Virtual Transport Challenge

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Virtual Transport Challenge

Post by tangy » 04 Apr 2020, 18:52

Starting a new thread from a game started in the main Tube Challenge Chat area.
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This is a Central line train to "Woodford via Hainault"- sadly, not no more!

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Re: Virtual Transport Challenge

Post by Das » 04 Apr 2020, 18:57

Why not try a virtual public transport race?

This will take some explanatio, but using online timetables of buses, trains, trams, metro and ferry and starting on a virtual Monday morning at 09.00 a 25 town race across England. As you can gather im bored.

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Re: Virtual Transport Challenge

Post by Das » 04 Apr 2020, 19:00

Well that's right, if the start point at 09.00 on a Monday morning with the current timetable is Redruth and all 25 destinations begin with R, where am I at the 2nd point at 15.40?

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Re: Virtual Transport Challenge

Post by al » 04 Apr 2020, 19:01

Rolleston?
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Post by greatkingrat » 04 Apr 2020, 19:03

Don't think you can get to Rolleston from Redruth by 1540. Think it must be somewhere in the London area. Rectory Road arrives at 1542, and Ravensbourne at 1543 but I can't find one that is 1540 exactly.
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Re: Virtual Transport Challenge

Post by al » 04 Apr 2020, 22:49

You may have realised that I'm guessing without checking here - how about Rowley Regis then if your London stations don't fit?
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Re: Virtual Transport Challenge

Post by Das » 05 Apr 2020, 14:14

OK here is the 1st clue you have to change at Newton Abbot

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Post by Das » 05 Apr 2020, 14:16

That's the 1st change unless you more experienced challengers can get to this location quicker using an alternative route, remember only bus train tram metro and ferry can be used, I'll post the 2nd change at 16.00

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Re: Virtual Transport Challenge

Post by Das » 05 Apr 2020, 14:25

Off course the idea was for me to give the 2nd location and for you to work out the quickest way to reach it,and then ill start the 2nd stage.

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Re: Virtual Transport Challenge

Post by Das » 05 Apr 2020, 16:01

the second change is Bristol Parkway

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Re: Virtual Transport Challenge

Post by greatkingrat » 05 Apr 2020, 16:38

I guess you must be heading towards Wales, so is it Radyr?
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Re: Virtual Transport Challenge

Post by Das » 05 Apr 2020, 18:13

Its a good guess mate ,but this is entirely in England

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Re: Virtual Transport Challenge

Post by Das » 05 Apr 2020, 18:15

3rd and final change of the day coming up,unless you can reach point 3 before the last rain/bus service

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Re: Virtual Transport Challenge

Post by Das » 05 Apr 2020, 18:25

Ok final change on stage 1 is Gloucester and now for the time being you leave the train behind and you need bus 33

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Re: Virtual Transport Challenge

Post by Das » 05 Apr 2020, 19:08

ill leave it at that,you could possibly get to the 3rd location before the end of day service,but next stage tomorrow morning,im off to drink loads of brandy.

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