C1 Class

C1 Class tram 3019, North Point tram stop on Route 109 Port Melbourne line, Melbourne, 15 January 2017.

Road numbers:

3001–36

 

Operator:

Yarra Trams, Melbourne

 

Gauge:

1435 mm

 

Year of entry into service:

2001

 

Number built:

36

 

Type:

Three-section low-floor articulated light rail vehicle

 

Manufacturer:

Alstom

 

Manufacturing location:

La Rochelle, France

 

Motors:

4x 105 kW asynchronous

 

Weight:

28.6 t

 

Length:

22.7 m

 

Seats:

40

These trams were initially referred to as the C Class, but became known as the C1 Class when the C2 Class trams were introduced. When they commenced service in 2001, the C Class trams were the first fully imported trams to begin operations in Melbourne since the 1920s. They were also the first low-floor type trams in Melbourne. All members of the class are allocated to Kew depot, providing service on Route 109 to Port Melbourne and Route 48 to Docklands.