Berlin U-Bahn challenge?

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Re: Berlin U-Bahn challenge?

Post by Rudi Rastlos » 09 Dec 2014, 19:36

We did it: Guinness World Record for the Berlin U-Bahn Challenge!

It was actually some time ago (2nd May), but it took us a while to edit all the evidence needed for Guinness to confirm the record.

Time: 7:33,15h.

Start: Rudow. Finish: Hönow.
We experienced some delays and missed connections, also at the time the southern end of the U8 was still closed, so we did these stations by bus.

Here's an online article in a Berlin Newspaper: http://www.bz-berlin.de/berlin/berliner ... nness-buch
And the link to Guinness: http://www.guinnessworldrecords.com/wor ... o-stations

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Re: Berlin U-Bahn challenge?

Post by The Orange One » 10 Dec 2014, 00:11

Well done!! I thought Guinness only counted London and New York, very pleased to be proven wrong.
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Re: Berlin U-Bahn challenge?

Post by taro85 » 20 Jan 2015, 12:25

Hi all,

sorry for the late follow up. Tried a second Berlin *S-Bahn* ride: 15h 04 min. I had some math savy people in the team this time who calculated an optimal itinerary, which would be 13h 44 min - at the beginning we were even faster than that because we luckily caught a zero-minute changing time connection. So perhaps the real optimum is somewhere around 13h 20 min.

The delay is due to hurrican "Felix" which collapsed a few trees that blocked some lines for several hours. Eventually we covered the whole network and stopped at every station but two (Lankewitz and Südend on the S25).

Here's a short report on the event: http://www.zib.de/node/1580. Will try to start negotiations with Guinness soon!

And here's some video footage from the first ride (17h 1 min) back in June 2014: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e599pT79HcI

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Re: Berlin U-Bahn challenge?

Post by taro85 » 20 Jan 2015, 12:29

snudge27 wrote:Congratulations! Sorry to hear about the missed connection at Oranienburg - what do you reckon your time would have been had you made it?

How did you manage the other less-well-served stretches like Strausberg-Strausberg Nord, Zeuthen-Königs Wusterhausen, and Blankenburg-Hohen Neuendorf?

Where did you start and finish?
Hi! Back then we started and ended at Bornholmer Straße, which was convenient because most of us lived close by, but not the best decision in terms of timing. On the second attempt (see newest post) we startet at Strausberg Nord to safe time of going there.

The missed Oranienburg connection cost us about 20 min, but had some more mistakes...

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Re: Berlin U-Bahn challenge?

Post by snudge27 » 12 Mar 2015, 06:28

Rudi Rastlos wrote:We did it: Guinness World Record for the Berlin U-Bahn Challenge!

It was actually some time ago (2nd May), but it took us a while to edit all the evidence needed for Guinness to confirm the record.

Time: 7:33,15h.

Start: Rudow. Finish: Hönow.
We experienced some delays and missed connections, also at the time the southern end of the U8 was still closed, so we did these stations by bus.

Here's an online article in a Berlin Newspaper: http://www.bz-berlin.de/berlin/berliner ... nness-buch
And the link to Guinness: http://www.guinnessworldrecords.com/wor ... o-stations
Massively annoying to read that Guinness have changed their stance - back in 2010 when I did it I was given very short shrift.

Given how close your official record time is to my previous unofficial record, I may well have to head back to Berlin and give it another try!

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Re: Berlin U-Bahn challenge?

Post by palkanetoijala31 » 16 Jun 2015, 11:26

does anybody have a good readable map link to the u bahn only as i cant seem to find one.

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Re: Berlin U-Bahn challenge?

Post by palkanetoijala31 » 10 Jul 2015, 11:13

I think that the s bahn shouldn't be considered a world record especially if two stations were missed out by the account of it! keep the u bahn my attempt will be in spetember!

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Re: Berlin U-Bahn challenge?

Post by snudge27 » 26 Jan 2016, 21:16

Andi

How did you get on in September? I'm guessing from the lack of update on the Guinness website that you missed out?

I'm off to Berlin in March and, given that my original time was less than 2mins slower than the current GWR, with lots of room for improvement, I may well give the record another stab.

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Re: Berlin U-Bahn challenge?

Post by RJSRdg » 26 Jan 2016, 23:06

That doesn't mean anything... it took from May to January for Guinness to recognise Andi's London record....

That said, I didn't think Guinness recognised Berlin - I thought they only recognised London and New York.
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Re: Berlin U-Bahn challenge?

Post by palkanetoijala31 » 27 Jan 2016, 10:19

My Berlin attempt is planned for this year the only challenge left before permanently retirement

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Re: Berlin U-Bahn challenge?

Post by palkanetoijala31 » 23 Apr 2016, 05:53

An update on this is planned for July my birthday time a few days of sightseeing plus an attempt or two.

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Re: Berlin U-Bahn challenge?

Post by palkanetoijala31 » 06 Nov 2016, 11:59

ok for those purists of tube challenge here is proposed andi future attempts berlin flight planned attempt Nov 28th in three weeks time new York sometime in 2017 and finally retiring with a Paris media attempt planned late 2017.

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Re: Berlin U-Bahn challenge?

Post by Iain » 29 Nov 2016, 08:46

Subject to verification, the record's now 7:08:18
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Re: Berlin U-Bahn challenge?

Post by dstock17 » 15 Jan 2017, 13:25

Iain wrote:Subject to verification, the record's now 7:08:18
does this mean someone has broken the record? and whom has broken it?

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Re: Berlin U-Bahn challenge?

Post by RJSRdg » 15 Jan 2017, 16:50

I think there may be a hint in the post above Iain's....
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