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Tube Launderettes

incorporate laundrettes into the Tube
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The Tube is horrible to use in warm weather because it has no air conditioning. The warm air created within the carriages and subterranean stations simply moves around the tunnels or lies trapped in the sweltering stations. This creates the perfect opportunity for a chain of launderettes to be built into the network that take advantage of all of that surplus hot air, by venting it into their drying machines. "This suit was dried by commuters on the Bakerloo line at The Elephant and Castle"
xenzag, May 13 2017

London Underground "Fluffers" https://en.wikipedi...London_Underground)
A vital engineering service [8th of 7, May 13 2017]


       // venting it into their drying machines //   

       You really don't know what's in that air, do you ?   

       Have a look at "Fluffers" <link>   

       Skin flakes, hair, brake dust, metal particles, asbestos fibres, silica, dried saliva, soot, ozone, bacteria, viruses, street dirt ...   

       You'd need air-to-air heat exchangers - big ones - and frequently-cleaned filters.
8th of 7, May 13 2017

       Filters! Or the option to wear your Tube detritus with pride.
xenzag, May 13 2017

       Where, in an isolation ward ?
8th of 7, May 13 2017

       Somebody should do the microbiome of Underground fluff. I have no idea why, but they should.
MaxwellBuchanan, May 13 2017

       Let the fresh smell of clean clothes brighten your commute.
popbottle, May 14 2017

       Would everyone have to take off their clothes while on the tube, washing and drying their clothes en route, like a sort of train-based version of the Nick Kamen Levi's ad?
hippo, May 14 2017

       <contemplates mental image of tube carriage full of unclad Londoners>   

       <screaming and uncontrollable retching>   

       The oft-reported dream meme of being partially or fully unclothed on public transport is bad enough in the dreamer's own head ... the reality doesn't bear even thinking about.
8th of 7, May 15 2017

       One carriage in each train set should be reserved for nudies, who also get to travel free.
xenzag, May 15 2017

       They'd have to - where would they put their Oyster cards ?
8th of 7, May 15 2017

       Slightly off topic, off marathon, and off curly-wurly: currently TfL allow the use of android pay to pay for journeys. Currently TfL staff cannot read android phones (they can on Apple Pay, but that's irrelevant, my phone isn't that).
Ian Tindale, May 15 2017

       // Currently TfL staff cannot read android phones //   

       Currently, most TfL staff cannot read; indeed, even pictograms defeat them. Some of the very senior ones have knowledge of fire and the use of edged tools, but that's about the limit.
8th of 7, May 15 2017

       Do you know what happens to that air *after* it's been passed over and through damp clothes? It goes from being hot, dry(ish) air to being warm, humid air. And that's terrible, hence the fishbone from me.
Selky, May 15 2017

       Yes, perhaps to make best use of this hot, moist air the carriage next to the launderette carriage should be a tropical greenhouse carriage, with rainforest plants, tropical fruit that the hungry passenger can pick from trees, etc.
hippo, May 16 2017

       Hummingbirds ?
8th of 7, May 16 2017

       //to being warm, humid air. And that's terrible// (sic) Humbug! No it doesn't, and besides even if it did, warm humid air is lovely. Ask any orangutan and they'll confirm it.
xenzag, May 16 2017

       ...but I like warm, humid air...
Voice, May 16 2017

       Orangutan! Just like me. The secret's out.
xenzag, May 16 2017


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