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Tuesday, August 10, 2004

Air Conditioning in 2009

Curse of Metro

I don't know what it is but the last time The Tube did a press release on air conditioning on the tube, the weather was shite (
St Swithins Day, they were asking for trouble). Today Metro have a piece on air conditioning on The Tube and this morning it would have been easier getting a gondola to work as it was chucking it down (although I spose it is still hot).

Metro helpfully tell us that "because the Tube was designed and mostly built long before air-conditioning was thought of, any solution will not be cheap or simple".

Granted we are dealing with a system that is old, but that doesn't stop us from having tons and tons and tons of other "expensive and complicated" improvements that the Victorians didn't have on the Tube.

Metro continued to say that "New fleets of trains for the Circle, District, Hammersmith & City, Metropolitan and East London Lines are planned under PPP contracts and, when Transport for London too responsibility for running the Tube it insisted air cooling be included in the design. However, these trains will not start running until 2009".

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