W Class Trams

The Trust is advocating for the retention of Melbourne’s iconic W Class trams.

The Trust is calling on the State Government to implement a moratorium on the disposal of W Class trams until a plan can be developed to inform decisions about reuse. To give Melbourne’s famous heritage trams a future, the Trust supports the retention of W Class trams to service dedicated tourism routes.  In particular, the Trust is advocating to:

  • Implement a moratorium on the disposal of W Class trams no longer in service
  • Conduct an audit of heritage trams held by Public Transport Victoria and VicTrack
  • Set up a committee to oversee the reuse of these trams with appropriate Terms of Reference