W8 Class tram 1010, Queen’s Bridge, Melbourne, 15 January 2017.
856, 888, 928, 946, 957, 959, 961, 981, 983, 1010
Yarra Trams, Melbourne
Year of entry into service:
Bogie, drop-centre saloon
Melbourne and Metropolitan Tramways Board; Ansair
4 x GE 247 AX2 30 kW
Seven SW6 Class trams were refurbished from 2013 and formed the new W8 Class. Additions to the class were made with refurbishment of two W6 trams and one W7 tram in subsequent years. The refurbishment involved modernisation to incorporate a range of features, including improved safety through a strengthened underframe and driver’s cab, improved electrical controls, and installation of a public address system. They are allocated to Southbank depot and are in service on the City Circle route. More trams are currently being converted to W8 Class.