THE London Transport Museum has decided to permanently relocate its unique 1986 Stock vehicle to the Electric Railway Museum, situated a couple of miles outside Coventry.
Car No. 16 is unique in that it is the only surviving example of the 16 prototype vehicles constructed during the mid-1980s as the basis for a new fleet for the Central Line. The vehicle had been resident at the London Transport Museum in Acton since the depot opened in October 1999.
The Acton site holds exhibits not displayed at the museum’s main location in Covent Garden, but in recent years has become increasingly full. There are six roads for railway vehicles and the maximum capacity is 24 normal-sized cars.
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