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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 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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(4 times this week, 8 times this month, 65 times this year)

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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(1 time this week, 2 times this month, 27 times this year)

Traction substation at Roxburgh Park station

31 December 2016 14:47 PM
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(1 time this month, 42 times this year)

Ringwood substation, commissioned in 1962 with 1500 KW capacity

15 July 2016 18:43 PM
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(3 times this week, 10 times this month, 67 times this year)

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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(4 times this week, 12 times this month, 41 times this year)

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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(7 times this week, 12 times this month, 43 times this year)

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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(2 times this week, 17 times this month, 61 times this year)

Blackburn substation, high voltage feeds follow the rail network

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

18 May 2016 07:33 AM
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Croydon substation, in the railway station car park

Commissioned in 1969 with 1500 kW capacity

15 May 2016 17:03 PM
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(7 times this week, 12 times this month, 48 times this year)

Lyndhurst substation, located opposite the disused cement siding

Opened in 2013 to supply extra traction power following the opening of Lynbrook station on the Cranbourne line

14 May 2016 15:55 PM
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(4 times this week, 23 times this month, 101 times this year)

Sydenham substation, traction feeders to the overhead

9 April 2016 16:01 PM
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Sydenham substation, commissioned in 2001 as part of the Sydenham electrification project

9 April 2016 16:01 PM
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(1 time this week, 2 times this month, 39 times this year)

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

22 March 2016 15:46 PM
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(2 times this week, 11 times this month, 44 times this year)

Narre Warren substation, commissioned with the Gippsland electrification project

22 March 2016 11:26 AM
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(3 times this week, 16 times this month, 40 times this year)

Noble Park substation, commissioned in 1954

22 March 2016 11:10 AM
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(2 times this week, 9 times this month, 40 times this year)

Westall substation, enlarged in 2010 as part of the Westall station upgrade

22 March 2016 11:03 AM
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(1 time this week, 8 times this month, 56 times this year)

Westall substation, enlarged in 2010 as part of the Westall station upgrade

22 March 2016 11:03 AM
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(2 times this week, 5 times this month, 32 times this year)

Springvale substation, current facility built in 2010 as part of the Westall station upgrade

12 March 2016 17:53 PM
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(3 times this week, 3 times this month, 32 times this year)

Springvale substation, traction feeders to the overhead

12 March 2016 17:52 PM
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(1 time this week, 1 time this month, 31 times this year)

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