Thinking out loud

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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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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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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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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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Re: Thinking out loud

Post by ANDY_JS » 23 Oct 2020, 17:27

I'm a bit confused about Chiltern Railways at Amersham. I thought the rules said the train had to use the same tracks as the tube, not just the same platforms. At Amersham the Chiltern trains usually leave from one platform and the tube trains from another one. Can you still use the Chiltern trains to do the tube challenge?

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Post by Steeevooo » 23 Oct 2020, 18:01

ANDY_JS wrote:
23 Oct 2020, 17:27
I'm a bit confused about Chiltern Railways at Amersham. I thought the rules said the train had to use the same tracks as the tube, not just the same platforms. At Amersham the Chiltern trains usually leave from one platform and the tube trains from another one. Can you still use the Chiltern trains to do the tube challenge?
Both LU and NR trains are able to use all three platforms at Amersham. Just because the majority of Northbound LU trains call at P2 and Northbound NR trains call at P1 doesn't mean that they can't call at the alternate platform (and indeed they do - I'm sure there are a couple of LU trains which terminate at P1) - so where's the issue?

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Post by jrparkin » 23 Oct 2020, 18:25

Somewhat related problem with Chiltern trains, they don't stop at Moor Park. Their next stop after Rickmansworth is Harrow on the Hill so if as the advice goes you 'get the first train' you have to change to a Metropolitan train at Rickmansworth then a second at Moor Park so you don't have a long double back to collect the Watford branch
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Post by Iain » 23 Oct 2020, 18:54

"Get the first train" is broadly speaking decent advice, but there are (as with many rules) exceptions. The case you mention is one of them as it's pretty clearly going to take longer - unless there's something major going on in the far north-west corner so there's no underground trains going from Amersham for some weird reason.
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Re: Thinking out loud

Post by ANDY_JS » 26 Oct 2020, 17:20

Does anyone else refer to the journey between Farringdon and Kings Cross St Pancras (and vice versa) on the Met/Circle/H&C line as "The Trundle"? :) I do, because it takes so long to make what ought to be a short journey, if it wasn't for the fact that the route pretty much goes in the wrong direction for a while. I'm always trying to think of ways of avoiding making the journey when planning routes.

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