Even if you keep route 12 via Collins St. it would still make more sense running E class on route 12, with platform stops at St Kilda terminus, along Danks St. (drive-over hump style), along Collins St., Victoria Pde., at North Richmond Station (drive-over hump), at Lennox St. and outside Victoria Gardens. The traffic in the St Kilda section is also quite light, giving trams more time to negotiate curves.Hey guys,
I thought the same about the route 12,that it should stay in Latrobe st and use E Class,but if it did go back to as before E Class would still be a good choice,but i have since found out that the 30 is to be possibly a temporary thing to get the service milege up on the newer cars and also while the major upgrades are being done on the 58 as it was the easiest and quickest to fix as the route is already accredited due to Latrobe st being a diversion route for Bourke st.
Also happening on the same day is that New Preston will be taking over 25% running of the 96 with cars running in/out via St Georges rd and Vic/Nic.I am hoping that maybe a bi-product of this in the future maybe a cascade of the C2's to Kew for the 109 as the journey times are being adjusted.The cascade of E's to the 58 is still on track to happen with the next big timetable change coming in may 2021.
What are the major upgrades occurring on the 58?