The interior design of TARDIS changes over time, but one thing remains common among all designs: A transparent vertical tube in the center (around which controls exist).
The interior of tube also changes whenever TARDIS renews it's design, but it always feels like something is pumped whenever TARDIS flies across Time and Space (internal mechanism stand still when TARDIS sits somewhere doing nothing).
What is pumped inside that tube (I don't know it's name if it has one)? Is it Time Vortex (I concluded this because the tube comes out of heart of TARDIS which contains Time Vortex)?
Only canonical answers, please.