Train substations

We're building new substations to increase the power capacity on the network, so more trains can run, more reliably.

Trains need a direct and constant source of power that can’t be met by the standard street supply. The equipment inside substations converts the local power supply to the voltage needed to run the trains on the network.

These network upgrades are needed to allow High Capacity Metro Trains to run across Melbourne’s train network.

Surrey Hills substation

The Surrey Hills substation is being built to provide additional power to trains on the Belgrave and Lilydale lines. The substation is being built beside the rail track on the rail reserve behind Windsor Crescent, at the far end of the existing car park.

Construction is expected to be completed in early 2019.

Sandringham substation

The Sandringham substation is being built at the southern end of Station Street in Sandringham, near the Abbott Street intersection. The Sandringham substation will provide additional power to trains on the Sandringham Line.

Construction is expected to be completed in early 2019.

Holmesglen substation

The Holmesglen substation is being built to provide additional power to trains on the Glen Waverley Line. The substation is being built beside the rail track on the rail reserve behind Argyll Street, at the far end of the existing gravel car park.

Construction is expected to be completed in early 2019.