TFL has announced its plans to try and combat heat on the London Underground this summer. Select stations including Bond Street, Bank and Charing Cross will have portable fans strategically placed to increase airflow.
Other initiatives announced include providing air conditioned trains on surface lines within two years. It is also planning to install a number of portable fans at select tube stations, including to help increase the airflow. Mayor Of London, Boris Johnson, said:
It always perplexed me that boffins could produce mobile phones the size of a
credit card yet passengers would emerge dripping with sweat from Tube trains
that lacked air conditioning.
'That is why I am chuffed to bits that
plans are afoot to finally put these systems on Circle, District, Hammersmith
and City and Metropolitan Lines trains.