50 Trams for Melbourne



Melbourne has one of the world’s best tram systems.

But with our city’s population growing by 1,800 people each week, our trams are bursting at the seams, particularly in Prahran where routes are filled over capacity.

The Greens are calling on the State Government to order 50 new trams in the upcoming state budget to fix overcrowding and create jobs in high skilled manufacturing.

The additional 50 E-class trams manufactured in Victoria will:

  • Increase capacity on our tram network by an extra 10,500 passengers per day
  • Create around 500 jobs in high skilled manufacturing and local supply chains
  • Make tram travel more accessible for elderly passengers, people living with a disability or travelling with prams.

Together we can build a public transport system you can rely on and create jobs in a smart, clean, innovative economy.

Please join me in demanding the State Government build 50 additional trams to reduce overcrowding and create jobs by signing the petition. 

Sign the petition


If you have any questions about this issue, please contact my office at sam.hibbins@parliament.vic.gov.au or 9981 9501.


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Victorian Greens MPs, Sam Hibbins MLA, Nina Springle MLC, and Samantha Dunn MLC gathered at Dandenong’s Bombardier factory today, to call on the government to commit to ordering an additional 50 trams as part of their contract options with Bombardier.

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