Nottingham Transit Challenge

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Re: Nottingham Transit Challenge

Post by Wanstead » 08 Jul 2011, 12:51

On-the-ground reconnaissance work taking place. Timetable analysis suggests a sub-55m time is feasible.
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Re: Nottingham Transit Challenge

Post by Adham » 08 Jul 2011, 14:59

Indeed, sir? Counting Highbury Vale as one or two?

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Re: Nottingham Transit Challenge

Post by Wanstead » 08 Jul 2011, 15:19

Adham wrote:Indeed, sir? Counting Highbury Vale as one or two?
Two.
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Re: Nottingham Transit Challenge

Post by Adham » 08 Jul 2011, 15:24

Hmm. I do think that is open to negotiation. Perhaps there could be an upper tier of this counting it as one and a lower tier counting it as two.

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Re: Nottingham Transit Challenge

Post by Wanstead » 08 Jul 2011, 16:30

Adham wrote:Hmm. I do think that is open to negotiation. Perhaps there could be an upper tier of this counting it as one and a lower tier counting it as two.
As I've mentioned before I can't see how interpreting it as one stop instead of two actually offers any advantage at all (as they are so close together) so I think the point is moot. Do please keep the debate open though. :)
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Re: Nottingham Transit Challenge

Post by Adham » 08 Jul 2011, 17:21

It would in the event of a run between the branches.

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Re: Nottingham Transit Challenge

Post by Wanstead » 08 Jul 2011, 19:20

Adham wrote:It would in the event of a run between the branches.
Ah yes, but only in that scenario.
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Re: Nottingham Transit Challenge

Post by al » 24 Feb 2013, 14:20

I was looking on the NET website for work research, and what do I find linked from the home page...

but this
Held some Alternative Challenge records for a long time.
Doesn't any more.

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Re: Nottingham Transit Challenge

Post by palkanetoijala31 » 24 Feb 2013, 14:41

yes i had heard he broke it couldnt find the link though my first question is what happened to the mohawk?

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Re: Nottingham Transit Challenge

Post by RobbieM » 18 Jul 2016, 19:08

Well, I see it’s been over three years since an entry on this topic. And since then, the Nottingham Express Transit network has expanded considerably, with new branches to Clifton South and Toton Lane. I guess that means the record has been reset!

So, it’s about time someone logged a time for a completion – how about me? The date was Wednesday 13th July 2016, and after a large breakfast at my hotel in Beeston, armed with my Robin Hood travelcard, I caught a tram to Toton Lane. I used the loo, then re-boarded the same tram, and as the doors closed at 9:15:05am, I started the clock…

Toton Lane :arrow: Old Market Square
  • “Oh, what a lovely place! Let’s get off and have a look around here briefly!”
    So I did, for about half an hour. Then:
Old Market Square :arrow: (via Shipstone St) :arrow: Hucknall
Hucknall :arrow: Highbury Vale
Highbury Vale :arrow: Phoenix Park
Phoenix Park :arrow: David Lane
  • “I need the loo! There must be some around here!”
    And there were – however, I had to walk about ten minutes to find them, then eight minutes back.
    But it was worth it. Soooo worth it.
    Then:
David Lane :arrow: (via Hyson Green Market) :arrow: The Forest
  • And then for the next eight hours or so, I focussed on other things. Hey, I wasn’t just in Nottingham to do the N.E.T. challenge; I was here for a day out! This involved visiting the City of Caves, a drink in Ye Olde Trip to Jerusalem (reputedly England’s oldest Inn), a Centrelink bus tour of the city, trips to Arnold and West Bridgford, visiting three WHSmith stores, spying out Trent Bridge and The City grounds, plus doing lots of other things too numerous to mention.

    It’s important to note that during this time, I didn’t use any private transport…

    Eventually ended up at Nottingham Station, and to the tram stop:
Nottingham Station :arrow: Clifton South

…and, foot on platform, I stopped the clock at 8:07:25pm, making a total time of 10h 52m 20s !!!!

So I was very pleased with this, but maybe it’s beatable?! :)

However it’s an honour to be the first to log a completion time on the updated network. If anyone has done so before this date, I’d be interested to know!
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Re: Nottingham Transit Challenge

Post by Tube Geek » 18 Jul 2016, 20:07

Just ran a route through Google Maps - 2h 48min!
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Re: Nottingham Transit Challenge

Post by RobbieM » 18 Jul 2016, 21:38

Tube Geek wrote:Just ran a route through Google Maps - 2h 48min!
I think I was physically on trams for around 1h 50m - but you need to add on a 10 minute wait at Highbury Vale, about 6 minutes at Hucknall, and then also around 12 minutes to allow for the fact that I jumped from The Forest to Nottingham Station. That'd be 2h 18m. But I'm sure there's a quicker way of doing it!
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Re: Nottingham Transit Challenge

Post by greatkingrat » 18 Jul 2016, 23:10

What is so exciting about WH Smiths in Nottingham that you felt the need to visit three of them :?
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Re: Nottingham Transit Challenge

Post by Tube Geek » 19 Jul 2016, 05:55

RobbieM wrote:
Tube Geek wrote:Just ran a route through Google Maps - 2h 48min!
I think I was physically on trams for around 1h 50m - but you need to add on a 10 minute wait at Highbury Vale, about 6 minutes at Hucknall, and then also around 12 minutes to allow for the fact that I jumped from The Forest to Nottingham Station. That'd be 2h 18m. But I'm sure there's a quicker way of doing it!
But you didn't do the central bit twice, as you were there for a day out
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Re: Nottingham Transit Challenge

Post by RobbieM » 19 Jul 2016, 18:49

Tube Geek wrote:But you didn't do the central bit twice, as you were there for a day out
Sorry for confusion; when I said I “jumped from The Forest to Nottingham Station”, that was code for my day out. Had I stayed on the tram through the central bit again, that would have been the 12 minutes specified. Approximately.

However, I did realise last night that I had omitted 5 minutes for the Phoenix Park turnaround – so make that 2h 23m. (It’s very theoretical, anyway!)
greatkingrat wrote:What is so exciting about WH Smiths in Nottingham that you felt the need to visit three of them :?
You mean the Victoria Centre, Listergate and Arnold stores?

The reason I visited three WHSmiths that day is that I couldn’t fit in four.
But I’d done Beeston WHSmith the evening before, so that didn’t matter… :D !!

Seriously though, I thought someone might ask that question, and it probably deserves an answer. In fact, I may do a detailed answer in a dedicated thread one day soon. But in the meantime, those who have taken part in The Journey thread at times may have got an inkling. And here's another clue. Oh, and I said this a couple of years ago...
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