National Rail challenge?

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Post by moley » 24 Jul 2006, 22:34

I have for a while wanted to do this - and believe that it can be done quicker than the times shown (through careful planning) - especially if you to all the tube stations in one day.

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Post by greatkingrat » 24 Jul 2006, 22:44

I don't think doing all of the tube in one day would be the most efficient way of doing this record. Where there are Tube and NR lines close together it would make more sense to do them at the same time rather than return to an area twice.

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Post by TheFatBuoy » 25 Jul 2006, 19:43

Root wrote:Hmm, I overlooked St. Pancras being separate to King's Cross.

Going by the rules, the clock would only stop when you get to Luton - I'd be tempted to start there.

I don't think Waterloo International need be separate from Waterloo, though - that would be a bit extreme.
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Post by petermiller36 » 25 Jul 2006, 21:47

Luton is brilliant. Im about to move to Harpenden in a 1 bed flat. People r welcome to stay.

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Post by Going Underground » 26 Jul 2006, 07:36

petermiller36 wrote:Luton is brilliant. Im about to move to Harpenden in a 1 bed flat. People r welcome to stay.
1 bed flat eh, sounds like that will be nice 'n' cosy :P
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Post by tubeguru » 26 Jul 2006, 08:03

petermiller36 wrote:Luton is brilliant. Im about to move to Harpenden in a 1 bed flat. People r welcome to stay.
Luton to Harpenden can only be a step UP the ladder in my opinion.

(And I used to live in Luton for a few years so my opinion is informed :-))
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Post by petermiller36 » 26 Jul 2006, 08:05

well ive been living in Hatfield for a year, so its a definate step up! Im probably the only person thats moved out of Luton and gone down in living standard!

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Post by dr_chris » 26 Jul 2006, 08:12

The most luxurious place to live in Luton is the depatures hall at the airport...

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Post by tubeguru » 26 Jul 2006, 08:39

It's not THAT bad you know. Some of the "suburbs" are nice. Everyone just concentrates on the crappy town centre as representative of the whole town.
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Post by petermiller36 » 26 Jul 2006, 21:20

at last!! someone else sticking up for Luton! Thankyou Neil!

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Post by Root » 28 Jul 2006, 13:13

Put it this way: Slough is worse.
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Post by The JLE » 20 Aug 2006, 22:58

Tomorrow a national rail challenge will start in holland. (for the first time). 3 teams, 3500 euro's on sponsored first class tickets by NS (national rail operator).

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Post by Root » 21 Aug 2006, 15:15

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Two days

Post by rratgerg » 19 Sep 2007, 17:50

I think this can be done in two days, south of the river in one and north in the other. Might give it a go.

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Post by Soup Dragon » 20 Sep 2007, 22:17

How many NR stations are their inside zones 1-6? I counted at least 300 and then got bored. Given the frequency of service I don't think this could be achieved in 2 days but if somebody wants to prove me wrong feel free to give it a go!
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