B2 Class

B2 Class tram 2065, outside Flinders Street station, Melbourne, 14 January 2017.

Road numbers:

2003–132

 

Operator:

Yarra Trams, Melbourne

 

Gauge:

1435 mm

 

Year of entry into service:

1988

 

Number built:

130

 

Type:

Three-door, articulated light rail vehicle

 

Manufacturer:

Commonwealth Engineering, later ASEA Brown Boveri (ABB)

 

Manufacturing location:

Dandenong, Victoria

 

Motors:

2 x AEG ABS 332 195 kW

 

Weight:

34.0 t

 

Length:

23.6 m

 

Seats:

52

The B2 Class trams are similar to the earlier B1 Class, but have some differences in braking and control systems. They were the first Melbourne trams to be air-conditioned. When they were first introduced the B2 trams had a seating capacity of 76, but some seats were later removed to improve standing capacity. The B2 is currently the most numerous class of tram in Melbourne. They are allocated to Essendon Camberwell, Preston, Brunswick and Glenhuntly depots.