London's Bus and Tube Carriages are Too Hot For Livestock

By Gary Cutlack on at

The current heatwave that's sweeping the country has resulted in some scorching temperatures to endure on public transport, with the upper decks of some London buses maxing out at a tropical 35.5C.

The tube's not much better, with Standard reporters with thermometers recording a high of 34.8C on the Central Line yesterday. Those highs are worse than the 30C limit livestock transporters are able to put animals through, although the animals don't have the luxury of being able to fan their numerous legpits with a copy of Metro or stepping off after 20 minutes to buy chilled bottle of sugary liquid to revive themselves. [Standard]

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