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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)

Almost completed tram substation on Flinders Street, next to the Banana Alley Vaults

Wednesday 21 January 2015 13:16 PM
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Almost completed tram substation on Flinders Street, next to the Banana Alley Vaults

Wednesday 21 January 2015 13:15 PM
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Almost completed tram substation on Flinders Street, next to the Banana Alley Vaults

Wednesday 21 January 2015 13:14 PM
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Underground ducting in place under Flinders Street to link the future substation to the tram tracks

Tuesday 25 November 2014 12:41 PM
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Underground ducting in place under Flinders Street to link the future substation to the tram tracks

Tuesday 25 November 2014 12:41 PM
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Work starts on a new tram substation on Flinders Street, next to the Banana Alley Vaults

One of many substations being built to cater for the power drawn by the new fleet of E class trams

Wednesday 12 November 2014 13:41 PM
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Work starts on a new tram substation on Flinders Street, next to the Banana Alley Vaults

One of many substations being built to cater for the power drawn by the new fleet of E class trams

Wednesday 12 November 2014 13:41 PM
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Work starts on a new tram substation on Flinders Street, next to the Banana Alley Vaults

One of many substations being built to cater for the power drawn by the new fleet of E class trams

Wednesday 12 November 2014 13:41 PM
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M&MTB branded electrical cabinet at the corner of Elizabeth Street and Flinders Lane

Thursday 19 June 2014 14:02 PM
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M&MTB branded electrical cabinet at the corner of Collins and Swanston Streets

Sunday 25 May 2014 14:10 PM
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Substation 'C' traction feeders at the corner of Elizabeth and Pelham Streets

Saturday 1 February 2014 18:59 PM
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Temporary corrosion testing equipment installed by the Victorian Electrolysis Commission

Attached to a tramway electrolysis control equipment box located above

Monday 11 November 2013 17:40 PM
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Tramways electrolysis control equipment under test

Part of the stray current protection system for buried pipes and cables, it helps prevent traction return currents from taking the shortest path back to the tramway substation

Monday 11 November 2013 17:40 PM
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Traction feeder cables and section insulators outside Camberwell Depot

Saturday 16 February 2013 11:02 AM
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Traction feeders at the Abbotsford Street interchange in North Melbourne

Wednesday 5 September 2012 17:12 PM
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Substation 'Sy' on Daly Street, South Yarra. This current facility is located behind the original MMTB building

Saturday 9 June 2012 09:01 AM
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Substation 'Do' located on the ground floor of the 1010 Building in Docklands

Tuesday 1 May 2012 13:59 PM
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Substation 'Do' traction feeds on Harbour Esplanade at La Trobe Street

Tuesday 1 May 2012 13:57 PM
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Substation 'Do' in Docklands, beneath the 1010 Building on La Trobe Street

Tuesday 1 May 2012 13:55 PM
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Substation 'P', the old facility on the grounds of Preston Workshops near the railway

Sunday 22 April 2012 15:47 PM
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Substation 'P', traction feeders to the new facility

Sunday 22 April 2012 15:39 PM
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Substation 'P', the modern replacement located elsewhere in the Preston Workshops

Sunday 22 April 2012 15:38 PM
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Substation 'P', disconnected traction feeders to the old facility

Sunday 22 April 2012 15:36 PM
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Substation 'P', the old facility on the grounds of Preston Workshops near the railway

Sunday 22 April 2012 15:35 PM
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