ONE commuter went to extreme lengths to keep cool by lugging a huge wind-powered fan around the London Underground.
The quick-thinking woman was spotted on the Central Line and her efforts to beat the heat have since gone viral.
For Londoners, the underground can be almost unbearable during a heatwave and it can sometimes reach 40C on the Central line.
Another sizzling passenger saw the lady and her huge fan and said that it was “too funny” not to film.
He told Metro.co.uk: “It was in Newbury Park. She was waiting on a train with the fan.
“I was like, ‘how’s the fan going to work inside the train?’
“But the widow was open and the wind was making the fan work.”
Although, despite her ingenious plan it was a little counter productive as she was wrapped in a thick woolly cardigan.
The central line was first opened as The Central Railway in 1900 with early extensions carried out in 1920 and the 1940s.
Due to its impressive age and depth, it is one of the hottest tube lines and the old design makes it difficult to create extra ventilation.
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A TfL spokesperson said they completely understand that travelling on the Underground can be uncomfortable in hot weather.
They added: “We now have 192 air-conditioned tube trains covering 40 per cent of the network and there are enhanced tunnel ventilation systems on both the Victoria and Jubilee lines.
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“On older parts of the Tube network which have fewer ventilation shafts, we have introduced a range of station cooling systems including industrial-sized fans and chiller units to pump in cold air.
“Every bus has reflective roofs, insulation and opening windows, while all new double-deck buses have air cooling.
“Our work to make the fleet zero-emission will also mean their engines generate less heat.”
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