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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)

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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Additional bracing applied to an overhead stanchion between Heidelberg and Eaglemont

20 January 2019 12:20 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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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
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Croxton substation, commissioned in 1962 with 1,500 kW capacity

20 January 2019 11:53 AM
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New traction substation taking shape beside the existing tie station at Bell

20 January 2019 11:49 AM
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New traction substation taking shape beside the existing tie station at Bell

20 January 2019 11:49 AM
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Hawkstowe substation, at the down end of the station

20 January 2019 11:16 AM
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Keon Park tie station

20 January 2019 09:58 AM
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Reservoir substation: 1,500 kW capacity commissioned in 1963

Originally opened on electrification, fed by a 25 Hz supply with a pair of rotary converters providing 1,500 kW capacity

20 January 2019 09:55 AM
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Clifton Hill tie station

20 January 2019 09:44 AM
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Clifton Hill tie station

20 January 2019 09:44 AM
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Timber retaining wall around a stanchion at Jolimont

20 January 2019 09:38 AM
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Traction power feeders at the Laverton tie station

20 January 2019 08:00 AM
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Circuit breakers and auxiliary transformers at the Altona Junction substation

20 January 2019 07:45 AM
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Traction power feeders on the Mernda line at Clifton Hill

28 December 2018 11:33 AM
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22 kV aerial feeders head underground at the up end of Alphington

28 December 2018 09:11 AM
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22 kV aerial feeders head underground at the down end of Fairfield

28 December 2018 08:50 AM
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Hawkstowe substation, at the down end of the station

21 November 2018 12:07 PM
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