Metrolink Challenge

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dwmcload
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Re: Metrolink Challenge

Post by dwmcload » 29 Aug 2020, 17:51

Lunaticonthegrass wrote:
29 Aug 2020, 16:57
How did this go?
We completed it, just wanted to process photos/videos before posting.
6 hours 10 minutes was the time. The 10 minutes frequency doesn’t much help, there were some late trams too.

trains 500
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Re: Metrolink Challenge

Post by trains 500 » 29 Aug 2020, 18:31

hope you enjoyed the 4mph speed limit at pommona

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Re: Metrolink Challenge

Post by dwmcload » 29 Aug 2020, 21:18

trains 500 wrote:
29 Aug 2020, 18:31
hope you enjoyed the 4mph speed limit at pommona
Nope, and neither the one at Trafford Bar. We had a very chatty driver up and down Altrincham.

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Re: Metrolink Challenge

Post by trains 500 » 29 Aug 2020, 21:23

dwmcload wrote:
29 Aug 2020, 21:18
trains 500 wrote:
29 Aug 2020, 18:31
hope you enjoyed the 4mph speed limit at pommona
Nope, and neither the one at Trafford Bar. We had a very chatty driver up and down Altrincham.
Trafford bar as well now you've got to be joking. I've sent an email to transport for greater Manchester about these, still awaiting a reply though
Was the driving moaning about the speed limits being so low by any chance

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Re: Metrolink Challenge

Post by trains 500 » 11 Dec 2020, 21:26

just found this idea

Morrisonlink:

Eccles
Anchorage
Chortlon
Failsworth
Newbold
Whitefield

Think Edge Lane is too far to be counted TBH.

Plus, with the exception of Failsworth, they are all REALLY close to the stops!

dwmcload
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Re: Metrolink Challenge

Post by dwmcload » 11 Dec 2020, 22:00

trains 500 wrote:
29 Aug 2020, 21:23
dwmcload wrote:
29 Aug 2020, 21:18
trains 500 wrote:
29 Aug 2020, 18:31
hope you enjoyed the 4mph speed limit at pommona
Nope, and neither the one at Trafford Bar. We had a very chatty driver up and down Altrincham.
Trafford bar as well now you've got to be joking. I've sent an email to transport for greater Manchester about these, still awaiting a reply though
Was the driving moaning about the speed limits being so low by any chance
No, they were just overly chatty.

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Re: Metrolink Challenge

Post by Jojaco » 28 Dec 2020, 19:04

Hi all,

I attempted have attempted the Metrolink Challenge twice, but haven't been able to post until now as my account hadn't been activated!

The first time was on the 93 station network, and my time was 6 hours 24 minutes and 24 seconds to visit all 93 stops. This was done on 5th Jan 2019, and it was a day that Northern Rail were on strike, so I considered it a decent but not amazing time. I started at Altrincham and finished at Manchester Airport.

After the Trafford Park line opened, I thought it was high time to attempt the challenge again and set a record on the 99 station network.

This was attempted on 27th Aug 2020 and I have photographic evidence of the run if that's needed to make it official.

My time was 5 hours, 58 minutes and 56 seconds to visit all 99 stops, which I believe beats the time set by dwmcload on the 28th Aug 2020 by about 11 minutes and makes me the current record holder for the 99 stop network.

The run was complicated by the low tram frequency at that point, and I was lucky to catch a few connections.

I'm not going to publicly reveal my start/finish stations for this time until someone beats it!

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Re: Metrolink Challenge

Post by dwmcload » 28 Dec 2020, 19:08

That’s very nice, congrats!

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