Kensington Olympia Shuttle Updated Question!

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Re: Kensington Olympia Shuttle Updated Question!

Post by mrredrunner100 » 20 May 2015, 22:10

Urzzz1871 wrote:Anyone else notice a certain missing green dotted line on this..... http://www.tfl.gov.uk/maps/track/tube ???

Though they have left the interchange node in place.
may have just been missed out but it's odd that they didn't check it......it looks like it should be there as the node is in place but the line isnt there

however it looks like TFL are ready for the changeover with TFL rail and the new overground :D

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if you look on the downloadable maps it is there, however the new parts of the overground isn't...
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Re: Kensington Olympia Shuttle Updated Question!

Post by RJSRdg » 20 May 2015, 23:12

Urzzz1871 wrote:Anyone else notice a certain missing green dotted line on this..... http://www.tfl.gov.uk/maps/track/tube ???

Though they have left the interchange node in place.
Interestingly there are also signs at Earl's Court saying there is no weekday service to Olympia. Guess I'll find out in 19 1/2 hours time....
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Re: Kensington Olympia Shuttle Updated Question!

Post by A2 » 30 Jul 2015, 21:22

RJSRdg wrote:
Urzzz1871 wrote:Anyone else notice a certain missing green dotted line on this..... http://www.tfl.gov.uk/maps/track/tube ???

Though they have left the interchange node in place.
Interestingly there are also signs at Earl's Court saying there is no weekday service to Olympia. Guess I'll find out in 19 1/2 hours time....
Well there pretty much isn't, so for tourists its better to claim it doesn't exist. However due to the "heritage signage" at Earls Court it also means that it isn't well advertised at the weekends (or on the exhibition service days) either.
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Re: Kensington Olympia Shuttle Updated Question!

Post by RJSRdg » 31 Jul 2015, 21:31

However the combination of the line missing from the map, the signs at Earl's Court and now the times disappearing from JP makes me wonder if there isn't something going on...
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Re: Kensington Olympia Shuttle Updated Question!

Post by barrykas » 03 Sep 2015, 19:23

Late to the party on this one, but a peruse of the Traffic Circulars shows the Olympia "exhibition" service seems to be almost permanently bustituted these days, alas. The normal weekday "service" in Working Timetable 147 (May 2015) comprises the following:
  • Train 77 : 0547 Olympia - Edgware Road
  • Train 46 : 0559 Olympia - High Street Kensington
  • Train 22 : 0615 Olympia - High Street Kensington
  • Train 37 : 0625 Olympia - Dagenham East
  • Train 106 : 0645 Olympia - Dagenham East
  • Train 124 : 1940½ High Street Kensington - Olympia
  • Train 124 : 1958½ Olympia - High Street Kensington
  • Train 125 : 2021 High Street Kensington - Olympia
  • Train 125 : 2038½ Olympia - High Street Kensington
Remaining trains run Empty to/from Lillie Bridge depot.
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Re: Kensington Olympia Shuttle Updated Question!

Post by greatkingrat » 16 Dec 2015, 09:19

A rather limited special Olympia service is currently in operation 15/16/17/18/21 Dec for the Horse of the Year Show.

Trains leave Olympia at 2158 2213 2228 2245 2300 2315 0005. I assume they are running in service TO Olympia as well, but the times aren't advertised.
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Re: Kensington Olympia Shuttle Updated Question!

Post by vimchallenge » 30 Dec 2015, 14:38

How do you find out about these Olympia exhibition services? They don't seem to advertise them in advance. (I'm really struggling to make a plan that has a reasonable chance of getting the evening scheduled Olympia service!)

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Post by Iain » 30 Dec 2015, 18:07

Your best bet then would be to go for an early morning one, probably starting at Heathrow.

Be aware though that dropping a few minutes can cost you a lot more with a NW corner finish though
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Post by palkanetoijala31 » 30 Dec 2015, 18:25

Without moley whom is probably best route planner here having more I have a total of 19 routes which can be adapted to any timings of any Ken o evening or morning.

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Post by moley » 31 Dec 2015, 16:13

palkanetoijala31 wrote:Without moley whom is probably best route planner here having more I have a total of 19 routes which can be adapted to any timings of any Ken o evening or morning.
Thanks Andi. Because of the way I assemble my routes in a building blocks fashion, I have about 8 or 9 different starts and the same number of finishes (-1). Some rely on an am Olympia, some pm Olympia.

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Re: Kensington Olympia Shuttle Updated Question!

Post by RJSRdg » 02 Jan 2016, 10:57

vimchallenge wrote:How do you find out about these Olympia exhibition services? They don't seem to advertise them in advance. (I'm really struggling to make a plan that has a reasonable chance of getting the evening scheduled Olympia service!)
There are two evening Olympia services - so if you aim for the first one, and are delayed, you could still have a good chance of making the second one.

It's not too difficult to re-hash Labyrinth for an evening Olympia - and in theory it delivers a decent time,too (though my two attempts at it have failed long before Olympia) - but it's not a terribly efficient way of doing things.
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Re: Kensington Olympia Shuttle Updated Question!

Post by Cheshire Cat » 01 May 2016, 22:32

I notice there are two new early morning Olympias in the new (May 2016) WTTs:
06:37 and 07:15
Both to HSK.
Due to two extra trains being stabled at Lillie Bridge, I believe.

No change to evening trains.
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Re: Kensington Olympia Shuttle Updated Question!

Post by The Orange One » 02 May 2016, 12:58

So the full list of morning Olympia trains would be:

0547 to Edgware Road
0559 to High Street Kensington
0615 to High Street Kensington
0625 to Dagenham East
0637 to High Street Kensington
0645 to Dagenham East
0715 to High Street Kensington

Does this mean that it's possible to start in the North West and make a morning Olympia?

0515 Chesham to Chalfont and Latimer 0524
0528 Chalfont and Latimer to Amersham 0531
0547 Amersham to Moor Park 0602
0616 Moor Park to Watford 0623
0628 Watford to Harrow-on-the-Hill 0649
0650 140 bus to Harrow and Wealdstone 0657 (or running this I guess would also be an option - I walked it in twenty)
0700 Harrow and Wealdstone to Kensington Olympia 0722

Blast and botheration!! Just another eight minutes and we'd have a brand new NW Corner start.
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Re: Kensington Olympia Shuttle Updated Question!

Post by palkanetoijala31 » 02 May 2016, 13:13

U could still do a be corner start just finish at amersham

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Re: Kensington Olympia Shuttle Updated Question!

Post by Tube Geek » 02 May 2016, 13:22

Actually - I emailed Geoff a while back asking if he could check my FNC route, as I got 3 different times, and he said it doesn't work because of Olympia - but now it does! True, there'd be around a 10 minute wait, but it's not as bad as the 18 I had before the 06:37 was introduced!

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