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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)

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

22 March 2016 15:46 PM
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Narre Warren substation, commissioned with the Gippsland electrification project

22 March 2016 11:26 AM
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Noble Park substation, commissioned in 1954

22 March 2016 11:10 AM
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Westall substation, enlarged in 2010 as part of the Westall station upgrade

22 March 2016 11:03 AM
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Westall substation, enlarged in 2010 as part of the Westall station upgrade

22 March 2016 11:03 AM
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Springvale substation, current facility built in 2010 as part of the Westall station upgrade

12 March 2016 17:53 PM
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Springvale substation, traction feeders to the overhead

12 March 2016 17:52 PM
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Springvale substation, new and old facilities side by side along with traction feeders

12 March 2016 17:52 PM
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Springvale substation, current facility built in 2010 as part of the Westall station upgrade

12 March 2016 17:50 PM
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Noble Park substation, commissioned in 1954

12 March 2016 17:04 PM
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Noble Park substation, commissioned in 1954

12 March 2016 16:55 PM
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Noble Park substation, commissioned in 1954

12 March 2016 16:55 PM
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Gardiner substation still in place, but with underground traction feeder cables to the relocated tracks

21 February 2016 10:20 AM
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'Museum Tiestation' at Melbourne Central

Formerly known as 'Substation 25'

4 February 2016 18:03 PM
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Footscray substation, steel sheeting only covers the non-railway facing walls

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

16 January 2016 20:24 PM
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Footscray substation, traction feeders on the Newport bound tracks

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

16 January 2016 20:24 PM
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Pakenham substation, located at the McGregor Road level crossing

Opened in 2013 to supply extra traction power following the opening of Cardinia Road station on the Pakenham line

9 January 2016 16:51 PM
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Officer substation, traction power feeds E7 through E10

9 January 2016 16:01 PM
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