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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)

Victoria Park substation, traction feeders 200/3, 204/1, 201/3 and 205/1

2 February 2013 17:52 PM
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Victoria Park substation, feeder cables to the overhead at the down end of the station

2 February 2013 17:52 PM
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Victoria Park substation, new transformer awaiting installation

2 February 2013 17:48 PM
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Croxton substation, commissioned in 1962 with 1,500 kW capacity

2 February 2013 13:38 PM
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Croxton substation, switchyard and transformers

2 February 2013 13:37 PM
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Croxton substation, transformers and circuit breaker in the switchyard

2 February 2013 13:37 PM
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Croxton substation, traction feeders 232/1, 233/1, 231/1 and 230/1

2 February 2013 13:34 PM
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Jacksons Hill substation, now painted in orange and yellow

8 November 2012 17:48 PM
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Royal Park substation: modern ABB switchgear replacing the 1960s stuff that used to be there

27 October 2012 17:10 PM
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Westona tie station, located at the down end of the station

8 October 2012 12:19 PM
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Westona tie station, underground feeders to the overhead

8 October 2012 12:18 PM
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Craigieburn substation, not to be confused with Craigieburn Sidings substation a few hundred metres away

29 September 2012 12:51 PM
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Craigieburn substation, feeders to the mainline plus some siding roads

29 September 2012 12:47 PM
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Coolaroo substation, commissioned in 2007 along with electrification to Craigieburn

29 September 2012 12:11 PM
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Coolaroo substation, underground feeders connect to the overhead

29 September 2012 12:10 PM
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Coolaroo substation, located at the up end of the station

29 September 2012 12:10 PM
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Glenroy substation, view from the down end

29 September 2012 11:56 AM
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Glenroy substation, current 1,500 kW capacity equipment commissioned in 1965 inside the existing substation

The original 25 Hz equipment was provided with electrification: two 750 kW rotary converters giving a capacity of 1,500 kW

29 September 2012 11:48 AM
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Glenroy substation, switchyard for 22 kV input on the south side

29 September 2012 11:30 AM
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Glenroy substation, northern wall

29 September 2012 11:29 AM
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Glenroy substation, switchyard for 22 kV input

29 September 2012 11:27 AM
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Glenroy substation, switchyard for 22 kV input

29 September 2012 11:26 AM
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Pascoe Vale substation, commissioned in 1964 with 1,500 kW capacity

29 September 2012 11:11 AM
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Pascoe Vale substation, feeder cables 311/1, 309/1, 310/1 and 308/1

29 September 2012 11:10 AM
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