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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)

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
Viewed 177 times
(3 times this week, 5 times this month, 70 times this year)

Croxton substation, commissioned in 1962 with 1,500 kW capacity

20 January 2019 11:53 AM
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(2 times this week, 7 times this month, 60 times this year)

New traction substation taking shape beside the existing tie station at Bell

20 January 2019 11:49 AM
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(1 time this week, 7 times this month, 77 times this year)

New traction substation taking shape beside the existing tie station at Bell

20 January 2019 11:49 AM
Viewed 170 times
(1 time this week, 6 times this month, 59 times this year)

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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(1 time this week, 6 times this month, 68 times this year)

Clifton Hill tie station

20 January 2019 09:44 AM
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(2 times this week, 4 times this month, 49 times this year)

Clifton Hill tie station

20 January 2019 09:44 AM
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Traction power feeders at the Laverton tie station

20 January 2019 08:00 AM
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(7 times this month, 78 times this year)

Circuit breakers and auxiliary transformers at the Altona Junction substation

20 January 2019 07:45 AM
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(9 times this month, 127 times this year)

Traction power feeders on the Mernda line at Clifton Hill

28 December 2018 11:33 AM
Viewed 251 times
(4 times this week, 8 times this month, 109 times this year)

22 kV aerial feeders head underground at the up end of Alphington

28 December 2018 09:11 AM
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(1 time this week, 8 times this month, 72 times this year)

22 kV aerial feeders head underground at the down end of Fairfield

28 December 2018 08:50 AM
Viewed 246 times
(1 time this week, 4 times this month, 116 times this year)

Hawkstowe substation, at the down end of the station

21 November 2018 12:07 PM
Viewed 222 times
(5 times this month, 72 times this year)

South Morang tie station at the down end of the station car park

With the bike path running beside the railway

21 November 2018 12:01 PM
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(4 times this month, 67 times this year)

New traction substation taking shape beside the existing tie station at Bell

21 November 2018 11:39 AM
Viewed 164 times
(4 times this month, 60 times this year)

Clifton Hill tie station, at the down end of the station

21 November 2018 11:29 AM
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(7 times this month, 136 times this year)

Upgrade works at the Rosanna substation

21 November 2018 10:18 AM
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Upgrade works at the Rosanna substation

21 November 2018 10:05 AM
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New traction substation taking shape at the up end of Eaglemont station

21 November 2018 09:52 AM
Viewed 202 times
(2 times this week, 6 times this month, 78 times this year)

Traction power substation recently completed on the former Outer Circle reservation at Fairfield

Built alongside a tie station completed a few years earlier

21 November 2018 09:46 AM
Viewed 297 times
(1 time this week, 10 times this month, 147 times this year)

Traction power substation recently completed on the former Outer Circle reservation at Fairfield

Built alongside a tie station completed a few years earlier

21 November 2018 09:46 AM
Viewed 195 times
(8 times this month, 73 times this year)

Viewed 11473 times (2 times this week, 54 times this month, 1278 times this year)