At about 0515 this morning I spotted D2.5003 out of service, heading north up Smith St in Fitzroy/ Collingwood. Most likely would have been heading to Preston Workshops.D2s are permitted to terminate at the North Track only as there is just enough room for them to do so without fouling the traffic in Glenferrie Rd, however I think they do block the pedestrian crossing. Generally though the D2s are only on the single run car out car in trips to avoid this situation. e.g. Car out to Toorak, run to Moreland, run to Toorak then car in.
Also, regarding D2s running the 8, do they have any issues terminating D2s at Toorak Rd/ Glenferrie Rd? There doesn't seem to be enough room for a D2 to pull into the terminus there without one end of the tram being stuck around the curves and in the middle of the intersection.