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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)

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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Separate power connections to the Maltese Cultural Centre and Albion tie station

Monday 14 June 2021 14:49 PM
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Incoming 22 kV supply disconnected from Box Hill substation while upgrade works are underway

Tuesday 23 March 2021 11:45 AM
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Incoming 22 kV supply disconnected from Box Hill substation while upgrade works are underway

Tuesday 23 March 2021 11:44 AM
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Upgrading equipment inside the Box Hill substation

Tuesday 23 March 2021 11:44 AM
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Site huts at the Box Hill substation for upgrade works

Tuesday 23 March 2021 11:43 AM
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Equipment side of the Sunshine substation

Thursday 18 March 2021 08:28 AM
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'Secondary substation negative bar' at the Sunshine substation

Thursday 18 March 2021 08:27 AM
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Upper Ferntree Gully tie station, located at the down end of the station

Thursday 14 January 2021 12:16 PM
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Bayswater tie station at the down end of the yard

Reconfigured to have underground traction power feeders following the grade separation of the tracks

Tuesday 12 January 2021 14:23 PM
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Traction power feeders head down into the rail cutting at Bayswater

Tuesday 12 January 2021 14:23 PM
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22 kV switch where the feeder terminates at Surrey Hills substation

Tuesday 12 January 2021 11:13 AM
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22 kV switch where the feeder terminates at Surrey Hills substation

Tuesday 12 January 2021 11:13 AM
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22 kV feeders terminate at Surrey Hills substation

Tuesday 12 January 2021 11:13 AM
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'DANGER minimal clearance to 22kV conductors above' signs beside the 1500V DC feeders at Surrey Hills

Tuesday 12 January 2021 11:11 AM
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Upgraded substation at Surrey Hills station

Completed in early 2019

Tuesday 12 January 2021 11:11 AM
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Murrumbeena substation, commissioned in 2018 with the new elevated tracks

Sunday 27 December 2020 08:54 AM
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