E2 Class tram 6056, La Trobe Street, Melbourne, 20 December 2017.
Yarra Trams, Melbourne
Year of entry into service:
Three-section articulated light rail vehicle
3 x 120 kW
The E2 Class are Melbourne’s newest trams and are being built at Dandenong in Melbourne. An order was placed in 2015 for 20 more E Class 20 trams, but in March 2017 it was announced that the new order would incorporate additional safety features and be known as the E2 Class. The E2 Class trams are very similar to the E Class, but have a redesigned cab, reduced glare to improve visibility for the driver, and additional handholds for passengers. Orders for a further 30 trams were placed later. The first members of the class entered service in June 2017, and all are allocated to Preston and Southbank depots.