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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)

Yarraville substation, at Francis Street, 1500 kW capacity commissioned in 1967

8 February 2020 07:56 AM
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Ancient collection of transformers at the Albion substation

At least the circuit breaker has been replaced since the 1960s!

22 January 2020 18:13 PM
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22kV SEC/railway switch at the Albion substation

22 January 2020 18:11 PM
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Pakenham East substation, part of the new HCMT depot

14 December 2019 15:46 PM
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Essendon substation, commissioned in 1966 with 1,500 kW capacity

The transformers and switchgear are enclosed in the brick enclosure to the right

17 November 2019 12:35 PM
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Essendon substation, traction power feeders 304/3, 308/1, 305/3 and 309/1

17 November 2019 12:35 PM
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Essendon substation, commissioned in 1966 with 1,500 kW capacity

The transformers and switchgear are enclosed in the brick enclosure to the right

17 November 2019 12:35 PM
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Signal power substation at Roxburgh Park

17 November 2019 11:22 AM
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New traction substation at the down end of Surrey Hills

26 October 2019 16:45 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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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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New double storey prefabricated substation under construction at Viaduct Junction

24 June 2019 12:24 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
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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
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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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New traction substation taking shape at the up end of Eaglemont station

20 January 2019 12:18 PM
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Timber platform beside the overhead sectioning switches at Alphington

20 January 2019 12:15 PM
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