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Re: Night tube

Post by tangy » 17 Nov 2016, 23:37

At Walthamstow during the Night Tube, the entrance and exit is via the Bus Station only, both staircases onto the mainline platforms are blocked off. Bit of a detour for those who live south of the station!
This is a Central line train to "Woodford via Hainault"- it always is, except when you actually want one!

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Re: Night tube

Post by Mountain Man » 07 Jan 2019, 12:51

Hi

I'm new on here and just planning my 1st attempt (purely completion only), and I'm doing it on a Friday, with my final 2 lines being the Northern end of the Jubilee and Edgware branch of the Northern. The route I've chosen and day has in part been determined by having the Night Tube, it gives me more time at the end of day to accommodate delays throughout the day and still complete

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Re: Night tube

Post by cycysputnik » 07 Jan 2019, 14:45

If you miss a train on the night tube you have to wait longer. I found that out when I was heading back to my Travelodge last friday. Had to wait at green park for 9 minutes. But if your only going to completion and not timing then I guess it dosent really matter.
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Re: Night tube

Post by dstock17 » 07 Jan 2019, 14:53

Mountain Man wrote:
07 Jan 2019, 12:51
Hi

I'm new on here and just planning my 1st attempt (purely completion only), and I'm doing it on a Friday, with my final 2 lines being the Northern end of the Jubilee and Edgware branch of the Northern. The route I've chosen and day has in part been determined by having the Night Tube, it gives me more time at the end of day to accommodate delays throughout the day and still complete
Just out of curiosity as I'm helping the bling girl this Friday ur starting position if u rather not give it away publicly pm me
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Re: Night tube

Post by Mountain Man » 07 Jan 2019, 21:36

dstock17 wrote:
07 Jan 2019, 14:53
Mountain Man wrote:
07 Jan 2019, 12:51
Hi

I'm new on here and just planning my 1st attempt (purely completion only), and I'm doing it on a Friday, with my final 2 lines being the Northern end of the Jubilee and Edgware branch of the Northern. The route I've chosen and day has in part been determined by having the Night Tube, it gives me more time at the end of day to accommodate delays throughout the day and still complete
Just out of curiosity as I'm helping the bling girl this Friday ur starting position if u rather not give it away publicly pm me
It's a Heathrow start, Pimlico finish.

Because I'm doing it solo, aren't local and won't have access to a car, I needed starts / finish within night bus travel.

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Re: Night tube

Post by dstock17 » 08 Jan 2019, 04:16

We might see you at start then
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Re: Night tube

Post by Mountain Man » 08 Jan 2019, 21:35

dstock17 wrote:
08 Jan 2019, 04:16
We might see you at start then
Unfortunately it's not this Friday but one later in the year. I've got a route, I'm just creating a few back up options for if things go wrong, and need to get my head round food / toilet options. Good luck though

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Re: Night tube

Post by A2 » 08 Jan 2019, 23:31

Northwest corner on the Met is good for toilet stops, but there are also useful options at Baker Street, Park Royal, Woodford and Leytonstone, and of course if you end up on a C2C service.

If you are around this weekend then consider joining people for the R15, or even just for a pint from about 16:30 (near TCR) onwards and have a chat about it all.

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Re: Night tube

Post by RJSRdg » 09 Jan 2019, 09:13

There are also toilets at Woodford, and a public toilet between West Ruislip and Ickenham.

Remember also that if you use Chiltern or C2C services as part of your route, they have toilets as well.
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Re: Night tube

Post by cycysputnik » 09 Jan 2019, 10:55

Toilets in the NW corner havent been too bad when I've been there before. Ones on platform at Northwick Park (I think) were the best of the available bunch
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Re: Night tube

Post by hopeful traveller » 12 Jan 2019, 03:49

cycysputnik wrote:
09 Jan 2019, 10:55
Toilets in the NW corner havent been too bad when I've been there before. Ones on platform at Northwick Park (I think) were the best of the available bunch
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Re: Night tube

Post by RJSRdg » 12 Jan 2019, 10:54

I used them during the 2017 Park Challenge...
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Re: Night tube

Post by Steeevooo » 12 Jan 2019, 11:26

I used them in the 2018 Parks Challenge - they were definitely open!!

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Re: Night tube

Post by Mountain Man » 20 Jan 2019, 11:51

cycysputnik wrote:
07 Jan 2019, 14:45
If you miss a train on the night tube you have to wait longer. I found that out when I was heading back to my Travelodge last friday. Had to wait at green park for 9 minutes. But if your only going to completion and not timing then I guess it dosent really matter.
My theory is to book my hotel within staggering distance of the last station, hence the Pimlico finish, as I know a couple of decent budget hotels nearby.

My logic to get me as much time for a completion was to be a night bus able start location (hence Hounslow, but I also considered West Harrow) then a finish on the Night Tube network.

My timings don't actually have me needing it, but it's a useful backup.

I'm currently planning some backup routes if I run into trouble.

One question, and apologies if this is asking about Tube Challenge secrets, is there a traditional route to do the Hainault loop? Or is just a case of trial and error to see what combo of Hainault/Woodford/Epping is quickest?

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Re: Night tube

Post by dstock17 » 20 Jan 2019, 23:30

That question u just asked is hard and relies on times of day I in general find going to epping and back is easier as hainault from Woodford is better timed and regular serviced. But its a lottery sometimes other way is better.
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