No Bogong the Route 96 was always going to have E class trams and the newest ones will be sent there regardless of what Political Part is in charge.E2s going straight onto route 96. Let me guess, the E1s are already too old for the vegan-soy-latte crowds of Brunswick so those ones are going to the 86 and 19 to replace the last of the B2s. I suppose at least get to have comfy seats for another twelve or so years on route 75. ...As a 96'er myself I have to object to you singling out Brunswick people as "vegan-soy-latte crowds". I'll have you know that people in Fitzroy, Carlton, Albert Park, Middle Park and especially St Kilda are no less that way than Brunswick people are.
Actually Labour ran dead in the Melbourne electorate at the last federal election, they put so little time and money into the inner north that they actually came third. The Greens won, but the Libs came second. But to the south of the city, both the Libs and Greens have been doing well in the state seat of Albert Park, so perhaps putting the newest trams on the 96 route is an
attempt to shore up the ALP vote in that area?