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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)

Keon Park tie station

20 January 2019 09:58 AM
Viewed 348 times
(8 times this month, 33 times this year)

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
Viewed 242 times
(7 times this month, 36 times this year)

Clifton Hill tie station

20 January 2019 09:44 AM
Viewed 220 times
(1 time this week, 8 times this month, 25 times this year)

Clifton Hill tie station

20 January 2019 09:44 AM
Viewed 203 times
(2 times this week, 4 times this month, 24 times this year)

Traction power feeders at the Laverton tie station

20 January 2019 08:00 AM
Viewed 266 times
(2 times this week, 8 times this month, 33 times this year)

Circuit breakers and auxiliary transformers at the Altona Junction substation

20 January 2019 07:45 AM
Viewed 357 times
(2 times this week, 11 times this month, 43 times this year)

Traction power feeders on the Mernda line at Clifton Hill

28 December 2018 11:33 AM
Viewed 344 times
(8 times this month, 48 times this year)

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

28 December 2018 09:11 AM
Viewed 280 times
(1 time this week, 5 times this month, 40 times this year)

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

28 December 2018 08:50 AM
Viewed 340 times
(3 times this week, 6 times this month, 42 times this year)

Hawkstowe substation, at the down end of the station

21 November 2018 12:07 PM
Viewed 288 times
(1 time this week, 6 times this month, 52 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
Viewed 242 times
(2 times this week, 8 times this month, 45 times this year)

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

21 November 2018 11:39 AM
Viewed 222 times
(2 times this week, 7 times this month, 42 times this year)

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

21 November 2018 11:29 AM
Viewed 337 times
(1 time this week, 9 times this month, 63 times this year)

Upgrade works at the Rosanna substation

21 November 2018 10:18 AM
Viewed 215 times
(1 time this week, 4 times this month, 41 times this year)

Upgrade works at the Rosanna substation

21 November 2018 10:05 AM
Viewed 232 times
(1 time this week, 4 times this month, 47 times this year)

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

21 November 2018 09:52 AM
Viewed 277 times
(4 times this week, 8 times this month, 57 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 445 times
(3 times this week, 7 times this month, 109 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 260 times
(1 time this week, 5 times this month, 49 times this year)

Traction power feeders head underground at Grange Road in Fairfield

21 November 2018 09:46 AM
Viewed 228 times
(1 time this week, 3 times this month, 48 times this year)

Impedance bonds fenced in beside the platform at Denis station

21 November 2018 09:44 AM
Viewed 274 times
(6 times this week, 8 times this month, 60 times this year)

Traction power feeders opposite the Newport tie station

13 October 2018 17:27 PM
Viewed 387 times
(1 time this week, 2 times this month, 98 times this year)

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

Placed underground following the North McKinnon Centre grade separation project

26 August 2018 13:42 PM
Viewed 329 times
(4 times this month, 73 times this year)

Traction power feeders at the Toorak tie station

26 August 2018 13:11 PM
Viewed 678 times
(2 times this week, 6 times this month, 205 times this year)

Traction power feeders at the Toorak tie station

26 August 2018 13:11 PM
Viewed 310 times
(4 times this month, 66 times this year)

Viewed 12560 times (13 times this week, 78 times this month, 284 times this year)