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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)

Highett substation, commissioned in 1956 with 1,500 kW capacity

4 January 2014 11:51 AM
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Highett substation, traction feeders to the main line

4 January 2014 11:50 AM
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Highett substation, brick walls around the transformer yard

4 January 2014 11:50 AM
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Highett substation, with partially modernised switchgear and transformers

4 January 2014 11:50 AM
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Bentleigh substation, modernised auxiliary and signal power transformers

4 January 2014 11:33 AM
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Bentleigh substation, modernised switchgear and main transformer

4 January 2014 11:32 AM
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Bentleigh substation, commissioned in 1957 with 1,500 kW capacity

4 January 2014 11:32 AM
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Bentleigh substation, traction feeders to the mainline

4 January 2014 11:30 AM
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Spencer Street tie station, at the north end of platform 13 and 14

Unlike most other substations, it has separate isolators for the earth connections

23 December 2013 08:39 AM
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Traction substation at Dandenong East, commissioned with the Gippsland line electrification

14 September 2013 15:44 PM
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Auxiliary transformer and two signal transforms at the Dandenong East traction substation

14 September 2013 15:43 PM
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Asbestos warning at the Dandenong East substation

14 September 2013 15:43 PM
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Feeder cables to the Pakenham line at Dandenong East substation

14 September 2013 15:42 PM
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Tractions substation at Dandenong East, expanded with the 1995 electrification to Cranbourne

14 September 2013 15:42 PM
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Additional equipment room at Dandenong East, provided with the 1995 electrification to Cranbourne

14 September 2013 15:41 PM
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Feeders 485/3, 484/3, E1 and E2

14 September 2013 15:40 PM
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Equipment yard and substation building at Dandenong East

14 September 2013 15:39 PM
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Traction feeder at Hampton Park tie station

14 September 2013 14:55 PM
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Hampton Park tie station, provided with the 1995 electrification to Cranbourne

14 September 2013 14:54 PM
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Craigieburn Sidings substation, commissioned with the yard to power the stabled trains

9 March 2013 10:01 AM
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Craigieburn substation, commissioned with the extension to Craigieburn?

9 March 2013 10:00 AM
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Galvin tie station, commissioned in 2011 to replace the original one across the mainline

3 March 2013 15:16 PM
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Victoria Park substation, commissioned in 1964 with 3,000 kW capacity

2 February 2013 17:53 PM
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Victoria Park substation, pair of 1,500 kW transformers in the yard outside

2 February 2013 17:53 PM
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