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Paris Metro

Post by tufnellpark » 13 Jul 2016, 09:25

Guinness World Records have confirmed my new WR for visiting all 303 stations on the Paris Metro, set on 23rd February 2016 with a friend, Simon Ford. It is 13:23:33, beating the previous record held by Adham by 14 mins.

I wondered why there is little mention of Paris Metro on this forum. Tyne and Wear seems to get more mentions, yet Paris is surely one of the big three Metro systems in the world (London Underground and New York Subway being the other two of course).
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London FNC 16:14:10 Paris Metro GWR 13:23:33
London Z1 WR 02:36:30 London Overground WR 09:07:35
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Post by Tube Geek » 13 Jul 2016, 09:47

I didn't even realise GWR recognised the Paris Metro as an official record!
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Post by Steeevooo » 13 Jul 2016, 10:02

To be honest, nor did I! I always thought that it was only London and New York that they officially recognised - is there a readily accessible list of metro/subway records that they do recognise?

Regardless of the above though, many congratulations on obtaining the record!!

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Post by palkanetoijala31 » 13 Jul 2016, 10:38

Steeevooo wrote:To be honest, nor did I! I always thought that it was only London and New York that they officially recognised - is there a readily accessible list of metro/subway records that they do recognise?

Regardless of the above though, many congratulations on obtaining the record!!
They recognise Berlin I thought Paris was defunct but seems now it isn't congrats.

I wonder if Adham will now be really pissed off that his wasn't recognised.

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Post by michael_churchill » 13 Jul 2016, 14:27

The "Guinness World Records" book is a mere shadow of its former self. Ross and Norris McWhirter must be spinning in their graves. If you tell them your dog can pop a lot of balloons very quickly, they'll put that in!

Given that, when tufnellpark presents evidence of a record which is, actually, you know, a challenge, I don't see how they can refuse it. Did this Adham guy actually make a proper application with GWR?

Out of interest, tufnellpark (Clive, is it?), did you contact GWR before the attempt? Did they tell you a time to be beaten, or is it being treated as a new category?

I used to be an avid collector of the Guinness Book of Records, and still buy it every year to keep my collection complete but, as you can tell, I now have a much lower opinion than I had in the golden days of Ross and Norris (and Roy Castle).

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Re: Paris Metro

Post by tufnellpark » 14 Jul 2016, 08:28

michael_churchill wrote: Out of interest, tufnellpark (Clive, is it?), did you contact GWR before the attempt? Did they tell you a time to be beaten, or is it being treated as a new category?
I did contact Guinness World Records to ask if there was a Paris Metro record before attempting it. They replied yes and gave me the existing WR time held by Adham. New York and Berlin are on there as well.
London FNC 16:14:10 Paris Metro GWR 13:23:33
London Z1 WR 02:36:30 London Overground WR 09:07:35
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Post by Tube Geek » 14 Jul 2016, 09:47

So, full list:

London
Paris
New York
Berlin
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Post by Tube Geek » 14 Jul 2016, 19:38

Is Berlin U-Bahn and S-Bahn, or just U-Bahn?
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Post by palkanetoijala31 » 14 Jul 2016, 19:48

U bahn only 7h 30mins the target sort of

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Post by palkanetoijala31 » 15 Jul 2016, 14:17

Paris metro map seems very confusing to me how many lines do u have to cover clive.

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Post by tufnellpark » 18 Jul 2016, 09:42

palkanetoijala31 wrote:Paris metro map seems very confusing to me how many lines do u have to cover clive.
Andi, Paris Metro has 14 lines numbered (unsurprisingly) 1-14 and 303 stations. It is more dense than London with smaller distances between stations and doesn't go out as far. Ignore the RER which is like Thameslink and not part of the Metro.
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Post by Tube Geek » 18 Jul 2016, 09:49

Is there a record fir fastest time to visit all stations on the big 4 metro/subway systems? e.g. New York Subway, plane to London, Tube, Eurostar to Paris, Paris Metro, plane to Berlin, Berlin U-Bahn
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Post by palkanetoijala31 » 18 Jul 2016, 11:35

Tube Geek wrote:Is there a record fir fastest time to visit all stations on the big 4 metro/subway systems? e.g. New York Subway, plane to London, Tube, Eurostar to Paris, Paris Metro, plane to Berlin, Berlin U-Bahn
I suspect not

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Post by tangy » 18 Jul 2016, 18:48

tufnellpark wrote:
palkanetoijala31 wrote:Paris metro map seems very confusing to me how many lines do u have to cover clive.
Andi, Paris Metro has 14 lines numbered (unsurprisingly) 1-14 and 303 stations. It is more dense than London with smaller distances between stations and doesn't go out as far. Ignore the RER which is like Thameslink and not part of the Metro.
Are there not some short spurs, numbered in line with the parent line, like 7B, that are also included.
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Re: Paris Metro

Post by tufnellpark » 20 Jul 2016, 08:10

tangy wrote: Are there not some short spurs, numbered in line with the parent line, like 7B, that are also included.
You are correct Tangy, there are two bis lines 3bis and 7bis, which are branches off the main 3 and 7 lines. so if you like 14 main lines and two branches.
London FNC 16:14:10 Paris Metro GWR 13:23:33
London Z1 WR 02:36:30 London Overground WR 09:07:35
Land's End to John O'Groats by bus WR 3 days, 8 hours, 17mins

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