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Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Notes from Cooling the Tube Talk - 11th March 2008

A week or so ago I blogged about a talk that was taking place about how
London Underground were going to try to cool the Tube. Unfortunately I was out last night and couldn't attend, so said that if anyone wanted to write a guest post, I'd be happy to put it up.

Beat the heat

Well both Ian and Pete went above and beyond the call of duty and took excellent notes, which are a bit too long for blog posts, but they are available for download at the end of this post.

Pete did a summary of the evening so you can see just how many people are interested in this issue:

The event took place as part of the "Underground - London's Hidden Infrastructure" exhibition which is taking place at the Building Centre on Store St from 28 Feb to 19 April. During the day there are exhibitions...

The talk was given by Kevin Payne, who has a background as an engineer with British Rail but has worked in various areas for TfL since 1989, and was appointed Director of the 'Cooling the Tube' programme 12 months ago. The room had about 150 (!) people in it, mostly engineering folk and some architects [I had a glass of wine and chatted to some folk from Arup afterwards - "A blog? What's that?" they said ]

Kevin started by talking about the history of the problem, outlining current cooling methods and then looking at what might be done in future.


I've not had the opportunity to read both of their notes in full yet, but look fascinating and it's great that the plans for the future have been shared like this.

Cooling the Tube - Notes from Ianvisits.co.uk

Cooling the Tube - Notes from thelondoneer.blogspot.com

Once again my thanks go out to Ian & Pete for providing the above notes.


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