Wongm's Rail Gallery » Melbourne railway traction substations

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)

Essendon substation, traction power feeders 304/3, 308/1, 305/3 and 309/1

17 November 2019 12:35 PM
Viewed 197 times
(3 times this week, 3 times this month, 64 times this year)

Essendon substation, commissioned in 1966 with 1,500 kW capacity

The transformers and switchgear are enclosed in the brick enclosure to the right

17 November 2019 12:35 PM
Viewed 190 times
(2 times this week, 2 times this month, 72 times this year)

Signal power substation at Roxburgh Park

17 November 2019 11:22 AM
Viewed 252 times
(1 time this week, 2 times this month, 73 times this year)

New traction substation at the down end of Surrey Hills

26 October 2019 16:45 PM
Viewed 251 times
(3 times this week, 10 times this month, 104 times this year)

New double storey prefabricated substation under construction at Viaduct Junction

12 August 2019 13:07 PM
Viewed 297 times
(4 times this week, 5 times this month, 130 times this year)

Single 1920s-era insulator still in place at Richmond Junction

1 August 2019 13:33 PM
Viewed 293 times
(4 times this week, 7 times this month, 114 times this year)

New double storey prefabricated substation under construction at Viaduct Junction

3 July 2019 13:13 PM
Viewed 302 times
(1 time this week, 3 times this month, 123 times this year)

New double storey prefabricated substation under construction at Viaduct Junction

3 July 2019 13:13 PM
Viewed 248 times
(1 time this week, 5 times this month, 101 times this year)

New double storey prefabricated substation under construction at Viaduct Junction

24 June 2019 12:24 PM
Viewed 240 times
(2 times this week, 2 times this month, 109 times this year)

New double storey prefabricated substation under construction at Viaduct Junction

1 June 2019 12:24 PM
Viewed 281 times
(5 times this week, 14 times this month, 130 times this year)

New double storey prefabricated substation under construction at Viaduct Junction

1 June 2019 11:49 AM
Viewed 235 times
(4 times this week, 10 times this month, 115 times this year)

Underground traction power feeders to the Hampton Park tie station

24 March 2019 17:07 PM
Viewed 320 times
(2 times this week, 2 times this month, 6 times this year)

Hampton Park tie station, provided with the 1995 electrification to Cranbourne

24 March 2019 17:06 PM
Viewed 476 times
(5 times this week, 4 times this month, 12 times this year)

New double storey prefabricated substation under construction at Viaduct Junction

10 February 2019 13:42 PM
Viewed 208 times
(1 time this week, 1 time this month, 95 times this year)

New traction substation taking shape at the up end of Eaglemont station

20 January 2019 13:28 PM
Viewed 259 times
(2 times this week, 11 times this month, 26 times this year)

Upgrade works at the Rosanna substation

20 January 2019 13:24 PM
Viewed 290 times
(2 times this week, 7 times this month, 25 times this year)

Upgrade works at the Rosanna substation

20 January 2019 13:24 PM
Viewed 276 times
(7 times this month, 27 times this year)

New traction substation taking shape at the up end of Eaglemont station

20 January 2019 12:18 PM
Viewed 312 times
(11 times this month, 33 times this year)

Timber platform beside the overhead sectioning switches at Alphington

20 January 2019 12:15 PM
Viewed 250 times
(2 times this week, 8 times this month, 27 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

20 January 2019 12:13 PM
Viewed 239 times
(1 time this week, 5 times this month, 29 times this year)

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

20 January 2019 11:53 AM
Viewed 244 times
(2 times this week, 9 times this month, 32 times this year)

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

20 January 2019 11:49 AM
Viewed 255 times
(3 times this week, 8 times this month, 26 times this year)

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

20 January 2019 11:49 AM
Viewed 234 times
(2 times this week, 8 times this month, 24 times this year)

Hawkstowe substation, at the down end of the station

20 January 2019 11:16 AM
Viewed 228 times
(2 times this week, 6 times this month, 20 times this year)

Viewed 12561 times (14 times this week, 79 times this month, 285 times this year)