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by greatkingrat
12 Jan 2019, 10:09
Forum: Zone 3: Alternative Challenge Chat
Topic: Random 15 Championship 2018/19: Round 3
Replies: 25
Views: 2777

Re: Random 15 Championship 2018/19: Round 3

I always download the PDF, crop it to zone 2 and print it on A4 paper. It ends up at an easily readable scale. I gernerally use that on R15 rounds that don't include NR, as well. I notice that a December 2018 version is available which includes the dotted-line walkable connections like the latest p...
by greatkingrat
28 Dec 2018, 10:31
Forum: Zone 1: Full Network Challenge Attempts
Topic: First Attempt 04/01/19
Replies: 24
Views: 2732

Re: First Attempt 04/01/19

Are you counting two Hammersmiths?
by greatkingrat
18 Dec 2018, 18:00
Forum: Zone 3: Alternative Challenge Chat
Topic: Christmas Park Challenge 2018 - 15th December - Finsbury Park
Replies: 79
Views: 9765

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

For me I think the problem is that as well as the length, the challenge is getting repetitive. Even with a different start station you end up doing similar things every year. Will probably give this one a miss in future.
by greatkingrat
15 Dec 2018, 17:56
Forum: Zone 3: Alternative Challenge Chat
Topic: Christmas Park Challenge 2018 - 15th December - Finsbury Park
Replies: 79
Views: 9765

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

DNF for me. Started OK then got to Hyde Park Corner to be greeted by a torrential downpour. Couldn't go back in the station as it was exit only and didn't particularly fancy trying to run to Green Park. Jumped on the first bus I saw which was heading up towards Marble Arch and decided that was enough.
by greatkingrat
05 Dec 2018, 11:50
Forum: Zone 5: Quizzes & Games
Topic: London Reconnections 2018 Christmas Quiz
Replies: 8
Views: 1390

Re: London Reconnections 2018 Christmas Quiz

I've got 5 saints for Q7. Q4 isn't the obvious answer.
by greatkingrat
24 Nov 2018, 20:50
Forum: Zone W: Off Topic Chat
Topic: The Underground Can-Can
Replies: 49
Views: 9908

Re: The Underground Can-Can

He must have written it when the East London Line was still part of the underground then.
by greatkingrat
18 Nov 2018, 01:56
Forum: Zone W: Off Topic Chat
Topic: The Underground Can-Can
Replies: 49
Views: 9908

Re: The Underground Can-Can

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by greatkingrat
15 Nov 2018, 13:24
Forum: Zone 3: Alternative Challenge Chat
Topic: Random 15 Championship 2018/19: Round 2
Replies: 40
Views: 5431

Re: Random 15 Championship 2018/19: Round 2

Also Streatham Common and Norbury are closed. Southern trains into Victoria are either diverted to London Bridge or running via Crystal Palace.
by greatkingrat
15 Nov 2018, 00:24
Forum: Zone 3: Alternative Challenge Chat
Topic: Random 15 Championship 2018/19: Round 2
Replies: 40
Views: 5431

Re: Random 15 Championship 2018/19: Round 2

I think it would be a good idea for everyone to note down the time they reach station 14, particularly on this round, as it is possible if a particularly nasty set of stations come up that nobody might visit all 15 in the time limit!
by greatkingrat
09 Nov 2018, 17:37
Forum: Zone 3: Alternative Challenge Chat
Topic: Random 15 Championship 2018/19: Round 2
Replies: 40
Views: 5431

Re: Random 15 Championship 2018/19: Round 2

Obviously it depends on the stations, but I think it should be enough most of the time. You have to draw a line somewhere and six hours seems long enough for a challenge. Even now, it may well be nearly 8pm before people get back to the pub depending on where they finish. In fact it might be better ...
by greatkingrat
09 Nov 2018, 01:48
Forum: Zone 3: Alternative Challenge Chat
Topic: Status of London Overground at Richmond
Replies: 3
Views: 1002

Re: Status of London Overground at Richmond

If you were being very pedantic, you could argue that as platform 3 cannot be used by LU (due to no fourth rail), any visit to Richmond that used platform 3 was invalid. However I do not think it is sensible to go into that level of detail, for a start if you were to get on a train at Kew Gardens, t...
by greatkingrat
07 Nov 2018, 19:43
Forum: Zone 3: Alternative Challenge Chat
Topic: Random 15 Championship 2018/19: Round 1
Replies: 50
Views: 8833

Re: Random 15 Championship 2018/19: Round 1

He has posted on Facebook that the starting station will be Paddington (Bakerloo/Circle/District).
by greatkingrat
29 Oct 2018, 18:06
Forum: Zone 2: Tube Challenge Chat
Topic: 384 bus route
Replies: 12
Views: 5068

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/
by greatkingrat
28 Oct 2018, 08:12
Forum: Zone 3: Alternative Challenge Chat
Topic: South of the River Challenge 27/10/2018
Replies: 6
Views: 1522

Re: South of the River Challenge 27/10/2018

SWR guards were on strike yesterday which will have caused the much reduced service.
by greatkingrat
22 Oct 2018, 16:40
Forum: Zone 3: Alternative Challenge Chat
Topic: Christmas Park Challenge 2018 - 15th December - Finsbury Park
Replies: 79
Views: 9765

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

Start your watch + take external picture of Finsbury Park Station - No re-starts allowed You MUST depart from Finsbury Park on LU this is nominated starting Station Visit every Park station by LU and externally photograph every Park station Stop the watch when you have external photo of your last v...