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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)

Terminating point for the traction feeder cables from the new Sunshine substation

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

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

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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Narre Warren substation, modernised main transformer and circuit breaker

9 August 2014 16:18 PM
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Narre Warren substation, commissioned with the Gippsland electrification project

Hidden among houses, some distance from the down side of the station

9 August 2014 16:18 PM
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Beaconsfield tie station: traction feeders and equipment hut

9 August 2014 16:06 PM
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Beaconsfield tie station, traction feeders run to the overhead wires

9 August 2014 16:04 PM
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Beaconsfield tie station: rear view

9 August 2014 16:04 PM
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Beaconsfield tie station: traction feeders E6, E8, E5 and E7

9 August 2014 16:03 PM
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Beaconsfield tie station, commissioned with the Gippsland electrification project

9 August 2014 16:03 PM
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Alphington substation, commissioned in 1951 with 25 Hz equipment and 3,000 kW capacity

10 May 2014 10:31 AM
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Alphington substation, switchyard and transformers

10 May 2014 10:29 AM
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Alphington substation, high voltage supply from the railway system

10 May 2014 10:21 AM
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Alphington substation, traction feeders to the overhead

10 May 2014 10:21 AM
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Alphington substation, feeders 211, 210 and 209, plus an electrolysis connection

10 May 2014 10:18 AM
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Alphington substation, rebuilt with 50 Hz equipment in 1962 with 1,500 kW capacity

10 May 2014 10:18 AM
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Epping Yard substation, opened in 1989 with the rest of the workshops and stabling yard

12 April 2014 11:01 AM
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New substation at the up end of Tottenham now in use

Original substation at the down end was demolished to make room for the new RRL tracks

6 April 2014 11:54 AM
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Galvin tie station: pair of feeder cables to the overhead

18 January 2014 10:02 AM
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Middle Brighton substation, modernised transformer and switchgear

4 January 2014 17:36 PM
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Middle Brighton substation, traction feeders to the running lines

4 January 2014 17:35 PM
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