Richmond Junction

24 June 2019 12:35 PM
Viewed 34 times
(1 time this week, 12 times this month, 34 times this year)

New double storey prefabricated substation under construction at Viaduct Junction

24 June 2019 12:24 PM
Viewed 40 times
(3 times this week, 12 times this month, 40 times this year)

New portal overhead stanchion at the down end of Kooyong

8 June 2019 15:25 PM
Viewed 54 times
(2 times this week, 4 times this month, 54 times this year)

New double storey prefabricated substation under construction at Viaduct Junction

1 June 2019 12:24 PM
Viewed 51 times
(3 times this week, 6 times this month, 51 times this year)

New double storey prefabricated substation under construction at Viaduct Junction

1 June 2019 11:49 AM
Viewed 33 times
(1 time this week, 2 times this month, 33 times this year)

Underground traction power feeders to the Hampton Park tie station

24 March 2019 17:07 PM
Viewed 90 times
(2 times this week, 7 times this month, 90 times this year)

Hampton Park tie station, provided with the 1995 electrification to Cranbourne

24 March 2019 17:06 PM
Viewed 81 times
(1 time this week, 7 times this month, 81 times this year)

New double storey prefabricated substation under construction at Viaduct Junction

10 February 2019 13:42 PM
Viewed 21 times
(1 time this week, 10 times this month, 21 times this year)

Remains of a 'Merz' stanchion base at the end of Flinders Street platform 7

31 January 2019 13:48 PM
Viewed 60 times
(3 times this week, 5 times this month, 60 times this year)

New traction substation taking shape at the up end of Eaglemont station

20 January 2019 13:28 PM
Viewed 73 times
(4 times this week, 8 times this month, 73 times this year)

Upgrade works at the Rosanna substation

20 January 2019 13:24 PM
Viewed 81 times
(5 times this week, 17 times this month, 81 times this year)

Upgrade works at the Rosanna substation

20 January 2019 13:24 PM
Viewed 77 times
(2 times this week, 7 times this month, 77 times this year)

Overhead termination at Macleod platform 3

20 January 2019 12:43 PM
Viewed 72 times
(2 times this week, 7 times this month, 72 times this year)

Additional bracing applied to an overhead stanchion between Heidelberg and Eaglemont

20 January 2019 12:20 PM
Viewed 82 times
(2 times this week, 7 times this month, 82 times this year)

New traction substation taking shape at the up end of Eaglemont station

20 January 2019 12:18 PM
Viewed 91 times
(4 times this week, 8 times this month, 91 times this year)

Timber platform beside the overhead sectioning switches at Alphington

20 January 2019 12:15 PM
Viewed 61 times
(4 times this week, 5 times this month, 61 times this year)

Traction power substation recently completed on the former Outer Circle reservation at Fairfield

Built alongside a tie station completed a few years earlier

20 January 2019 12:13 PM
Viewed 70 times
(3 times this week, 8 times this month, 70 times this year)

Croxton substation, commissioned in 1962 with 1,500 kW capacity

20 January 2019 11:53 AM
Viewed 72 times
(1 time this week, 7 times this month, 72 times this year)

Viewed 8933 times (37 times this week, 124 times this month, 1194 times this year)