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1st Air Conditioned London Tube Train


wickford76

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Many years after other transit systems, London's first air conditioned tube train entered service today. (2nd August)

 

Until some works are completed, the trains will only operate at the far end of the Metropolitan Line (open air section).

 

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1299654/The-coolest-ride-town-First-air-conditioned-Tube-trains-running-outside-lines.html

 

http://london-underground.blogspot.com/

 

http://www.tfl.gov.uk/corporate/media/newscentre/16422.aspx

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Does it really get that bad in the UK? To my understanding the hottest it normally gets in Europe is 80.

 

But it's also nice to know that American was ahead in one thing...

 

They have the Eurostar, but the Tube has no air conditioner? :confused:

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They have the Eurostar, but the Tube has no air conditioner? :confused:

 

Just in London, the UK has the worst infrastructure and transit system in Europe and mostly it's not very hot in London, most times it is raining.

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Unlike the subway the older tube lines are very low clearance and have very little room for ventilation of heat. The newer tunnels are a bit larger, however they often share the same cut or have a tunnel right next to an original tube line, so even those tunnels have heat dissipation issues.

 

What i could see happening is many fan plants and tunnel airflow management systems that brings air in along the tubes at select spots & near stations, then a series of exhaust fans & ducts to get the heat out. I don't see it working any other way.

 

- A

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