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Friday, June 24, 2005

Phew wot a scorcher

Well it had to happen - Hundreds trapped in sweltering tube

I bet the London Underground were hoping that they'd be able to get through the mini heatwave we've been having, without getting people stuck on a boiling hot train.

Just as the heatwave is about to end and just after hundreds of people were stuck for several hours on a
British Rail train last night (breaking windows to let in air) - this morning a westbound Central line train broke down between Bank and St Paul's station, leaving people in the carriages for over an hour. Amazingly The Standard weren't rubbing their hands in glee and we have a fairly subdued and restrained headline of "Commuters trapped on Tube".



Sadly I haven't seen any companies handing out fans or free water at stations this year as I think the heatwave as taken most people by surprise. But the tube map makes a handy fan and as air conditioning isn't on the cards, perhaps that and the usual advice of carrying bottles of water, is all the help we'll get.


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