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Town Hall misting fans trial

Posted: Wednesday 1 December 2010

Misting fan trial artworkWe're trialling a 'cool zone' on Town Hall Station platforms 1 and 2 to improve your journey in the afternoons over the summer months.

The cool zone uses misting fans to blow microscopic water particles through a high-powered fan. The water particles are so fine that once they hit the warm air, they evaporate. This has a cooling effect on the temperature.

The water used in the misting fan system is Sydney tap water. It has no additional treatments.

Similar systems are also used at some train stations in Europe as well as indoor sporting areas, public halls and warehouses.

Be heat smart this summer

When you're travelling on the CityRail network this summer, be heat smart and remember:

  • If you start to feel unwell, don't get on a train. Ask a staff member for help.
  • If you are on a train and feel unwell, alight at the next station. Ask a staff member for help.
  • Always carry a bottle of water with you.

Cool idea? Tell us what you think (or feel)

Thank you to customers who completed our survey on the 'cool zone' initiative. The period to provide feedback has now ended.

The winner of the competition was Jackie-Lee Brayley.