Thinking out loud

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Rhys1995
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Thinking out loud

Post by Rhys1995 » 04 Apr 2019, 19:14

Heres one for you all, start station Leyton, finish station Heathrow T5 for an FNC on a Saturday with night tube. Doable?
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Re: Thinking out loud

Post by greatkingrat » 04 Apr 2019, 20:08

The problem is the night tube doesn't serve Terminal 4 so for a Heathrow finish it doesn't really help.
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Re: Thinking out loud

Post by ANDY_JS » 22 Feb 2020, 11:58

Another technical question about the Tube Challenge, (which has probably been asked before at some point in time).

If you've done 269 out of 270 stations but the final station involves getting there by walking / bus, etc, so that the final journey is from station number 270 to the next station which you've already done earlier, I assume you have to count the full length of that final journey in the time even though you've already visited that station.

For example: you're in a position where you've done every tube station except Chiswick Park, and you're at Gunnersbury. You walk from Gunnersbury to Chiswick Park and you take the first train, which happens to be going to say Acton Town.

I assume in this situation you can't stop the clock until you arrive at Acton Town and step onto the platform. You can't just stop the clock the moment the train leaves Chiswick Park, even though technically at that point you have "arrived and/or left from every tube station". Is this correct? I thought I'd better check it.
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al
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Re: Thinking out loud

Post by al » 22 Feb 2020, 12:03

Correct
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Re: Thinking out loud

Post by dstock17 » 23 Feb 2020, 14:04

For example in the film the other team were going to finish at Acton Town but would have stopped watch at Ealing common
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Re: Thinking out loud

Post by Iain » 23 Feb 2020, 20:31

If you want a time according to Guinness (and forum) rules, then yes. There's something about your foot touching the platform, which you can't do until you arrive at the next station.
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