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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)

Substation 'WP' at J.S. Grey Reserve, West Preston

May 24, 2017 16:19 PM
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Substation 'ZH' on Stott Street, opposite Kemp Street, in Thornbury

May 24, 2017 15:28 PM
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Substation 'ZH' on Stott Street, opposite Kemp Street, in Thornbury

May 24, 2017 15:27 PM
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Temporary noise screening around substation 'ZH' in Thornbury

May 24, 2017 15:27 PM
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Substation 'ZH' on Stott Street, opposite Kemp Street, in Thornbury

May 24, 2017 15:27 PM
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Flinders Street tram substation still to be completed

April 19, 2017 14:09 PM
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Tramway traction power cabinet on Spencer Street at Batman Park

July 27, 2016 12:38 PM
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New tramway traction substation 'ZD' between Media House and Southern Cross platform 8 south

June 14, 2016 14:29 PM
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Newly installed tramway traction power cabinet at the corner of Collins and Spencer Street

Associated with a new 'ZD' tramway substation located behind Media House on Spencer Street. Note the M&MTB branding on the side

May 16, 2016 13:49 PM
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Almost completed tram substation on Flinders Street, next to the Banana Alley Vaults

April 22, 2016 13:15 PM
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New tramway traction substation 'Br' opposite the East Brunswick tram terminus

January 30, 2016 10:13 AM
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New tramway traction substation 'Br' opposite the East Brunswick tram terminus

January 30, 2016 10:12 AM
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New transformer stored outside the Flinders Street tram substation

December 29, 2015 08:00 AM
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(1 time this week, 10 times this month)

'M-Tram' branding on a steel pole supporting the tramway overhead

November 14, 2015 18:23 PM
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Additional substation 'P' located next door to the slightly younger brick structure at Preston Workshops

November 14, 2015 16:13 PM
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Door to substation 'E' at the Hawthorn Tram Depot

November 14, 2015 14:03 PM
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Isolation switches for overhead power at Bourke and Swanston Street

August 11, 2015 19:48 PM
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(1 time this week)

New design of fibreglass insulated trunking installed beneath the Racecourse Road bridge on route 57 at Newmarket station

Presumably this new design is less likely to get damaged following the regular impacts with overheight trucks

July 19, 2015 10:40 AM
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