Monday 24 August 2009

Underground hotspots

No, it isn't the coolest off-the-map clubs and night-spots to visit... it is the map produced by TfL showing the hottest stations and sections of track on the Underground. It comes as no surprise to regular commuters that parts of the network in central London regularly exceed 30 degrees centigrade. Once Spring arrives in the Capital it is time to discard coats and jackets in the Tube and once we get to Summer, well, best heed the warnings to carry a bottle of water.

Travellers welcomed the news that air-con was coming to the Underground. However, first to the Metropolitan Line followed by the District, the Circle, and the Hammersmith and City Lines. These set of lines together known as the sub-surface lines as they run (even in central London) largely above ground. Bad news for users of the other lines... no air-con in sight for you as the tunnels are just too small!

Map from Transport for London shows hottest spots on the Underground -Times Online