There is a way around it - this is to use first, or earmark the difficult stations for later! This seemed to work in Over the Top. Caledonian Road and Barnsbury was used at the start, and pretty much defined the plotline (music, ale, Don, Ian Road, barns and Bury). Leytonstone High Road, Leyton Midland Road and the Walthamstows were slipped into the Tony/Dudley plot (which seems to be the way to dispose of hard stations) reasonably early. Edmonton Green, St. James's Street and White Hart Lane were earmarked in names before they were used.GuyBarry wrote:I think maybe the best thing to do is leave the Metrolink story for a bit. I'll get the DLR/Tramlink bit into shape (it shouldn't take much editing) and put it up on the wiki. Then perhaps we can have a look at the Metrolink section again and try to reorder the stations so that they fit the plot you suggested.
Once again, we've fallen foul of the problem of leaving the hardest stations till last. I wonder if there's a way round this?
Of course, Over the Top was particularly easy due to the overlaps with the Tube, so we can work on Tyne and Wear instead. Looking at the map, West Jesmond looks a bit difficult, so we introduce a character called Jes early on, leaving his surname for later. Callerton Parkway looks hard too, and there are a few more - it's all about the planning!