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Near ancient trains are being put back on the tracks with temperatures inside reaching 50C because there’s no air-conditioning, The Daily Telegraph has reported.
The 50-year-old S-set trains are supposed to only be used scarcely and only on the short Olympic Park sprint line according to the Sydney Trains website, however commuters have found that not to be the case.
"No Sydney Trains, I will not ride on a boiling tin can when the temperature is above 30C. Withdraw these awful things now," Commuter Alex Wilde tweeted.
A Sydney Trains spokeswoman confirmed that they were in fact being used on the highly congested T2 Airport and Inner West Line and T3 Bankstown Line.
“You walk to the station in 30-40C temperatures and you are already sweaty and hot and you think you are going to get some relief on the train... then we get served up one with no air conditioning, and you have to deal with it all the way to work,” passenger Michaela Field told News Corp.
A News Corp investigation put a thermal camera to the test, climbing aboard the 50-year-old trains to experience the conditions.
This article first appeared on au.news.yahoo.com
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