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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)

Traction power feeders head underground at Grange Road in Fairfield

21 November 2018 09:46 AM
Viewed 160 times, 58 times this year)

Impedance bonds fenced in beside the platform at Denis station

21 November 2018 09:44 AM
Viewed 188 times
(2 times this week, 3 times this month, 85 times this year)

Traction power feeders opposite the Newport tie station

13 October 2018 17:27 PM
Viewed 275 times
(23 times this week, 26 times this month, 149 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 259 times
(2 times this week, 7 times this month, 3 times this year)

Traction power feeders at the Toorak tie station

26 August 2018 13:11 PM
Viewed 478 times
(4 times this week, 17 times this month, 5 times this year)

Traction power feeders at the Toorak tie station

26 August 2018 13:11 PM
Viewed 245 times
(1 time this week, 6 times this month, 1 time this year)

New traction power substation taking shape at Berwick station

26 August 2018 11:22 AM
Viewed 281 times
(2 times this week, 7 times this month, 2 times this year)

New traction power feeds at the down end of Berwick station

26 August 2018 11:11 AM
Viewed 267 times
(4 times this week, 7 times this month, 4 times this year)

New traction power substation taking shape at Berwick station

26 August 2018 11:04 AM
Viewed 388 times
(2 times this week, 11 times this month, 5 times this year)

New traction power substation taking shape at Berwick station

26 August 2018 11:00 AM
Viewed 584 times
(11 times this week, 31 times this month, 13 times this year)

New traction power substation taking shape at Berwick station

26 August 2018 10:59 AM
Viewed 496 times
(3 times this week, 10 times this month, 4 times this year)

Dandenong tie station, built in 1995 as part of the Cranbourne electrification project

24 May 2018 12:59 PM
Viewed 315 times
(3 times this week, 45 times this year)

Disused overhead equipment at Pakenham station

24 May 2018 11:37 AM
Viewed 223 times
(1 time this week, 18 times this year)

Narre Warren substation, commissioned with the Gippsland electrification project

24 May 2018 10:27 AM
Viewed 263 times
(1 time this week, 26 times this year)

New traction substation at the up end of Dandenong station

24 May 2018 10:01 AM
Viewed 427 times
(3 times this week, 95 times this year)

New traction substation at the down end of Noble Park station

24 May 2018 09:57 AM
Viewed 250 times
(3 times this week, 28 times this year)

New traction substation at the down end of Noble Park station

24 May 2018 09:57 AM
Viewed 248 times
(1 time this week, 30 times this year)

New traction substation at the down end of Noble Park station

24 May 2018 09:57 AM
Viewed 301 times
(1 time this week, 30 times this year)

Toorak tie station, completed in the 1980s

10 May 2018 15:20 PM
Viewed 303 times
(1 time this week, 5 times this month, 35 times this year)

Cheltenham substation, recently completed to enhance the power supply on the Frankston line

12 April 2018 14:34 PM
Viewed 1180 times
(8 times this week, 15 times this month, 222 times this year)

Transformer for the future traction substation at Murrumbeena

13 March 2018 13:00 PM
Viewed 433 times
(3 times this month, 88 times this year)

Traction power feeders at the Toorak tie station

13 March 2018 11:05 AM
Viewed 584 times
(3 times this week, 12 times this month, 170 times this year)

Traction substation at Sunshine

Built in 2014 as part of a package to support additional trains on the Sunbury and Werribee lines following the extra track capacity freed up by Regional Rail Link

31 January 2018 13:16 PM
Viewed 429 times
(9 times this month, 75 times this year)

Timber screening now installed on the traction substation at Sunshine

3 May 2017 10:47 AM
Viewed 526 times
(7 times this month, 64 times this year)

Viewed 11421 times (2 times this week, 2 times this month, 1226 times this year)