Nottingham Transit Challenge

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Nottingham Transit Challenge

Post by Adham » 10 Apr 2010, 21:32

The return of Adham Fisher shall be marked with the setting of some inaugural records.

Nottingham Express Transit - 1 hour, 6 minutes, 50 seconds.

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Re: Nottingham Transit Challenge

Post by Mitchell&BrownLook » 11 Apr 2010, 22:51

You may be from Nottingham, but that's quick. I've promised myself that when/if the Southern extension ever happens then I'll have a crack at it.

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Re: Nottingham Transit Challenge

Post by Adham » 13 Apr 2010, 22:53

I am not from Nottingham. I am from the city that actually is the greatest in the East Midlands, despite what Nottingham thinks. That, my friend, is Leicester.

I'm sure it can be achieved in under an hour. Also, Highbury Vale is listed as two separate stops, so both sets of platforms must be done.

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Re: Nottingham Transit Challenge

Post by Mitchell&BrownLook » 14 Apr 2010, 20:16

Actually, now you've said it, I somehow think that I mistakingly thought that you were from Nottinghm before too, and having said something about this to you, you told me that you were in fact from Leicester. Clearly I was only half listening, so my appolagies for making the same mistake not once but twice!

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Re: Nottingham Transit Challenge

Post by Wanstead » 15 Apr 2010, 11:28

The fun bit is the one-way loop.
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Re: Nottingham Transit Challenge

Post by Adham » 24 Apr 2010, 23:38

New record time (24/4/10): 1 hour, 0 minutes, 26 seconds.

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Re: Nottingham Transit Challenge

Post by Wanstead » 12 May 2010, 21:46

Adham wrote:New record time (24/4/10): 1 hour, 0 minutes, 26 seconds.
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Re: Nottingham Transit Challenge

Post by Adham » 14 May 2010, 00:43

Indeed.

By the way, chaps, yours truly is gracing Sheffield on Saturday the 12th of June. Who's up for a spot of Supertram and public transport banter?

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Re: Nottingham Transit Challenge

Post by Mitchell&BrownLook » 14 May 2010, 11:09

Can't see anything wrong with that date, what's the plan?

If you want a public transport related pub to meet up at then the Sheffield Tap on platform one of Sheffield station seems the perfect place! I know GU, Matt & co went on a Northern tour for the pub stations, so if we can think of something meaningful to it in with we may get them along too!

Along with the Supertram and Travel South Yorkshire challenge clearly there's the Manchester Metrolink and MerseyRail yet to be tackled. A random 15 of West Yorkshire? Or maybe a most number of stations visited in set amount of time challenge. Any further thoughts?

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Re: Nottingham Transit Challenge

Post by Adham » 27 May 2010, 07:28

I don't think I'll be able to do anything that's far out of Sheffield that day, but I think perhaps a Supertram race followed by the pub should do. We could draw up ideas for West Yorkshire, Manchester, MerseyRail and others.

This should probably be discussed in the Supertram thread...

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Re: Nottingham Transit Challenge

Post by jbom » 30 May 2010, 20:14

I travelled a couple of stops on this last week, enough to notice the map and ask the following question:

Is Highbury Vale one stop or two?

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Re: Nottingham Transit Challenge

Post by Adham » 31 May 2010, 01:40

I have counted it as two, because the platforms are listed separately in the timetable: Main Line and Branch.

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Re: Nottingham Transit Challenge

Post by Wanstead » 31 May 2010, 09:21

jbom wrote:I travelled a couple of stops on this last week, enough to notice the map and ask the following question:

Is Highbury Vale one stop or two?
Adham wrote:I have counted it as two, because the platforms are listed separately in the timetable: Main Line and Branch.
I don't see how interpreting it as one or two stops would actually affect your journey or timings...
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Re: Nottingham Transit Challenge

Post by greatkingrat » 31 May 2010, 09:59

If it is one stop then you could run from Phoenix Park to Bulwell rather than doubling back, it probably wouldn't be quicker though.
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Re: Nottingham Transit Challenge

Post by Wanstead » 14 Sep 2010, 11:39

greatkingrat wrote:If it is one stop then you could run from Phoenix Park to Bulwell rather than doubling back, it probably wouldn't be quicker though.
It wouldn't be, and now having studied the map, I'm wondering why they went to the expense of building two stops instead of one on the mainline south of the junction...
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