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national rail every station

Post by palkanetoijala31 » 14 Sep 2016, 23:14

for years I have been interested in this challenge now I kno what people are going to say once a week services its impossible to do under record which at 25 years old currently stands at 31 days .

but I have a route now which does that obviously it's a costly challenge hence why I'm using some influence for cheaper alternatives etc. but suffice to say the route it's not 31 days I'm not going to reveal any parts just seeing the interest here of anybody for future attempt.

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Re: national rail every station

Post by quisquidillius » 15 Sep 2016, 05:57

I have been interested in this challenge for a while actually, although I don't think I am going to be doing it for a while!
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Re: national rail every station

Post by A Challenge » 15 Sep 2016, 06:59

Two 14-day all lines rovers

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nationalrail.com wrote:The All Lines Rail Rover is NOT valid for boarding or alighting train services operated by CrossCountry, East Midlands Trains, Virgin Trains or Virgin Trains East Coast before 10:00 Mondays to Fridays at the following stations:
  • Birmingham New Street
  • Bedford
  • London Euston
  • London Kings Cross
  • London St Pancras International
  • Luton
  • Luton Airport Parkway
  • Milton Keynes Central
  • Stevenage
  • Watford Junction
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Re: national rail every station

Post by Tube Geek » 15 Sep 2016, 07:29

Is this England, Great Britain or United Kingdom?
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Re: national rail every station

Post by A Challenge » 15 Sep 2016, 07:40

Tube Geek wrote:Is this England, Great Britain or United Kingdom?
Great Britain (not Northern Ireland),so every station with a National Rail Station code, probably including same rails (counts for Eurostar out of St Pancras and at Ebbsfleet and Ashford, Bakerloo from Queens Park to Harrow and Wealdstone and Metropolitan from Harrow-on-the-Hill to Amersham) though if these are allowed I don't think these are much use!

This may not be correct though!
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Post by palkanetoijala31 » 15 Sep 2016, 08:04

A Challenge wrote:Two 14-day all lines rovers

Be careful:
nationalrail.com wrote:The All Lines Rail Rover is NOT valid for boarding or alighting train services operated by CrossCountry, East Midlands Trains, Virgin Trains or Virgin Trains East Coast before 10:00 Mondays to Fridays at the following stations:
  • Birmingham New Street
  • Bedford
  • London Euston
  • London Kings Cross
  • London St Pancras International
  • Luton
  • Luton Airport Parkway
  • Milton Keynes Central
  • Stevenage
  • Watford Junction
none of my route has me boarding any of those except one but by the time they had probably checked my ticket they wouldn't know.

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Post by xcooler123 » 15 Sep 2016, 10:33

I have also considered doing this challenge but the likelihood of me getting the time off for it is very slim. I'll be sticking to visiting every NR station in the meantime

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Re: national rail every station

Post by A Challenge » 15 Sep 2016, 12:28

xcooler123 wrote:I have also considered doing this challenge but the likelihood of me getting the time off for it is very slim. I'll be sticking to visiting every NR station in the meantime

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Try 1000 in a week (or as many as you can, I think I have 1100 including things like the metrolink and LU!) as that takes one week. My route starts on the first train from Poole on a Monday morning and finishes on the last train into Cambridge early the next Monday morning! This only requires a 7-day All lines Rover, plus singles to Poole on the Sunday and back from Cambridge probably on Monday, if you are going to work, or maybe Tuesday if you don't want to go back to work!
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Post by xcooler123 » 15 Sep 2016, 14:14

When I say visit, I mean either depart from a station, arrive at a station or both using 2 different services, not just stopping at a la Tube Challenge.

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Re: national rail every station

Post by A Challenge » 15 Sep 2016, 16:59

xcooler123 wrote:When I say visit, I mean either depart from a station, arrive at a station or both using 2 different services, not just stopping at a la Tube Challenge.

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You have to leave the station?
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Re: national rail every station

Post by al » 15 Sep 2016, 17:59

Sadly I can't get a month free to try it for myself, so good luck to you if/when you attempt it yourself. Are the rules that the train has to be scheduled to stop, at least by request, for a station visit to count, rather than a pas through being allowed? Also, are there any stations that have to be done "twice" like Hammersmith?
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Post by palkanetoijala31 » 15 Sep 2016, 19:05

the rules are like tube must stop u can visit depart/arrive every station pass through is not allowed unless no service at all i.e. Teesside airport if under renovation would class as well in this case non visit.

actually a lot of them would not need this rover thing as the three day passes in 7 day period in a certain area sorts it out and saves cash.

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Re: national rail every station

Post by RJSRdg » 15 Sep 2016, 19:09

I did work out once that it was possible to travel from Reading to Penzance on the sleeper, travel all the NR lines in Cornwall in a day and catch that evening's sleeper (the return working of the one I would have got off that morning) back to Reading!
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Post by palkanetoijala31 » 16 Sep 2016, 08:48

RJSRdg wrote:I did work out once that it was possible to travel from Reading to Penzance on the sleeper, travel all the NR lines in Cornwall in a day and catch that evening's sleeper (the return working of the one I would have got off that morning) back to Reading!
see that's what I'm talking about now imagine a few times with loops around euston,three in Scotland fort William,Inverness,Aberdeen, lower loops edinburgh,Glasgow,falkirk,

north England loops Carlisle,Crewe,

west England loops taunton,reading

the main thing is to sort Wales out etc but that sleeper can be used multiple times etc.

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Re: national rail every station

Post by tractakid » 16 Sep 2016, 12:54

If you have to ask the guard to stop at every request stop on the Heart of Wales line, the rules are ridiculous. He/she'd never agree.
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