Summer in London is great – drinking on rooftops, swimming in lidos (if you can beat the queues) and eating all of the ice cream. But on the downside, London's public transport becomes one hot and sweaty sauna. To make matters worse, everyone starts spouting off about how the tube temperatures are hotter than the legal limit to transport cattle (anything above 30C). As if groups of cows are often carted around town on the Central line.
But is it just a load of hot air? The folks over at Londonist have dug out TfL's data on Underground platform temperatures, and it'll come as no surprise to anyone that the hottest platform on the entire network is on the Central line. According to the data, which shows the average peak hour temperatures on tube platforms in August 2015, Marble Arch is the hottest platform at a sweaty 31.69°C. It's followed closely by yet another Central line platform, Bond Street, which is 31.48°C.
If you want to keep cool, you'll have to head out to Heathrow Terminal 4, where the platform is a breezy 20.85°C. But if the hot weather sticks around and you're travelling on the Central line, beware: it's hotter than the legal limit to transport cattle down there, dontcha know.
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