Top Times - DLR Challenge

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Re: Top Times - DLR Challenge

Post by The Raven » 02 Apr 2012, 16:58

Well done on your time
Nigel wrote:...today was just a reconnaissance, the real attempt is either tomorrow or Wednesday, so watch this space!
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Re: Top Times - DLR Challenge

Post by Nigel » 03 Apr 2012, 12:59

1st Sean & Nigel White 2h:02m:21s 03/04/12
2nd Andi James, Glen Bryant, Iain MacNaughton and Steve Wilson 2h:08m:57s 09/03/12
3rd Sean & Nigel White 2h:12m:22s 02/04/12
4th Glen Bryant 2h:16m:34s 10/09/11
5th Ivo and friends 2h:35m:00s 02/09/11

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Re: Top Times - DLR Challenge

Post by The Raven » 03 Apr 2012, 13:07

Nigel wrote:1st Sean & Nigel White 2h:02m:21s 03/04/12
2nd Andi James, Glen Bryant, Iain MacNaughton and Steve Wilson 2h:08m:57s 09/03/12
3rd Sean & Nigel White 2h:12m:22s 02/04/12
4th Glen Bryant 2h:16m:34s 10/09/11
5th Ivo and friends 2h:35m:00s 02/09/11
Congrats to the White family!

I wonder if a sub 2 hour time is possible....
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Re: Top Times - DLR Challenge

Post by Nigel » 03 Apr 2012, 13:26

The Raven wrote: I wonder if a sub 2 hour time is possible....
I don't see how on the current off-peak timetable. I haven't looked in detail at the peak timetable to see whether that could shave any time. Also, I see in a couple of weeks' time they are running a test of the special Olympic timetable over a long weekend Friday to Monday - I don't know if that provides any extra possibilities.

Rather frustratingly, the final train of our attempts yesterday and today arrived a full minute later than shown in the Journey Planner. I don't know if that means the JP is incorrect, as I thought unless there were passenger induced delays the DLR ran to a fixed computerised timetable.

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Re: Top Times - DLR Challenge

Post by Starkey7 » 03 Apr 2012, 20:36

Could be public versus working times...

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Re: Top Times - DLR Challenge

Post by tangy » 03 Apr 2012, 22:06

Following on from a few websites that listed these top times threads, which have since been subsequently shut down. I thought I would step up to the altar and produce my own version.

For the moment (as a trial page) I have only done the recent DLR times as from this thread. The webpage can be viewed here www.explorerticket.co.uk/tubechallenge/dlrtop.htm

Note: This is very much work in process so the colours and layout as used may change. Other pages for the other challenges e.g. NLL, Zone 1 etc.) will be added once I have trawled through the pages to get the details of each attempt.
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Re: Top Times - DLR Challenge

Post by The Raven » 04 Apr 2012, 06:26

Wow! Tangy that look really cool! Good luck with the data collection!
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Re: Top Times - DLR Challenge

Post by tangy » 12 Apr 2012, 23:43

The Raven wrote:Wow! Tangy that look really cool! Good luck with the data collection!
Well here is the full list of all recorded DLR attempts that have been made known to me. They have been sub-divided by how many stations were open at the time of the challenge being made.

http://www.explorerticket.co.uk/tubecha ... dlrtop.htm
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Re: Top Times - DLR Challenge

Post by Starkey7 » 17 Apr 2012, 20:03

Great stuff! And, er, I had no idea that I was so far down the list!

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Re: Top Times - DLR Challenge

Post by tractakid » 28 Jul 2012, 13:33

Are the TO times being recorded? Pudding Mill Lane was closed, but both times I went through (dry run and actual attempt) the train stopped anyway.
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Re: Top Times - DLR Challenge

Post by tangy » 04 Dec 2013, 23:20

Current DLR league table (as of 19th October 2013):

www.explorerticket.co.uk/tubechallenge/dlrtop.htm
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Re: Top Times - DLR Challenge

Post by tangy » 26 Feb 2014, 22:12

Current league table (as of 09/02/14)

www.explorerticket.co.uk/tubechallenge/dlrtop.htm
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Re: Top Times - DLR Challenge

Post by tangy » 02 Jul 2015, 19:39

The Raven wrote:I wonder if a sub 2 hour time is possible....
News has reached me today that the DLR challenge can indeed be completed in under 2 hours.
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Re: Top Times - DLR Challenge

Post by The Orange One » 02 Jul 2015, 20:46

That must have been one heck of a Gallions Reach - King George V connection. Congratulations, whoever you are!

Depressingly, this now means I no longer hold an alternative record that holds any real weight at all (LO reset, Zone 1 and DLR beaten). I shall have to check the new record, check the new timetables, see if I can't shave off some more time, and most importantly, get hold of that bus!
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Holds some alternative challenge records. Not sure which ones.
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Re: Top Times - DLR Challenge

Post by palkanetoijala31 » 03 Jul 2015, 07:43

If ur as good at breaking records for the minor challengers why not set ur heights higher!

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