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Most awkward station

Post by trains 500 » 12 Dec 2020, 11:52

if you had to remove 1 station to make an FNC easier what would it be. excluding Olympia because that is obviously the most awkward
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Re: Most awkward station

Post by jrparkin » 12 Dec 2020, 12:41

Kensington (Olympia). Because of it's limited service it's an absolute toad to tick off. I still remember someone on this forum doing five tube challenges in a week and out of 880 stations that was the only station that was missed
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Re: Most awkward station

Post by trains 500 » 12 Dec 2020, 12:46

jrparkin wrote:
12 Dec 2020, 12:41
Kensington (Olympia). Because of it's limited service it's an absolute toad to tick off. I still remember someone on this forum doing five tube challenges in a week and out of 880 stations that was the only station that was missed
i meant other than olympia because that is obviously the most awkward

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Re: Most awkward station

Post by RJSRdg » 12 Dec 2020, 15:20

Which raises an interesting (albeit off-topic) question:

At some time or other, pretty much all of us have either caught the wrong train, missed our stop, or otherwise ended up somewhere we didn't mean to be. Has anyone wound up at Olympia by accident?
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Re: Most awkward station

Post by A2 » 13 Dec 2020, 14:59

Not on a full network, but I do have a knack of arriving at Earl's Court on R15s from the west to double back on to another westbound branch and run across the bridge ready to jump on to a waiting train only to realise at the last minute that it is the Olympia one. Not actually ended up their by accident (yet).
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Re: Most awkward station

Post by Going Underground » 13 Dec 2020, 15:20

T4 please
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Re: Most awkward station

Post by trains 500 » 13 Dec 2020, 17:52

obvious candidate stations for me are OVAL EAST ACTON SOUTHWARK HARROW AND WEALDSTONE MORNINGTON CRESENT RUSELL SQUARE

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Re: Most awkward station

Post by stepneygreen05 » 14 Dec 2020, 14:17

Stanmore, Chesham.

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Re: Most awkward station

Post by trains 500 » 14 Dec 2020, 16:49

stanmore is uesful for toilets though??

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Re: Most awkward station

Post by RJSRdg » 14 Dec 2020, 23:40

trains 500 wrote:
13 Dec 2020, 17:52
obvious candidate stations for me are OVAL EAST ACTON SOUTHWARK HARROW AND WEALDSTONE MORNINGTON CRESENT RUSELL SQUARE
Ooh, good point. Not only is Southwark usually an awkward double back, it often seems that if something's going to go wrong, it'll go wrong there!
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Re: Most awkward station

Post by EastActionWoman » 15 Dec 2020, 08:02

trains 500 wrote:
13 Dec 2020, 17:52
obvious candidate stations for me are OVAL EAST ACTON SOUTHWARK HARROW AND WEALDSTONE MORNINGTON CRESENT RUSELL SQUARE
How very dare you! :lol:
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Re: Most awkward station

Post by trains 500 » 15 Dec 2020, 08:18

lol
EastActionWoman wrote:
15 Dec 2020, 08:02
trains 500 wrote:
13 Dec 2020, 17:52
obvious candidate stations for me are OVAL EAST ACTON SOUTHWARK HARROW AND WEALDSTONE MORNINGTON CRESENT RUSELL SQUARE
How very dare you! ::
lol

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Re: Most awkward station

Post by stepneygreen05 » 15 Dec 2020, 14:19

surprised nobody has mentioned MHE yet...

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Re: Most awkward station

Post by trains 500 » 15 Dec 2020, 16:33

stepneygreen05 wrote:
15 Dec 2020, 14:19
surprised nobody has mentioned MHE yet...
good point

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Re: Most awkward station

Post by Lunaticonthegrass » 15 Dec 2020, 23:28

I'd go with Chesham. Yes, MHE (and quite a few others) have awkward double backs but it is possible to do them fairly quickly with a bit of luck. Chesham always requires half an hour to go up the branch, wait for a bit and then come back.

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