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Re: Most awkward station

Post by hopeful traveller » 17 Dec 2020, 22:23

Harrow and Wealdstone won't be that awkward if they ever sort out the Croxley link, which looks increasingly unlikely sadly.
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Re: Most awkward station

Post by andytube » 23 Dec 2020, 22:42

The whole point of it is that it is a challenge!

But anyway, given how long it takes to do, I'd remove Chesham as I finished there and the last 2 hours were a bit lonely for me. Would probably help a lot more people get a completion.

Removing Ken O due to it's limited timetable would open up a whole new world of possible routes though.
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Re: Most awkward station

Post by Brighton Local » 20 Jan 2021, 19:36

Inside the circle Russell or Goodge. Outside West Harrow or Ruislip Gardens.

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Re: Most awkward station

Post by greatkingrat » 20 Jan 2021, 21:58

If you still have to go to West Ruislip, I don't see how Ruislip Gardens is difficult.
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Re: Most awkward station

Post by jrparkin » 21 Jan 2021, 08:42

Battersea Park Power Station and Nine Elms might be awkward when they open. I saw a diagram on the TFL website yesterday that seems to show them having a limited service
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Re: Most awkward station

Post by Brighton Local » 25 Jan 2021, 00:58

greatkingrat wrote:
20 Jan 2021, 21:58
If you still have to go to West Ruislip, I don't see how Ruislip Gardens is difficult.
The exit to avoid doubling back to reach the Uxbridge branch = nuisance.

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Re: Most awkward station

Post by Steeevooo » 25 Jan 2021, 09:23

Brighton Local wrote:
25 Jan 2021, 00:58
greatkingrat wrote:
20 Jan 2021, 21:58
If you still have to go to West Ruislip, I don't see how Ruislip Gardens is difficult.
The exit to avoid doubling back to reach the Uxbridge branch = nuisance.
Not for the first time - what are you talking about?!

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Re: Most awkward station

Post by cycysputnik » 25 Jan 2021, 13:16

I think I'd go for MHE as well, like others here I've never had any issue with T4.
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Re: Most awkward station

Post by stepneygreen05 » 25 Jan 2021, 15:05

With T4 the main problem is if you are a late finisher, you can easily miss the last train as it is much earlier than the last train to T5.

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Re: Most awkward station

Post by Brighton Local » 25 Jan 2021, 17:56

Steeevooo wrote:
25 Jan 2021, 09:23
Brighton Local wrote:
25 Jan 2021, 00:58
greatkingrat wrote:
20 Jan 2021, 21:58
If you still have to go to West Ruislip, I don't see how Ruislip Gardens is difficult.
The exit to avoid doubling back to reach the Uxbridge branch = nuisance.
Not for the first time - what are you talking about?!
As a nyc subway challenge, double back is the bane of that challenge. Mid to upper Ruislip branch Central line is a lot like that. The sort of route that if not dealt with, double back and all the away around back to Rayners and Uxbridge is going to take a great deal of time to resolve.
Feel free to disagree but pov and prove wrong is the best medicine.

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Re: Most awkward station

Post by Steeevooo » 26 Jan 2021, 09:59

Brighton Local wrote:
25 Jan 2021, 17:56
Steeevooo wrote:
25 Jan 2021, 09:23
Brighton Local wrote:
25 Jan 2021, 00:58
greatkingrat wrote:
20 Jan 2021, 21:58
If you still have to go to West Ruislip, I don't see how Ruislip Gardens is difficult.
The exit to avoid doubling back to reach the Uxbridge branch = nuisance.
Not for the first time - what are you talking about?!
As a nyc subway challenge, double back is the bane of that challenge. Mid to upper Ruislip branch Central line is a lot like that. The sort of route that if not dealt with, double back and all the away around back to Rayners and Uxbridge is going to take a great deal of time to resolve.
Feel free to disagree but pov and prove wrong is the best medicine.
As a former NYC Subway Challenge record holder and current joint London record holder, I'd like to think that I know a fair bit about what I'm talking about! If you are intending to ride out to West Ruislip and double back, then surely West Ruislip becomes more inconvenient than Ruislip Gardens though? Indeed, any terminal station becomes rather inconvenient if you intend to stay fully within the confines of the network.

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Re: Most awkward station

Post by roblo97 » 26 Jan 2021, 17:49

Steeevooo wrote:
26 Jan 2021, 09:59
Brighton Local wrote:
25 Jan 2021, 17:56
Steeevooo wrote:
25 Jan 2021, 09:23
Brighton Local wrote:
25 Jan 2021, 00:58
greatkingrat wrote:
20 Jan 2021, 21:58
If you still have to go to West Ruislip, I don't see how Ruislip Gardens is difficult.
The exit to avoid doubling back to reach the Uxbridge branch = nuisance.
Not for the first time - what are you talking about?!
As a nyc subway challenge, double back is the bane of that challenge. Mid to upper Ruislip branch Central line is a lot like that. The sort of route that if not dealt with, double back and all the away around back to Rayners and Uxbridge is going to take a great deal of time to resolve.
Feel free to disagree but pov and prove wrong is the best medicine.
As a former NYC Subway Challenge record holder and current joint London record holder, I'd like to think that I know a fair bit about what I'm talking about! If you are intending to ride out to West Ruislip and double back, then surely West Ruislip becomes more inconvenient than Ruislip Gardens though? Indeed, any terminal station becomes rather inconvenient if you intend to stay fully within the confines of the network.
The only time it's mildly inconvenient is when one is having to run from Ickenham, up the hill to West Ruislip, at about 7 pm and past a few pubs. A half of ale was rather tempting at that time of the evening I must say!! :lol:
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Re: Most awkward station

Post by Steeevooo » 26 Jan 2021, 17:54

One day you'll graduate onto full pints... :wink:

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Re: Most awkward station

Post by roblo97 » 29 Jan 2021, 11:43

I hope so!! :lol:
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