First attempt 17 June 2014

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First attempt 17 June 2014

Post by trek » 29 Jul 2014, 16:53

I have been lurking here for a while and while we've already made our attempt at the challenge, I think I might as well post it here anyway!

Start: Chesham
End: Acton Town (should have been Heathrow)
Stations visited: 257/270
Start time: 06:32.21
Finish time: around 23:40

I wrote a very thorough write up over on my blog, which is handily linked from the domain I snapped up: http://www.tubechallenge.co.uk

Enjoy!
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Re: First attempt 17 June 2014

Post by The Orange One » 29 Jul 2014, 17:35

Nice attempt!! You could have pulled off a "Girltube" style finish - this is travelling to Heathrow Terminal 4 first, coming back to Acton and finishing at Richmond.
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Re: First attempt 17 June 2014

Post by Iain » 29 Jul 2014, 20:58

Well - possibly - if trains were stopping at Gunnersbury then a finish could still have been an issue. Worth a shot though!
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Re: First attempt 17 June 2014

Post by trek » 03 Aug 2014, 22:23

The Orange One wrote:Nice attempt!! You could have pulled off a "Girltube" style finish - this is travelling to Heathrow Terminal 4 first, coming back to Acton and finishing at Richmond.
I think we might have missed the last trains out of Heathrow beyond Acton Town (by about 10 mins)... if we'd realised the Richmond problem earlier we probably would have aimed to do more stations and skipped the whole Richmond branch. The only reason we didn't head to Heathrow is because we couldn't do T4 and getting home after might have been hard.

Although maybe we could have got to T4 on Pic from Hammersmith, T5 then back to Acton to connect onto last District Line East, reverse at Ravenscourt Park to a Richmond train. Probably would have worked. Oh well.
Iain wrote:Well - possibly - if trains were stopping at Gunnersbury then a finish could still have been an issue. Worth a shot though!
Just got unlucky with our train, everything was running late on the District yet they short turned only the one we took :(
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Re: First attempt 17 June 2014

Post by Iain » 03 Aug 2014, 23:14

Another option is bus and train between Heathrow and Richmond (via Feltham)
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