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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 'Fo' at Ballarat Road and Droop Street, Footscray

19 March 2011 18:15 PM
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Substation 'Fo': electrical feeds to the tramway overhead from the substation

19 March 2011 18:15 PM
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Substation 'Fo', modern a new looking prefabricated structure

Commissioned in 2009 according to a Yarra Trams flyer

19 March 2011 18:14 PM
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Substation 'CL' located off track in the Melbourne CBD at Crombie Lane / Little Bourke Street

7 March 2011 17:59 PM
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Substation 'CL' in the Melbourne CBD, on Crombie Lane / Little Bourke Street

7 March 2011 17:59 PM
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'TRAMS DO NOT ENTER. POWER OFF' banner

27 February 2011 14:35 PM
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Substation 'Cw' located off track on Station Street, behind Burke Road at Camberwell Junction

Commissioned in 1924: http://tdu.to/84964.msg

11 November 2005 11:17 AM
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Substation 'Mo' beside the Upfield line, opposite Brunswick Depot

11 August 2005 15:39 PM
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