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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)

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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Footscray substation, completed in 2014 to supply extra power to trains on the Northern Group

7 January 2016 17:53 PM
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Traction substation still in place at Gardiner station, despite grade separation works

16 September 2015 08:15 AM
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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

8 August 2015 17:46 PM
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Merinda Park substation, opened with electrification of the Cranbourne line in 1995

8 August 2015 16:58 PM
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Merinda Park substation, opened with electrification of the Cranbourne line in 1995

8 August 2015 16:53 PM
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Hallam tie station, opened with electrification of the Gippsland line

8 August 2015 10:37 AM
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Hallam tie station, opened with electrification of the Gippsland line

8 August 2015 10:28 AM
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Hallam tie station, traction power feeds E1 through E4

8 August 2015 10:19 AM
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Traction substation at the down end of Werribee station

20 June 2015 11:49 AM
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Chelsea substation, commissioned in 1955 with 1,500 kW capacity

19 January 2015 18:17 PM
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Upgraded traction feeders connect to the Sunbury line tracks at Footscray

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

2 December 2014 18:13 PM
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Terminating point for the traction feeder cables from the new Sunshine substation

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

27 November 2014 18:13 PM
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New Sunshine substation taking shape in the railway station car park

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

27 November 2014 18:12 PM
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Second terminating point for traction feeder cables from the new Sunshine substation

27 November 2014 18:11 PM
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New Sunshine substation taking shape in the railway station car park

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

27 November 2014 18:11 PM
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Notice of construction work on the new Sunshine substation

27 November 2014 18:11 PM
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New traction substation under construction at the down end of Sunshine

Design work started in 2011/12 for new substations at Sunshine, Footscray and Newmarket: http://vicmps.greens.org.au/system/files/August%202011.pdf

15 November 2014 08:51 AM
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