How bad is Bank?

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Should Bank be excluded as a start station for Z1CC 2008

Poll ended at 29 May 2008, 16:52

Yes
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No
8
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How bad is Bank?

Post by hwolge » 27 May 2008, 16:52

What do you think? Should we exclude Bank from possible start stations this year? From what I can read, there may even be some Central trains not even stopping there (even though that appears to be during rush hours only). A pass through in such a case is obviously an allowed "visit" according to the rules. But my question is really:

* How bad is it, generally speaking?
* Is interchange (Cen-Nor) allowed/possible via the ticket hall, or must one get out in the street?
* Has anyone been there recently (e.g. trying to change)?
* There is no problem at Monument, is there?
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Re: How bad is Bank?

Post by Going Underground » 27 May 2008, 16:55

I think that is an excellent idea and agree with you...... It is in a mess at the moment (from what I hear from others on the forum) and really wouldn't be a good starting station..... If I get a chance I might take a look before the R15 but not certain I will have time.....
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Re: How bad is Bank?

Post by tubeguru » 27 May 2008, 17:03

I am going there tomorrow to check out my route possibilities but I can assure you there is no connection from the Central line to Northern line so you may find it tricky if you've got that built into your route.

I've written a route amendment that gets round having to change at Bank but it adds an extra change.

I can't see a problem starting at Bank station. After all, you can still use all of the lines that go through it - you just can't interchange between them easily. So I say leave it in as a start possibility.

That may change after my visit tomrrow mind ...
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Re: How bad is Bank?

Post by tubeguru » 28 May 2008, 16:57

OK, I've been to Bank.

And I'm not going to tell you what it's like. You'll have to go yourselves to find out. ;)
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Re: How bad is Bank?

Post by hwolge » 28 May 2008, 21:13

tubeguru wrote:OK, I've been to Bank.

And I'm not going to tell you what it's like. You'll have to go yourselves to find out. ;)
Well, I'm not particularily worried. I added 2.5 minutes penalty in my model for a Cen-Nor change at Bank... So, not very many of the routes have a Bank change for us on Friday!
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Re: How bad is Bank?

Post by Soup Dragon » 28 May 2008, 22:13

tubeguru wrote:OK, I've been to Bank.

And I'm not going to tell you what it's like. You'll have to go yourselves to find out. ;)
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Re: How bad is Bank?

Post by nozzacook » 29 May 2008, 12:06

As of three weeks ago you could still use the spiral stairs between central & northern lines.
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Re: How bad is Bank?

Post by hwolge » 29 May 2008, 12:48

I hereby find no reason to exclude Bank from nomination as a start station tomorrow - so be it!
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