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Old May 2nd 21, 11:02 AM posted to uk.railway,uk.transport.london
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"Theo" wrote in message
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In uk.railway wrote:
The 83 stock was scrapped when some of the vehicles were only 15 years
old. It
was a bloody scandal that no one seemed interested in. But as I've said
before, its easy to spend money with abandon when its not your own and
comes
from ticket receipts and central government.


Wikipedia:

With the Jubilee Line Extension in mind, it was originally planned that
the
1983 Stock would be heavily refurbished to run alongside the newer 1996
Stock that entered service on the Jubilee line in 1997; the plans included
replacing the single leaf doors with double doors to speed up passenger
boarding. The 1983 Stock was to be given similar interiors. This was
abandoned due to the cost being only 10% cheaper than re-equipping the
line
entirely with the 1996 Stock. Then it was proposed for the 1983 Stock to
be
added to the refurbished 1973 Stock on the Piccadilly line and serve the
Rayners Lane - Uxbridge section of the line. This was also abandoned on
the
grounds of cost.


New car or refurb old banger for 90% of the cost? Your choice.


So, they were scrapped because someone ordered a fleet of vehicles with
single doors, for a lightly used line and then found there was nowhere else
to use them when loadings increased and they because unsuitable for use on
the original line.

That seems to be a cock up in procurement rather than
engineering/manufacturer