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Cooling the tube – Engineering heat out of the Underground
Cooling the tube – Engineering heat out of the Underground

On a summer’s day a trip in a hot tube train is a dreadful experience, but how did we end up with such hot tube trains, and what’s being done about it?

Huge water cooled ventilation fan installed in the Victoria Line
Huge water cooled ventilation fan installed in the Victoria Line

A new water cooled ventilation fan roughly twice the height of a double-decker bus has been installed on the Victoria line to help cool one of the warmest stations on the Underground.

Green Park tube station to get groundwater cooling system
Green Park tube station to get groundwater cooling system

I thought work on this had been paused as part of the Great Olympic Engineering Shutdown, but a note from TfL earlier today says that a rather interesting air cooling system will be introduced at Green Park station this summer.

Cooling the London Underground

In March 2008, I attended a really quite interesting talk on the technological challenges in cooling the London Underground network, and it has been a topic which – probably understandably – has interested me ever since. A couple of months

Cooling the London Underground

A cold and windy evening found me wandering over to the Building Centre for a lecture, ironically enough considering the weather – on how to cool the London Underground. The lecture was being organized by The Engineering Club, as part