A2 Class

A2 Class tram 291, Queen’s Bridge, Melbourne, 16 January 2017.

Road numbers:

259–300

 

Operator:

Yarra Trams, Melbourne

 

Gauge:

1435 mm

 

Year of entry into service:

1985

 

Number built:

42

 

Type:

Three-door, bogie saloon

 

Manufacturer:

Commonwealth Engineering

 

Manufacturing location:

Dandenong, Victoria

 

Motors:

2 x AEG ABS 3322 195 kW

 

Weight:

21.5 t

 

Length:

15.0 m

 

Seats:

42

The A2 Class trams are similar to the A1 trams, but they have some upgraded features, such as improved braking. They were built with pantographs, a new fixture for Melbourne trams, instead of trolley poles, following their use on the B1 prototype trams. The introduction of the last A2 trams led to the withdrawal of the final W2 Class trams from service. They are allocated to Camberwell, Kew and Southbank depots.