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by tufnellpark
27 Nov 2018, 10:42
Forum: Zone W: Off Topic Chat
Topic: Bus 10
Replies: 0
Views: 4166

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Route 10 has been withdrawn by TfL from 23rd November.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: 13238

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: 24
Views: 8181

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, 08:31
Forum: Zone 4: Non-LU Challenges
Topic: Rail Challenges
Replies: 32
Views: 17577

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, 15:03
Forum: Zone 4: Non-LU Challenges
Topic: Rail Challenges
Replies: 32
Views: 17577

Re: Southern Daysave

A2 wrote:
11 Sep 2018, 22:39
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, 15:02
Forum: Zone 4: Non-LU Challenges
Topic: Rail Challenges
Replies: 32
Views: 17577

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, 22:50
Forum: Zone 3: Alternative Challenge Chat
Topic: Random 15 Championship 2018/19: Round 1
Replies: 50
Views: 18006

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, 10:33
Forum: Zone 4: Non-LU Challenges
Topic: Rail Challenges
Replies: 32
Views: 17577

Re: Southern Daysave

#4 Strathclyde 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 D...
by tufnellpark
05 Sep 2018, 22:20
Forum: Zone 4: Non-LU Challenges
Topic: Lands End to John O'Groats
Replies: 63
Views: 26763

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, 07:01
Forum: Zone 4: Non-LU Challenges
Topic: Lands End to John O'Groats
Replies: 63
Views: 26763

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, 12:31
Forum: Zone 4: Non-LU Challenges
Topic: Lands End to John O'Groats
Replies: 63
Views: 26763

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 ...
by tufnellpark
15 Aug 2018, 10:49
Forum: Zone 4: Non-LU Challenges
Topic: Lands End to John O'Groats
Replies: 63
Views: 26763

Re: Lands End to John O'Groats

dstock17 wrote:
04 Aug 2018, 15:05
Have u got a twitter account we can follow as you go along
Sorry no Twitter account for me.
al wrote:
04 Aug 2018, 22:31
Will you always go South to North or might you reverse it one year?
Being a traditionalist I will probably stick with Lands End to John O'Groats.
by tufnellpark
13 Aug 2018, 11:02
Forum: Zone 4: Non-LU Challenges
Topic: Lands End to John O'Groats
Replies: 63
Views: 26763

Re: Lands End to John O'Groats

Just noticed on Wikipedia that John and Kirsty Boyd from Runcorn, Cheshire , travelled from Land's End to John O' Groats in August 2017 using 20 buses, in 3 days, 2 hours and 47 minutes. That's far fewer buses than me so I got a bit suspicious. Looking at their Facebook page reveals they used the Fa...
by tufnellpark
13 Aug 2018, 10:38
Forum: Zone 5: Quizzes & Games
Topic: Bus route teaser
Replies: 20
Views: 8641

Re: Bus route teaser

Having grown up in London I am traditional regarding bus numbers. I still think bus numbers should be, well numbers and forget the alphabetic prefixes and suffixes which can confuse passengers, as the above posts discuss. 1-200 were Central routes. 201-299 were single decker or trolleybus replacemen...
by tufnellpark
04 Aug 2018, 14:52
Forum: Zone 4: Non-LU Challenges
Topic: Lands End to John O'Groats
Replies: 63
Views: 26763

Re: Lands End to John O'Groats

For the third year running, it's Lands End-John O'Groats by local bus. Having studied the latest timetables, I'm hoping to shave 90 mins off my 2016 record of 3 days, 8 hours, 55 mins and not have to resort to an emergency train, like I did last year. I've completed the logistical nightmare of booki...