There must be a few around kept for parts and restoration?
Final W-Class trams to be restored
The final six unrestored W-Class trams are being removed from Melbourne’s City Circle so they can be stripped back and rebuilt for re-entry into service by 2020.
Trams for preservation (future use) and upgrading to W8 standard
Trams on the network need to operate at a W8 standard to ensure driver and public safety. Trams identified by the audit as having the potential for upgrade to a W8 class tram standard and are still of a suitable quality, will be retained. W7 class trams have been found to be uneconomical to upgrade to W8 class in the past. These trams, and other trams subsequently used as ‘parts donors’, will be stripped of the necessary parts to support the continuation of the operational fleet. The remainder will be offered under the EOI process. This ensures a reserve of trams as insurance against the loss of operational trams.
Confusing. So if they’re not using the W7 trams, which trams are they using for the W8 conversion project