Fantastic August Race around the Tube- August 13th

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Which days would you be able to attend?

13th August
14
36%
14th August
11
28%
15th August
6
15%
16th August
8
21%
 
Total votes: 39

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Its still feasible you just have to deal with the evening trains wont ya!
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Well, the event will continue despite the Olympia situation. A completion is still possible, of course. It just makes my attendance more difficult, as it's easier to get to Chesham rather than Heathrow, as Chesham is possible with public transport.
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palkanetoijala31 wrote:Its still feasible you just have to deal with the evening trains wont ya!
I agree it's still feasible, but only as feasible as any other weekday. If there is there is no exhibition service, I won't be doing it that day. Personally, I still think that there will be, but it's just part of TfL's plan to make finding out about exhibition services as difficult as possible, so that they can stop running them in future, claiming that there is no demand.
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Nigel wrote:
palkanetoijala31 wrote:Its still feasible you just have to deal with the evening trains wont ya!
I agree it's still feasible, but only as feasible as any other weekday. If there is there is no exhibition service, I won't be doing it that day. Personally, I still think that there will be, but it's just part of TfL's plan to make finding out about exhibition services as difficult as possible, so that they can stop running them in future, claiming that there is no demand.
just out curiosity nigel if you were doing tube challenges years ago what would you have made of shoreditch being done by bus?
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Hmmm well I may not be farting now in that case as it's 2 days off work and no point as our GWR attempt wont be possible... Appreciate the info on this though Nigel.....

As for the bus to Shoreditch, a replacement service to a station that didn't exist anymore and dropped you near a kebab shop in the High St :roll:
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Going Underground wrote:Hmmm well I may not be farting now in that case as it's 2 days off work and no point as our GWR attempt wont be possible... Appreciate the info on this though Nigel.....

As for the bus to Shoreditch, a replacement service to a station that didn't exist anymore and dropped you near a kebab shop in the High St :roll:
Well, Olympia may well be running. Considering it's in the dates outlined by the FOI requests (which have been accurate in the past) I would say that it's much more likely that they are rather than aren't.

Other things to look out for... Journey Planner should display results for August 13th in a week or so? Not that this is necessarily reliable. Google Maps doesn't currently show an Olympia service for August 13th, but that's not necessarily a surprise considering it's a 3rd party source.
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palkanetoijala31 wrote:
just out curiosity nigel if you were doing tube challenges years ago what would you have made of shoreditch being done by bus?
I probably wouldn't have bothered - getting a certificate from Guinness has never been my main aim.
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Going Underground wrote:Hmmm well I may not be farting now in that case as it's 2 days off work and no point as our GWR attempt wont be possible... Appreciate the info on this though Nigel.....
I agree with tractakid that the Olympia service probably will run, so we should be OK. That said, the last time I tried using the exhibition service on a challenge it managed to depart exactly 15 minutes late compared with the advertised time (or 15 minutes early, depending on your point of view given it's once every 30 minutes). There was also absolutely no indication at Earls Court that it was running that day.
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The beer festival easily exceeds the 8000 attendance per day that so far has triggered the exhibition service. And if I remember the date has already been listed in a FOI request as exhibition service.
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Sorry for back to back posts but this is the FOI I had seen regarding dates.




Dear A Smyth



TfL Ref: FOI-0131-1314



Thank you for your email on 20 April 2013 asking for information about
District line services to Kensington Olympia



Your request has been considered in accordance with the requirements of
the Freedom of Information Act and our information access policy. I can
confirm we do hold the information you require.



The Olympia weekday exhibition train service is currently due to operate
on the following dates during 2013:



· Wednesday 15^th May

· Thursday 16^th May

· Tuesday 13^th August

· Wednesday 14^th August

· Thursday 15^th August

· Friday 16^th August

· Monday 23^rd September

· Friday 25^th October

· Tuesday 5^th November

· Wednesday 6^th November

· Thursday 7^th November

· Friday 8^th November

· Friday 15^th November

· Thursday 28^th November

· Friday 29^th November

· Monday 16^th December

· Tuesday 17^th December

· Wednesday 18^th December

· Thursday 19^th December

· Friday 20^th December



Please note these dates are subject to change (either some may be added
and some may be removed) dependant on any further changes to the event
programme at Olympia.



If this is not the information you are looking for, or if you are unable
to access it for some reason, please do not hesitate to contact me.



Please see the attached information sheet for details of your right to
appeal as well as information on copyright and what to do if you would
like to re-use any of the information we have disclosed.



Yours sincerely



Lee Hill

FOI Case Officer



FOI Case Management Team

General Counsel

Transport for London











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garion24wales wrote:And we're no longer together :(
Look on the bright side, now you can do the tube race!!!
I'm taking someone else now as I've already booked the campsite before we finishd and I dont want to waste it xD
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Not sure how much it means, but Olympia services are not currently in JP results for 13/08.
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tractakid wrote:Not sure how much it means, but Olympia services are not currently in JP results for 13/08.
It means I need to know 100% before Monday 12th August or else I shall be in the office on 13th :lol:
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