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by tufnellpark
30 Apr 2020, 16:39
Forum: Zone 3: Alternative Challenge Chat
Topic: Birmingham R15
Replies: 92
Views: 17385

Re: Birmingham R15

For those who are interested here is a summary of my day out on Birmingham R15; the last before lockdown! Eight teams met at Birmingham New Street #1 ready for the start at 11:00. Tufnellpark, xcooler, kingrat and the lunatics headed down to catch the Walsall train, which left 6 mins late. Not a goo...
by tufnellpark
18 Apr 2020, 13:46
Forum: Zone 4: Non-LU Challenges
Topic: Metrolink Challenge
Replies: 63
Views: 33715

Re: Metrolink Challenge

On 17th February 2020,I was in Manchester, so thought I would try to visit all 93 Metrolink stations. Success. My finishing time was 5 hours, 27 mins and 56 secs, which I think is a new world record, beating Al's time of 5 hours, 35 mins and 16 secs by just over 7 mins. I have submitted evidence to ...
by tufnellpark
22 Mar 2020, 19:51
Forum: Zone 3: Alternative Challenge Chat
Topic: Random 15 Championship 2019/20: Round 4
Replies: 23
Views: 4721

Re: Random 15 Championship 2019/20: Round 4

greatkingrat wrote:
19 Mar 2020, 18:32
I see TfL have shut you down until further notice anyway!
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As you say, I am closed. Spending my time in self-isolation!
by tufnellpark
19 Mar 2020, 15:26
Forum: Zone 3: Alternative Challenge Chat
Topic: Random 15 Championship 2019/20: Round 4
Replies: 23
Views: 4721

Re: Random 15 Championship 2019/20: Round 4

tangy wrote:
17 Mar 2020, 18:02
I have made the difficult decision to POSTPONE Round 4 of the Random 15 Championship until a later date.
Just to add my support to your decision. In the current climate, it is appropriate to postpone this event. Stay well everyone.
by tufnellpark
23 Feb 2020, 00:14
Forum: Zone 3: Alternative Challenge Chat
Topic: Birmingham R15
Replies: 92
Views: 17385

Re: Birmingham R15

Birmingham New Street d. 11.03 (University) Kings Norton a. 11.18 d. 11.27 Sutton Coldfield a. 12.06 d. 12.11 Birmingham New Street a. 12.33 Birmingham Moor Street d. 12.55 Leamington Spa a. 13.22 d. 13.32 (Claverdon and Bearley) Stratford-upon-Avon a. 14.09 d. 14.26 (Wythall, Whitlocks End, Spring...
by tufnellpark
23 Feb 2020, 00:08
Forum: Zone 3: Alternative Challenge Chat
Topic: Birmingham R15
Replies: 92
Views: 17385

Re: Birmingham R15

Here are the results for Birmingham R15, with time (hh:mm) and finish station. 1 = Clive Burgess 06:37 Tile Hill 1 = David Edwards 06:37 Tile Hill 3 = Andrew Baker 07:11 Blakedown 3 = Adham Fisher 07:11 Blakedown 5. James and Casey 07:19 Tile Hill 6. Martin Hazell 07:57 Sutton Coldfield 7. Peter Smy...
by tufnellpark
22 Feb 2020, 19:20
Forum: Zone 3: Alternative Challenge Chat
Topic: Birmingham R15
Replies: 92
Views: 17385

Re: Birmingham R15

I’m here at Birmingham New Street until 19:45. Curry is at Manzil’s at 20:00.
by tufnellpark
22 Feb 2020, 10:02
Forum: Zone 3: Alternative Challenge Chat
Topic: Birmingham R15
Replies: 92
Views: 17385

Re: Birmingham R15

A2 wrote:
22 Feb 2020, 09:38
...although subsequently revised due to accidentally going back in time by an hour at one point
Travel by Tardis or De Lorean is not allowed, as they are not forms of public transport.
by tufnellpark
22 Feb 2020, 09:10
Forum: Zone 3: Alternative Challenge Chat
Topic: Birmingham R15
Replies: 92
Views: 17385

Re: Birmingham R15

Selected stations are: Birmingham New Street, Bearley, Sutton Coldfield, Leamington Spa, Whitlocks End, University, Stourbridge Junction, Claverdon, Birmingham Snow Hill, Kings Norton, Wythall, Tile Hill, Blakedown, Dudley Port and Spring Road. You will need to buy a Daytripper +. Only extra ticket ...
by tufnellpark
21 Feb 2020, 10:05
Forum: Zone 3: Alternative Challenge Chat
Topic: Birmingham R15
Replies: 92
Views: 17385

Re: Birmingham R15

Peaky Blinders Top Tip: Most lines in Birmingham have 15-30 min frequency. But Stratford-on-Avon stoppers and Coventry-Leamington Spa via Kenilworth are only hourly. Even worse are Chiltern’s Stratford-On-Avon-Leamington Spa trains, which are every two hours, so you will need to plan the south-east ...
by tufnellpark
21 Feb 2020, 08:51
Forum: Zone 3: Alternative Challenge Chat
Topic: Birmingham R15
Replies: 92
Views: 17385

Re: Birmingham R15

A2 wrote:
21 Feb 2020, 00:00
For reference if anyone finds themselves stuck there... the pub The Warwickshire Lad next to Wood Green station is also very nice :)
I think you mean Wood End. If you end up at Wood Green on the Piccadilly line, your route planning has gone seriously wrong. 😊
by tufnellpark
21 Feb 2020, 08:48
Forum: Zone 3: Alternative Challenge Chat
Topic: Birmingham R15
Replies: 92
Views: 17385

Re: Birmingham R15

It would also be really helpful if you can highlight the boundaries (or inclusive area) of the Network Daytripper Plus ticket to make it easier to determine when and where extra tickets might be required. Daytripper Plus southern boundary is Kidderminster and Longbridge. Also excludes Kenilworth. I...
by tufnellpark
21 Feb 2020, 08:35
Forum: Zone 3: Alternative Challenge Chat
Topic: Birmingham R15
Replies: 92
Views: 17385

Re: Birmingham R15

Please clarify. Intending to time using phone and take photos from phone. Cannot take photo of phone from phone. What are you expecting from "timed photo"? If time permits could selfie station sign and DMI, but not necessarily going.to be possible. Photos of selected stations will probably be taken...
by tufnellpark
19 Feb 2020, 23:10
Forum: Zone 3: Alternative Challenge Chat
Topic: Birmingham R15
Replies: 92
Views: 17385

Re: Birmingham R15

Post meet up on Sat evening is Manzil’s Restaurant, 112 Digbeth, B5 6DT. It is 5 mins walk from Moor Street.
by tufnellpark
16 Feb 2020, 23:29
Forum: Zone 3: Alternative Challenge Chat
Topic: Birmingham R15
Replies: 92
Views: 17385

Re: Birmingham R15

If a station is shown as a request stop in the timetable but no one requests that stop then a pass through of the station is accepted. I would amend this to: "If a station is shown as a request stop in the timetable and the train is booked to call but no one requests that stop then a pass through o...