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by tufnellpark
16 Dec 2018, 14:38
Forum: Zone 3: Alternative Challenge Chat
Topic: Christmas Park Challenge 2018 - 15th December - Finsbury Park
Replies: 58
Views: 3715

Re: Christmas Park Challenge 2018 - 15th December - Finsbury Park

Well you can't say you weren't warned! Hyde Park's Winter Wonderland was in full swing and a storm was due for the afternoon. It was my first Parks Challenge, so it could have been a baptism of fire. But actually it all went quite well. An early 10:09 departure from Finsbury Park (leaving A2 to wait...
by tufnellpark
03 Dec 2018, 12:00
Forum: Zone 3: Alternative Challenge Chat
Topic: Christmas Park Challenge 2018 - 15th December - Finsbury Park
Replies: 58
Views: 3715

Re: Christmas Park Challenge 2018 - 15th December - Finsbury Park

You'd have thought that tufnellpark would have done a Parks Challenge but no this will be my first attempt. I may even get an unreliable 4 bus to the start at Finsbury Park just for old time's sake. I have a couple of questions on photographing station names. Hyde Park Corner doesn't seem to have it...
by tufnellpark
27 Nov 2018, 10:50
Forum: Zone W: Off Topic Chat
Topic: FA Trophy forum clash!
Replies: 3
Views: 1048

Re: FA Trophy forum clash!

Ashford Town(Middx) have drawn Lewes at home in the 1st round to be played on Saturday 27th Oct if you fancy coming up for that one Clive :?: Sorry Kev I've only just seen this. Normally I drive the Lewes team minibus to away games, so am usually in attendance. Unfortunately I was away for the Ashf...
by tufnellpark
27 Nov 2018, 10:45
Forum: Zone W: Off Topic Chat
Topic: Hugo on TV
Replies: 0
Views: 60

Hugo on TV

Yes it's Mr Orange live on YouTube. He has teamed up with Geoff Marshall in a video to prove you can travel from Zone 1 to Heathrow Airport by bus for the £1.50 Hopper fare. Very entertaining and well worth a watch. One of the comments says Hugo is a cool dude. He looked less than cool at the end of...
by tufnellpark
27 Nov 2018, 10:42
Forum: Zone W: Off Topic Chat
Topic: Bus 10
Replies: 0
Views: 65

Bus 10

Route 10 has been withdrawn by TfL from 23rd November. I have fond memories of travelling into town on RMLs via Kings Cross from Tufnell Park. It started in 1988 and was allocated to my local garage, Highgate. In 2003 it transferred to Westbourne Park and then in 2010 to Stamford Brook. Farewell rou...
by tufnellpark
18 Nov 2018, 11:47
Forum: Zone 3: Alternative Challenge Chat
Topic: Random 15 Championship 2018/19: Round 2
Replies: 40
Views: 2386

Re: Random 15 Championship 2018/19: Round 2

A triple Champion's twist round (split envelopes, Zones 1-3 and Network Rail) proved a test for all tube runners, young and old, novice and experienced. With a six hour time limit most failed to complete the 15 stations and staggered back to TCR in disappointment. In the pub afterwards there were ma...
by tufnellpark
06 Nov 2018, 13:35
Forum: Zone 2: Tube Challenge Chat
Topic: 384 bus route
Replies: 12
Views: 3768

Re: 384 bus route

TfL are proposing to reroute the 384 bus so it would take a more direct route from High Barnet to Cockfosters, and also to extend it to Edgware at the other end. https://consultations.tfl.gov.uk/buses/route-384/ TfL should ignore the locals and make the 384 route more direct between High Barnet and...
by tufnellpark
07 Oct 2018, 07:31
Forum: Zone 4: Non-LU Challenges
Topic: Southern Daysave
Replies: 21
Views: 6033

Re: Southern Daysave

#5 West Midlands Challenge (again) A 06:16 start from Northampton saw me and xcooler visit Polesworth early on on our way to Crewe. The Wolverhampton stopper was delayed by a disabled passenger boarding, so we bailed out to do the Smethwick 1-2 involving four trains in 10 mins and much stair running...
by tufnellpark
02 Oct 2018, 14:03
Forum: Zone 4: Non-LU Challenges
Topic: Southern Daysave
Replies: 21
Views: 6033

Re: Southern Daysave

A2 wrote:
11 Sep 2018, 21:39
So when are we doing the West Midlands away day / challenge then?
I am doing the West Midlands Challenge this Saturday October 6th. Start at Northampton 06:16! Hope to see xcooler and A2 there.
by tufnellpark
02 Oct 2018, 14:02
Forum: Zone 4: Non-LU Challenges
Topic: Southern Daysave
Replies: 21
Views: 6033

Re: Southern Daysave

So South Eastern want to get in on the act. Unfortunately I can't make it.

https://www.southeasternrailway.co.uk/s ... r_Saturday
by tufnellpark
23 Sep 2018, 21:50
Forum: Zone 3: Alternative Challenge Chat
Topic: Random 15 Championship 2018/19: Round 1
Replies: 50
Views: 4923

Re: Random 15 Championship 2018/19: Round 1

This was the closest finish to an R15 that I have seen. At Earls Court, 7 of us met up on the westbound platform. Kev, Nozza, Junior, David, Andrew, Hugo and myself. We only had Stamford Brook, Wood Lane and Ladbroke Grove to go. We all reversed at Stamford Brook and disembarked at Hammersmith for t...
by tufnellpark
07 Sep 2018, 09:33
Forum: Zone 4: Non-LU Challenges
Topic: Southern Daysave
Replies: 21
Views: 6033

Re: Southern Daysave

#4 Glasgow Challenge I was in Scotland recently, so it would be rude not to spend a day travelling round Glasgow on a Daytripper for £12.30. The challenge is 181 Glasgow suburban stations on the 2008 SPT rail map. SPT are no longer involved in rail services, so the map hasn't been updated. The Daytr...
by tufnellpark
05 Sep 2018, 21:20
Forum: Zone 4: Non-LU Challenges
Topic: Lands End to John O'Groats
Replies: 63
Views: 11728

Re: Lands End to John O'Groats

I hadn't thought of including long route marches! I like to think outside the box. The walk gained me a couple of hours. But you have to ensure you get some sleep, especially if you're old like me. Actually my midnight walk down country lanes was quite enjoyable. Cool night and a full moon. But I w...
by tufnellpark
03 Sep 2018, 06:01
Forum: Zone 4: Non-LU Challenges
Topic: Lands End to John O'Groats
Replies: 63
Views: 11728

Re: Lands End to John O'Groats

I finished my journey on Saturday evening and despite Stagecoach North Scotland's attempts to scupper my trip by completely withdrawing Saturday services on route 77 (Wick-John O'Groats) just two weeks before my departure, I did it in 3 days, 8 hours and 17 mins, which is 38 mins quicker than my att...
by tufnellpark
16 Aug 2018, 11:31
Forum: Zone 4: Non-LU Challenges
Topic: Lands End to John O'Groats
Replies: 63
Views: 11728

Re: Lands End to John O'Groats

Just when I thought it was all perfectly planned, Stagecoach North Scotland change their timetables from 20th August 2018. My last bus (17:30) to John O'Groats has been withdrawn. Even worse the 77 Wick-John O'Groats now doesn't run at all on Saturdays, so I have to go via Thurso which adds an hour ...