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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)

Disused overhead equipment at Pakenham station

24 May 2018 11:37 AM
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Narre Warren substation, commissioned with the Gippsland electrification project

24 May 2018 10:27 AM
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New traction substation at the up end of Dandenong station

24 May 2018 10:01 AM
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New traction substation at the down end of Noble Park station

24 May 2018 09:57 AM
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New traction substation at the down end of Noble Park station

24 May 2018 09:57 AM
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New traction substation at the down end of Noble Park station

24 May 2018 09:57 AM
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Toorak tie station, completed in the 1980s

10 May 2018 15:20 PM
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Cheltenham substation, recently completed to enhance the power supply on the Frankston line

12 April 2018 14:34 PM
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Transformer for the future traction substation at Murrumbeena

13 March 2018 13:00 PM
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Traction power feeders at the Toorak tie station

13 March 2018 11:05 AM
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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
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Timber screening now installed on the traction substation at Sunshine

Part of the 'Northern Group Substations Project' that added new substations at Footscray, Sunshine, Newmarket and Tottenham.

3 May 2017 10:47 AM
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Traction feeders between the Ringwood and Alamein line at East Camberwell

18 February 2017 17:19 PM
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Dandenong tie station, built in 1995 as part of the Cranbourne electrification project

14 January 2017 12:29 PM
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Noble Park substation, with relocated traction feeder cables

14 January 2017 12:14 PM
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Hughesdale tie station, with relocated traction feeder cables

14 January 2017 11:03 AM
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Traction substation at Roxburgh Park station

31 December 2016 14:47 PM
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Ringwood substation, commissioned in 1962 with 1500 KW capacity

15 July 2016 18:43 PM
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Victorian Railways 'Danger HV Cables' warning at Box Hill

21 June 2016 08:27 AM
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Mitcham substation, traction feeders for the lowered tracks

11 June 2016 08:36 AM
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Mitcham substation, traction feeders for the lowered tracks

11 June 2016 08:35 AM
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Mitcham substation, located in the railway station car park

11 June 2016 08:35 AM
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Mitcham substation, located in the railway station car park

11 June 2016 08:34 AM
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Blackburn substation, located halfway to Nunawading station

Commissioned in 1958 with 1000 kW capacity, expanded to 1500 kW in 1960

18 May 2016 07:35 AM
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