The heat outside and the bus cold. As councilman Piotr Mazurek admits, residents complain about the bus being too low of temperature. The Town Hall – in response to the councilor’s questions – answers that all the blame is because of the on-board computer systems that automatically change the temperatures. At the town hall meeting a detailed guideline of how these computers select the temperatue was shown. The temperature on the bus (or tram) is strictly defined in the regulations.
Why is it too cold or too hot?
Residents complain to the councilor that it is too cold (in summer) and too warm (in winter) in public transport. The councilor decides to act and sends a query to the town hall. – Too much cooling in the summer and strong heating in the fall / winter / spring is reported by locals to cause of many health problems – writes Piotr Mazurek in an open letter to the city council. He further asks, among others about what the temperature in public transport vehicles or at a metro stations in Warsaw.
The operation of the systems is automatic, which means that the computer is responsible for cooling – says Robert Soszyński, vice president responsible for transport.
It turns out that Warsaw Public Transport has procedures that depend on the outside temperature. Vehicle cooling begins when we have at least 22.1 degrees outside the window. Here are the official numbers of how the computer selects what the inside of the tram or bus should be.
- 22.1 – 26 (outside) – temperature in vehicles 22 degrees,
- 26.1 – 29.9 – the temperature is lowered by 4 degrees (relative to what is outside),
- 30 – 34.9 – lowering by 5 degrees,
- 35 and more – lowering by 6 degrees.
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