London’s Tube system has long been notorius for it’s unpredicable delays, its often crowed trains, and its unbearable temperatures when a heat wave hits London.? If you have ever traveled on the London tube when the outside temperature is above 30 degrees celcius, you will know what I am talking about when I refer to ‘unbearable temperatures’, and for those that have never traveled on London’s tube system, the words ‘no air-conditioning on an over-crowded train’ should help give you the image of feeling like you have been shoved into a hot oven with limited air.? While most visitors to the games will be hoping for no rain, I personally think they should be hoping for cool temperatures if they are planning on traveling on the tube!
Despite London’s efforts to improve the tube system, spending a reported 6.5 billion Brittish Pounds on improving the system, locals have still expressed their concern for the system, worrying that trains are still crowded (and the real crowds haven’t even arrived yet), and the delays are still frequent.? With the games just around the corner, can London’s tube system handle the pressure?? I guess only time will tell, but I can say with confidence that this is one aspect of being in London during the Olympics that I will not feel I am missing out on!