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by michael_churchill
17 Jan 2020, 16:47
Forum: Zone 3: Alternative Challenge Chat
Topic: Zone 1 challenge training
Replies: 5
Views: 126

Re: Zone 1 challenge training

EastActionWoman wrote:
17 Jan 2020, 12:48
My friend has invited me to travel in the cab on her second train of the day - I'm a little bit excited about this 8) :wink:
Only a little???
by michael_churchill
17 Jan 2020, 16:44
Forum: Zone 5: Quizzes & Games
Topic: Dastardly difficult trivia quiz
Replies: 278
Views: 45935

Re: Dastardly difficult trivia quiz

Busiest unstaffed station? Whether the station is staffed or not is not listed in the usage data, so it's not that. If look at the data in the spreadsheet (don't tell me you haven't downloaded it) for Blackrod, you should notice one particular figure that stands out. One thing I noticed is how it h...
by michael_churchill
17 Jan 2020, 09:03
Forum: Zone 5: Quizzes & Games
Topic: Dastardly difficult trivia quiz
Replies: 278
Views: 45935

Re: Dastardly difficult trivia quiz

GuyBarry wrote:
16 Jan 2020, 11:35
Busiest unstaffed station?
Whether the station is staffed or not is not listed in the usage data, so it's not that. If look at the data in the spreadsheet (don't tell me you haven't downloaded it) for Blackrod, you should notice one particular figure that stands out.
by michael_churchill
16 Jan 2020, 10:35
Forum: Zone 5: Quizzes & Games
Topic: Dastardly difficult trivia quiz
Replies: 278
Views: 45935

Re: Dastardly difficult trivia quiz

A transport question, inspired by yesterday's release of station usage data... Among National Rail stations that had at least 100,000 entries/exits in 2018/19, what is superlative about Blackrod, near Bolton? It's the only station that shares its name with a Parliamentary title? No. Superlative mea...
by michael_churchill
15 Jan 2020, 11:22
Forum: Zone 5: Quizzes & Games
Topic: Dastardly difficult trivia quiz
Replies: 278
Views: 45935

Re: Dastardly difficult trivia quiz

A transport question, inspired by yesterday's release of station usage data...
Among National Rail stations that had at least 100,000 entries/exits in 2018/19, what is superlative about Blackrod, near Bolton?
by michael_churchill
13 Jan 2020, 12:32
Forum: Zone 3: Alternative Challenge Chat
Topic: Random 15 Championship 2019/20: Round 3
Replies: 38
Views: 1221

Re: Random 15 Championship 2019/20: Round 3

EastActionWoman wrote:
13 Jan 2020, 11:21
In the meantime, Sarah and I are seriously considering Hugo's bonkers IKEA challenge ... I've never been to IKEA.
If you've never been exposed to IKEA before, I'm not sure five in one day is good for your health.
by michael_churchill
08 Jan 2020, 10:38
Forum: Zone 5: Quizzes & Games
Topic: Dastardly difficult trivia quiz
Replies: 278
Views: 45935

Re: Dastardly difficult trivia quiz

I've found North Down in Northern Ireland. James Kilfedder, elected as an independent in 1979, founded the Ulster Popular Unionist Party (UPUP, no longer exists) in 1980, Robert McCartney (UK Unionist Party, no longer exists) was elected in 1995, Sylvia Hermon (Ulster Unionist Party, UUP, no current...
by michael_churchill
03 Jan 2020, 11:41
Forum: Zone 5: Quizzes & Games
Topic: Dastardly difficult trivia quiz
Replies: 278
Views: 45935

Re: Dastardly difficult trivia quiz

After the 2019 general election, the four MPs representing London are Karen Vecchio, Peter Fragiskatos, Kate Young and Lindsay Mathyssen (succeeding her mother). Explain.
by michael_churchill
23 Dec 2019, 09:25
Forum: Zone 5: Quizzes & Games
Topic: Dastardly difficult trivia quiz
Replies: 278
Views: 45935

Re: Dastardly difficult trivia quiz

It's likely that at least one building on a street circuit somewhere is used as a polling station at other times of the year. So it could be Monte Carlo, Singapore, Baku... And if we include former circuits, Detroit, Phoenix, Barcelona...
by michael_churchill
17 Dec 2019, 08:55
Forum: Zone 3: Alternative Challenge Chat
Topic: OSI Challenge
Replies: 5
Views: 258

Re: OSI Challenge

EastActionWoman wrote:
17 Dec 2019, 07:38
That looks like fun. One quibble - why didn't change at Blackhorse Road instead of Walthamstow Central?
To use the OSI between Walthamstow Central on the Victoria line and Walthamstow Queen's Road on the Overground.
by michael_churchill
09 Dec 2019, 09:02
Forum: Zone 5: Quizzes & Games
Topic: Dastardly difficult trivia quiz
Replies: 278
Views: 45935

Re: Dastardly difficult trivia quiz

What connects the first ever game of snooker, and the Munich Agreement? Neville Chamberlain didn't win either. You're not far off. A different Neville Chamberlain was an army officer in India who named a new cue game 'snooker' after a nickname given to first-year cadets at Woolwich's Military Acade...
by michael_churchill
05 Dec 2019, 09:01
Forum: Zone 4: Non-LU Challenges
Topic: Top Times: UK light rail
Replies: 24
Views: 2942

Re: Top Times: UK light rail

The last record to be published was Colin M Mulvany and Seth N Vafiadis of west London visited every open British Rail station (2378 ) embracing also the Tyne & Wear, Glasgow and London underground systems (333 stations) for charity in 31 days 5hr 8min 58sec. They travelled over 24,989 km (15,528 m...
by michael_churchill
26 Nov 2019, 09:05
Forum: Zone 5: Quizzes & Games
Topic: Dastardly difficult trivia quiz
Replies: 278
Views: 45935

Re: Dastardly difficult trivia quiz

If you COULD dig a hole directly through the centre of the Earth, from one side of the world to the other, assuming no air resistance that would cause issues with 'terminal velocity', if you jumped into the hole you would JUST pop out of the hole at the other end. Gravity would accelerate you toward...
by michael_churchill
18 Nov 2019, 15:02
Forum: Zone 3: Alternative Challenge Chat
Topic: Birmingham R15
Replies: 31
Views: 1602

Re: Birmingham R15

We will select the 14 stations at random (1st station is BHM) in a live draw on the way up, giving you a chance to plan your route. What about those of us who may want to come from other parts of the country direct to Birmingham? Such as myself from Southampton and Richard Standing from Reading. BH...
by michael_churchill
18 Nov 2019, 14:51
Forum: Zone 3: Alternative Challenge Chat
Topic: Birmingham R15
Replies: 31
Views: 1602

Re: Birmingham R15

Here I go, being awkward...

Would WM Metro tram stops be in the draw?