E2 Class

E2 Class tram 6056, La Trobe Street, Melbourne, 20 December 2017.

Road numbers:

6051–90 (Not all in service yet)

 

Operator:

Yarra Trams, Melbourne

 

Gauge:

1435 mm

 

Year of entry into service:

2017

 

Number built:

40 (Not all in service yet)

 

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 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 20 trams were placed later. The first members of the class entered service in June 2017, and are allocated to Preston and Southbank depots. Deliveries are expected to continue until 2020.