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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)

Hawthorn substation, halfway to Glenferrie station

26 January 2012 16:32 PM
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Burnley substation, mostly enclosed, only a few transformers in the switchyard

26 January 2012 16:10 PM
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Galvin tie station, commissioned in 2011 to replace the original one across the mainline

10 December 2011 16:07 PM
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Termination point of the railway's 22 kV traction power feed at South Yarra

11 November 2011 18:32 PM
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St Albans substation, colorbond clad shed holding transformers and switchgear

29 October 2011 09:42 AM
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St Albans substation, feeder cables to the overhead, the cables into the substation are underground

29 October 2011 09:41 AM
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Tottenham substation, down side of the station, 1500 kW capacity commissioned in 1960

18 September 2011 16:25 PM
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Yarraville substation, at Francis Street, 1500 kW capacity commissioned in 1967

3 September 2011 12:30 PM
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Thomastown substation, at the up end of station, 1500 kW capacity commissioned in 1960

Replaced by a new substation across the tracks as part of the South Morang Rail Extension Project

20 August 2011 15:31 PM
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Officer substation, commissioned with Gippsland electrification in 1954

13 August 2011 16:32 PM
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Officer substation, traction power feed, looking up the line

13 August 2011 16:31 PM
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East Malvern tie station, at the down end of the station. Traction feeds 163/1, 155/1, 153/2, 154/1 and 152/2

27 October 2010 16:13 PM
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Hawthorn substation, commissioned in 1959 with 1500 kW capacity

19 October 2010 09:14 AM
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Hawthorn substation, view of the old transformers and breakers in the switchyard

19 October 2010 09:14 AM
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Burnley substation, 1500 V feeder cables exit the building

6 September 2010 14:29 PM
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Newport Workshops substation, tilt-slab concrete construction built as part of the 2010 stabling upgrades

25 April 2010 08:40 AM
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Hoppers Crossing substation at the down end, commissioned with 1983 Werribee electrification

22 December 2009 08:23 AM
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Cranbourne substation, located beyond the South Gippsland Highway level crossing

22 August 2009 12:03 PM
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Newport tie station, outside the old substation, probably commissioned in the 1980s with Werribee electrification

6 June 2009 15:29 PM
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Williamstown substation at the down end, 1500 kW capacity commissioned in 1967

26 April 2009 11:38 AM
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