Rare Entries XVI - Train Stations

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Re: Rare Entries XVI - Train Stations

Post by A Challenge » 23 Apr 2016, 18:52

Tube Geek wrote:Remember, this closes at 23:59 tonight! tubeguru, you said you might have a go! Or anyone else, I want at least 2 more entries! :wink:
Can I do the next one please? And, have you had any more entries ( I want the scores!)?
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Re: Rare Entries XVI - Train Stations

Post by Tube Geek » 23 Apr 2016, 18:53

Of course you can do the next one! And no, I haven't had any more! But you never know...!
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Re: Rare Entries XVI - Train Stations

Post by Tube Geek » 23 Apr 2016, 19:09

Just under 4 hours left! Go on, how well can you do?
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Re: Rare Entries XVI - Train Stations

Post by Tube Geek » 23 Apr 2016, 19:52

3 hours!
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Re: Rare Entries XVI - Train Stations

Post by A Challenge » 24 Apr 2016, 05:30

The end has come and gone. Now, we need to eagerly await the scores!
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Re: Rare Entries XVI - Train Stations

Post by Tube Geek » 24 Apr 2016, 06:47

A Challenge wrote:The end has come and gone. Now, we need to eagerly await the scores!
I'll probably post them on the most appropriate of places later; on a train! But I've only just got up, so haven't worked them out!
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Re: Rare Entries XVI - Train Stations

Post by A Challenge » 24 Apr 2016, 16:43

I shall say I originally went for International Airport station for Question 5. I then said Rhoose Cardiff International Airport, and wanted to change it to Cardiff Queen Street.

I am now posting this as the scores aren't up but the quiz has closed!
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Re: Rare Entries XVI - Train Stations

Post by Tube Geek » 24 Apr 2016, 17:10

The scores are in!

1) Name a station in Bristol

GU - Temple Meads
Garion - Lawrence Hill
RJSRdg - SS Great Britain
A Challenge - Sea Mills
jamesthegill - Bedminster

2) Name a station in Manchester

GU - Piccadilly
Garion - Oxford Road
A Challenge - Deansgate
jamesthegill - Moston
INCORRECT: RJSRdg - East Didsbury & Parrs Wood (it is just East Didsbury)

3) Name a station on the Victoria Line

GU - Vauxhall
Garion, RJSRdg - Blackhorse Road
A Challenge - Tottenham Hale
jamesthegill - Oxford Circus

4) Name a station with 20+ characters

GU - Totteridge & Whetstone
Garion - Dt Keyne Wishing Well Halt
A Challenge - Rhoose Cardiff International Airport
jamesthegill - Ashford International
INCORRECT: RJSRdg - East Didsbury & Parrs Wood (it is just East Didsbury)

5) Name a Tube station that interchanges with National Rail that is NOT a Central London terminus

GU - Harrow-on-the-Hill (Chiltern)
Garion - Barking (C2C)
A Challenge - Chalfont & Latimer (Chiltern)
jamesthegill - Finsbury Park (Northern City Line)
INCORRECT - RJSRdg - Blackhorse Road (the NR services that used to call there are now LO)

6) Name on operating company that runs trains to Birmingham New Street

GU, Garion, RJSRdg, A Challenge - Arriva Trains Wales
jamesthegill - London Midland

7) Name a station in Cardiff

GU - Cardiff Central
Garion - Ty Glas
RJSRdg - Ninian Park
A Challenge - Livsane & Thornville
jamesthegill - Cathays

Scores-
5th - RJSRdg - 64
4th - Garion - 8
3rd= - A Challenge - 4
3rd= - GU - 4
1st - jamesthegill - 1

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Re: Rare Entries XVI - Train Stations

Post by tractakid » 24 Apr 2016, 17:18

You should work for London Overground. They love to pretend they're not National Rail.
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Re: Rare Entries XVI - Train Stations

Post by Tube Geek » 24 Apr 2016, 17:25

tractakid wrote:You should work for London Overground. They love to pretend they're not National Rail.
But technically they're not, as LO is run by TfL, not NR
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Re: Rare Entries XVI - Train Stations

Post by tractakid » 24 Apr 2016, 17:36

Tube Geek wrote:
tractakid wrote:You should work for London Overground. They love to pretend they're not National Rail.
But technically they're not, as LO is run by TfL, not NR
Completely incorrect. Yes, they're part of TfL, but they're subject to the National Rail conditions of carriage.

See this page. Listed in both the National Rail operators list and the TfL list.

http://www.nationalrail.co.uk/service_d ... cator.aspx

Lastly, National Rail don't run any trains...
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Re: Rare Entries XVI - Train Stations

Post by GuyBarry » 24 Apr 2016, 18:23

Tube Geek wrote:The scores are in!

1) Name a station in Bristol

RJSRdg - SS Great Britain
Umm.... ?
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Re: Rare Entries XVI - Train Stations

Post by Tube Geek » 24 Apr 2016, 18:27

GuyBarry wrote:
Tube Geek wrote:The scores are in!

1) Name a station in Bristol

RJSRdg - SS Great Britain
Umm.... ?
On the Bristol Harbour (Heritage) Railway, which does occasionally run. This means it is technically still open.
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Re: Rare Entries XVI - Train Stations

Post by tractakid » 24 Apr 2016, 23:16

Are you going to fix the Blackhorse Road thing?!
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Re: Rare Entries XVI - Train Stations

Post by Tube Geek » 25 Apr 2016, 06:20

tractakid wrote:Are you going to fix the Blackhorse Road thing?!
As in change it to correct?
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