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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)

Traction power feeder cable disconnects outside the Westall substation

Friday 11 November 2022 10:39 AM
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Calder Park Sidings traction power substation in the middle of the stabling yard

Saturday 17 September 2022 10:36 AM
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'Calder Park Sidings substation switching station' at the city end of the sidings complex

Saturday 17 September 2022 10:30 AM
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'Calder Park Sidings substation switching station' at the city end of the sidings complex

Saturday 17 September 2022 10:28 AM
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Traction power feeders at the down end of the West Sunshine traction substation

Sunday 4 September 2022 09:41 AM
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Traction power feeders at the up end of the West Sunshine traction substation

Sunday 4 September 2022 09:40 AM
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Razor wire surrounds the Viaduct Junction traction substation

Saturday 3 September 2022 14:23 PM
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Traction substation at Diggers Rest

Thursday 4 August 2022 15:25 PM
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Rapid Earth Fault Current Limiter (REFCL) upgrade works at the Wattle Glen traction substation

Saturday 16 April 2022 09:17 AM
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New 'Calder Park Sidings' traction power substation in the middle of the stabling yard

Tuesday 4 January 2022 11:06 AM
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Rapid Earth Fault Current Limiter (REFCL) upgrade works at the Wattle Glen traction substation

REFCLs are a new technology being rolled out by power companies in Victoria to reduce the bushfire risk from fallen power lines

Thursday 30 December 2021 10:34 AM
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Balancing capacitor unit forms part of the Rapid Earth Fault Current Limiter (REFCL) system on the 22 kV input side of the Wattle Glen traction substation

REFCLs are a new technology being rolled out by power companies in Victoria to reduce the bushfire risk from fallen power lines

Thursday 30 December 2021 10:32 AM
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Multiple pole mounted transformers on the 22 kV input side of the Wattle Glen traction substation

Thursday 30 December 2021 10:31 AM
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PTV notice of Rapid Earth Fault Current Limiter (REFCL) upgrade works at the Wattle Glen traction substation

REFCLs are a new technology being rolled out by power companies in Victoria to reduce the bushfire risk from fallen power lines

Thursday 30 December 2021 10:31 AM
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Blackburn substation, beside the rail trench east of Blackburn station

Wednesday 10 November 2021 18:18 PM
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Blackburn substation, beside the rail trench east of Blackburn station

Wednesday 10 November 2021 18:15 PM
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Cantilevered electrical sectioning gantry retrofitted at Spotswood

Saturday 2 October 2021 09:43 AM
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Traction power feeders 331/1, 329/2, 33/1 and 328/2 at Albion

Tuesday 3 August 2021 12:47 PM
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22 kV switch outside the East Camberwell substation

Tuesday 13 July 2021 13:51 PM
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22 kV aerial feeders west of Box Hill station

Tuesday 13 July 2021 13:43 PM
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New switchgear in the recently upgraded Box Hill substation

Tuesday 13 July 2021 13:41 PM
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New traction feeder cables at the recently upgraded Box Hill substation

Tuesday 13 July 2021 13:41 PM
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Croydon substation, the switchyard enclosed in a brick wall

Tuesday 13 July 2021 13:21 PM
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'Negative Pillar' outside the Sunshine traction substation

Monday 12 July 2021 09:30 AM
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