It is hot outside but it’s a scorcher on bus as fault mean heating is still switched on

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Some public transport users have been feeling the hot weather more than most after bus heating was left on.

Patrick Storey, who takes an hour-and-a-half journey from Tring to Watford twice a week, said it has been like sitting in a sauna. Speaking from his bus journey on the 500 service Patrick said: “I am sitting here in a drenched shirt and trousers. ”

Bus drivers told him that they have no control over the heating and that engineers have to turn it off and on. He was told to complain to Arriva - something he has now done twice.

Spokesman for the bus operator Linsey Frostick said: “There was a problem with one of the buses from our Hemel Hempstead depot, which had a faulty valve, causing the heating to still be on – but this has now been rectified.

“We would like to apologise to any customer who has experienced an uncomfortable journey on this particular vehicle.”