Circle Line Bottle challenge (not entirely serious)

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Circle Line Bottle challenge (not entirely serious)

Post by travelpass » 30 Jan 2006, 16:12

As I pulled into Mansion House station on an un-refurbished District line train at about 9:30pm on Saturday 28th January, I had finally been to every station on and in the Bottle.

It has been an ongoing project since first going from Farringdon to Baker Street on the Metropolitan line on 15th March 2001 (trip to Maddame Tussauds).

I had never actually set out to do this challenge, but on Staurday night, while going from Tower hill to Embankment, I suddenly realised, while looking at the central London journey planner map, that I had visited every station on and in the bottle.

So that brings me in at a time of 4 years, 10 months, 13 days, 10 hours, 30 minutes and 33 seconds. 8)

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Post by jonny » 30 Jan 2006, 16:21

blimey you remember the exact second that you first visited a circle line or inside station.

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Post by travelpass » 30 Jan 2006, 20:23

I remember getting a morning train from Bedford that day and arriving in London around 11am, so I just put that time as my starting time.

I admit, it's probabaly not totally accurate. :oops: :P

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Post by zeibura » 30 Jan 2006, 21:58

blimey thats even slower than my 2:42! i don't feel so small anymore :lol:
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Post by travelpass » 31 Jan 2006, 21:20

Zeibura wrote:blimey thats even slower than my 2:42! i don't feel so small anymore :lol:
At least you can probabaly remember your route. :P

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Post by CrunchySaviour » 31 Jan 2006, 22:59

It would be fascinating to see your route plotted onto a map, Travelpass.
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Post by travelpass » 01 Feb 2006, 14:44

:D
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Post by petermiller36 » 03 Feb 2006, 13:29

Haha! that has brightened my day! 4 years to do the bottle. brilliant stuff.

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Post by tubeguru » 03 Feb 2006, 15:56

I once did all stations in Zone 1 in a day without being on an actual challenge.

But I think that it was because I was either testing it or checking various stations out.
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Post by Adham » 03 Feb 2006, 17:16

So it was still with the purpose of a challenge in mind.

In which case it doesn't count.

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Post by travelpass » 04 Feb 2006, 11:45

I am aiming to do all 275 by 2008.

I have about 150 of them done already. 8) :P

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Post by travelpass » 06 Feb 2006, 20:23

Actual Number of stations I have done is only 124. :( :oops:

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Post by barrykas » 07 Feb 2006, 09:38

Annoyingly I didn't get to do Epping - Ongar before it closed, but I did do Holborn - Aldwych, so as of 1st October 1994 I had "done" the entire network as it stood then. I've also done the whole of the JLE, and the curve between Watford East and Watford North Junctions since then.

All I've got left to do now is the DLR extension to King George V.

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Post by Nutteronabus » 09 Feb 2006, 17:21

I've not done Shoreditch or the three stations below Canada Water on the ELL.

Or Heathrow Terminal 4.

And most of the DLR, actually. But I'll keep that one quiet..

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