At the dawn of the millennium, the Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) had a problem. The TTC had been a transit world leader in the 1970s, building fare integrated, barrier-free surface transit terminals at most of its subway stations. That was in the past, however, and now the system was a mess.
The sweltering temperatures on the tube’s Northern line will soon begin keeping homes in Islington, north London, cosy through the colder months, under a scheme to harness the heat from the underground. By the end of the year the project will pipe heat from the underground into hundreds of homes and businesses that are part of a heating scheme in the borough. The project is one of a growing number of schemes across the UK designed to warm homes using “waste heat” from factories, power ...
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