Vehicles

Railway vehicle; London Underground 1983-tube stock (batch II) driving motor car No. 3734, 1988
A London Underground train carriage with red stripe detail on body; single-leaf passenger doors; the driver's cab with the operating equipment is visible at the front end of the carriage. Number 3734 visible from the front and the left side of the carriage.
Simple name : Railway vehicle
Date : 1983 - 1984
Collection : Vehicles
Object location : Acton Depot
Reference number : 2002/8569
Manufacturer : Metro-Cammell : 1983 - 1984
Additional information : This Tube carriage operated on the Jubilee line. The line initially ran 1972 stock trains but these were steadily replaced by the 1983 Tube stock.The 1983 stock adopted the features previously developed for the District line: doors that can be controlled by passengers and the installation of single doors. It had brightly-coloured interiors and bold moquette seating designs. Unfortunately, the single-leaf doors compromised loading speeds and passenger capacity, which later contributed to the stock being replaced. The 1983 stock was withdrawn from service by 1998 and replaced by a new fleet.
Vehicle caption : The 1983 tube stock was formed in pairs of three-car units. Fifteen trains were delivered for the Jubilee line in 1983 and a further batch arrived from 1987. They had brightly coloured interiors and modern features, including passenger operated doors. The doors, however, were only single. This slowed down boarding and was a significant factor in the decision to withdraw these trains after just 15 years service. This car, number 3734, was built in 1988 and worked on the Jubilee line.
First date in service : 1988
Last date in service : 1998
Record completeness :
Record 64% complete

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