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Melbourne tramway traction substations

As of 2009 there were 41 traction substations scattered around Melbourne, converting the AC mains power to the 600 V DC required by trams. (a different source in 2008 put it as 46)

Trees cover substation 'Fo' at Ballarat Road and Droop Street, Footscray

Sunday 31 July 2022 14:56 PM
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Modern day tramway traction substation 'Mg' in front of the original WW2-era camouflaged facility

Built during in WW2 amongst the munitions factories, the substation was camouflaged at the bottom of an abandoned quarry to avoid it being targeted by air strikes

Thursday 21 July 2022 14:59 PM
Viewed 83 times
(1 time this week, 1 time this month, 83 times this year)

Modular traction substation opposite the route 64 terminus at Hawthorn Road and Nepean Highway, East Brighton

Wednesday 9 February 2022 02:45 AM
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Pad mounted transformer at substation 'LY' on Brunswick Road

Sunday 17 January 2021 19:58 PM
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(5 times this month, 129 times this year)

Substation 'LY' on Brunswick Road, reusing the former City of Brunswick Electricity Supply building

Sunday 17 January 2021 19:58 PM
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(4 times this month, 85 times this year)

Substation 'Mo' beside the Upfield line opposite Brunswick Depot

Saturday 24 October 2020 13:56 PM
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(3 times this month, 169 times this year)

Traction substation between Brunswick Road and Park Street on route 58

Saturday 24 October 2020 13:09 PM
Viewed 376 times
(1 time this week, 3 times this month, 205 times this year)

Roll out grass covers the embankment beside the new Flinders Street tram substation

Thursday 22 August 2019 17:21 PM
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(3 times this week, 6 times this month, 16 times this year)

New tram substation in the middle of the Nepean Highway at St Kilda Junction

Thursday 1 August 2019 12:49 PM
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(2 times this week, 9 times this month, 17 times this year)

Damaged steel post reinforced with a concrete block at the base outside Kew Depot

Saturday 13 July 2019 09:40 AM
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(4 times this month, 24 times this year)

P&MTT branded electrical junction box on City Road in Southbank

Nowhere near the original Prahran & Malvern Tramways Trust network!

Friday 21 June 2019 13:25 PM
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(1 time this month, 37 times this year)

Reproduction MMTB cable junction box at Flinders and Swanston Street

Friday 7 June 2019 13:10 PM
Viewed 633 times
(1 time this week, 5 times this month, 44 times this year)

External cladding in place around the Flinders Street tram substation

Thursday 9 May 2019 15:38 PM
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(1 time this week, 6 times this month, 53 times this year)

Substation 'ZH' on Stott Street, opposite Kemp Street, in Thornbury

Sunday 20 January 2019 11:53 AM
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Some sort of sheet covering the traction feeder cables at Collins and Spencer Street

Friday 18 January 2019 13:07 PM
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Fake bluestone cladding surrounds the Flinders Street tram substation

Friday 21 September 2018 17:42 PM
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External cladding in place around the Flinders Street tram substation

Friday 21 September 2018 17:42 PM
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(2 times this week, 7 times this month, 164 times this year)

Substation 'Da': located in the former Malvern goods yard, off Glenferrie Road

Sunday 26 August 2018 13:13 PM
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(1 time this week, 11 times this month, 7 times this year)

Traction power feeders in place at Queen and Collins Street

They run south along Queen Street to the new substation on Flinders Street

Tuesday 14 August 2018 13:08 PM
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External cladding being erected around the Flinders Street tram substation

Monday 9 July 2018 11:15 AM
Viewed 543 times
(1 time this week, 5 times this month, 20 times this year)

External cladding being erected around the Flinders Street tram substation

Tuesday 5 June 2018 13:50 PM
Viewed 547 times
(4 times this month, 31 times this year)

External cladding being erected around the Flinders Street tram substation

Monday 4 June 2018 13:10 PM
Viewed 507 times
(2 times this week, 5 times this month, 31 times this year)

Traction power feeders at Johnston and Brunswick Street

Saturday 21 April 2018 17:11 PM
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(5 times this month, 47 times this year)
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