E Class

E Class tram 6025, corner of Clarendon Street and Normanby Street, Melbourne, 15 January 2017.

Road numbers:

6001–50

 

Operator:

Yarra Trams, Melbourne

 

Gauge:

1435 mm

 

Year of entry into service:

2013

 

Number built:

50

 

Type:

Three-section articulated light rail vehicle

 

Manufacturer:

Bombardier Transportation

 

Manufacturing location:

Dandenong, Victoria

 

Motors:

3 x 120 kW

 

Weight:

62.0 t

 

Length:

33.5 m

 

Seats:

64

The E Class trams were built by Bombardier Transportation in Melbourne, although some components were manufactured in Germany.  Modern features include a low-floor throughout, swivelling trucks, improved safety design, and track condition reporting equipment. At over 33 metres in length, they are Melbourne’s longest trams. The E Class trams are allocated to Southbank and Preston depots. A further 30 similar trams are being delivered and are known as the E2 Class.