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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)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Saturday 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

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

Formerly known as 'Substation 25'

Thursday 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.

Saturday 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.

Saturday 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

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

Saturday 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

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

Wednesday 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

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

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

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

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

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

Saturday 8 August 2015 10:19 AM
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