Triple Crown Day - 12th August

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Re: Triple Crown Day

Post by greatkingrat » 15 Jun 2017, 08:37

michael_churchill wrote:
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A warning that on 12 August, the first day of the next Premier League season, although there won't be a West Ham match at the London Stadium, it is the penultimate day of the World Athletics Championship, so the Stratford stations will be busy. For your information, the two sessions are 1000-1400 and 1700-2130 and the stadium will be filling up and emptying out for each. This is also the reason why I won't be doing the Triple Crown.
If you start on the DLR, you should be finished with Stratford before the morning session starts emptying out.
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Re: Triple Crown Day

Post by michael_churchill » 15 Jun 2017, 11:13

Sorry, I didn't mean to put the kibosh on anything. I just thought that you might think to check for football matches going on but that athletics might not be on your radar. It was just a heads-up. As mentioned, it may not affect you if you are already in the DLR system, but after 2:00 pm there is likely to be a lot more people trying to get on the DLR at Stratford and Stratford International. And 2:00 pm is a lot earlier than the usual rush after a football match. Besides, it may not be a full stadium full - if spectators have tickets for both sessions (like me) they may stick around the park or the shopping centre.

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Re: Triple Crown Day

Post by DrainBrain » 15 Jun 2017, 13:28

It's also quite possible that the Chelsea and/or Arsenal matches will be moved once BT and Sky decide their schedules.
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Re: Triple Crown Day

Post by RJSRdg » 15 Jun 2017, 17:16

greatkingrat wrote:
15 Jun 2017, 08:37
michael_churchill wrote:
14 Jun 2017, 08:19
A warning that on 12 August, the first day of the next Premier League season, although there won't be a West Ham match at the London Stadium, it is the penultimate day of the World Athletics Championship, so the Stratford stations will be busy. For your information, the two sessions are 1000-1400 and 1700-2130 and the stadium will be filling up and emptying out for each. This is also the reason why I won't be doing the Triple Crown.
If you start on the DLR, you should be finished with Stratford before the morning session starts emptying out.
That's what I meant to say!

It might not be too bad for anyone finishing on the DLR either as I would imagine most people heading for the athletics would be looking to arrive at Stratford station by 16:30 in order to give themselves enough time to walk to the stadium, get in and find their seats. Allowing 2 hours for Tramlink, 2 for the Bottle, half an hour to get from Tramlink to the Bottle and anything from half an hour to an hour and a half to get from Bank/TG to Stratford depending on route should enable Tramlink starters to miss the crowds as well.

It might be a different matter for anyone starting with the Bottle ( Bottle openers?) but I suspect there will be few of us doing that anyway as it places reliance on a half-hourly service to get between Tramlink and DLR (or vice versa).
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Re: Triple Crown Day

Post by The Orange One » 15 Jun 2017, 18:58

Well, I've just run my original route through, and I am expecting 6 hours 29 minutes from it. But I've just discovered a truly beautiful quirk of the engineering works taking place on the 12th of August, and my entire route's just gone out of the window because I just HAVE to take advantage of this.

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Re: Triple Crown Day

Post by RJSRdg » 15 Jun 2017, 20:00

Hmm... I hadn't thought to check National Rail for engineering works!

Not a showstopper by any means, but just to flag that there will be rail replacement buses between New Beckenham and Hayes on the day, which may affect anyone planning to start/finish their Tramlink leg at Elmer's End.

There will also be a direct service between Charing Cross and Beckenham Junction - which may be what TOO is alluding to, though I can't for myself see how it would be helpful. Of course, he could just be angling for a ride in one of the replacement buses! ;-)
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Re: Triple Crown Day

Post by RJSRdg » 15 Jun 2017, 20:01

PS - mine works out at 6 hours 19...
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Re: Triple Crown Day

Post by dstock17 » 15 Jun 2017, 20:51

to be honest I haven't planned any routes because the date is still up in air is it?

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Re: Triple Crown Day

Post by RJSRdg » 15 Jun 2017, 21:20

I don't think the athletics is enough of a problem to justify moving it to a different date, so still 12th August.
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Re: Triple Crown Day

Post by The Orange One » 15 Jun 2017, 21:23

RJSRdg wrote:
15 Jun 2017, 20:00
Hmm... I hadn't thought to check National Rail for engineering works!

Not a showstopper by any means, but just to flag that there will be rail replacement buses between New Beckenham and Hayes on the day, which may affect anyone planning to start/finish their Tramlink leg at Elmer's End.

There will also be a direct service between Charing Cross and Beckenham Junction - which may be what TOO is alluding to, though I can't for myself see how it would be helpful. Of course, he could just be angling for a ride in one of the replacement buses! ;-)
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Re: Triple Crown Day

Post by Tube Geek » 15 Jun 2017, 21:49

Just a heads up - I am in London For the athletics on the 10th, and if I'm stiff around on the 12th then I will 99% be attending my first public challenge!
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Re: Triple Crown Day

Post by Iain » 16 Jun 2017, 00:28

Hopefully not stiff though, or it could go badly wrong!
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Re: Triple Crown Day

Post by Tube Geek » 16 Jun 2017, 06:09

Iain wrote:
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Hopefully not stiff though, or it could go badly wrong!
Haha! I meant still, of course.
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Re: Triple Crown Day

Post by RJSRdg » 16 Jun 2017, 07:56

If he's a stiff, hw won't be taking part at all....
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Re: Triple Crown Day

Post by Going Underground » 21 Jun 2017, 08:41

The 12th August is going to be a real issue for me TBH, is there any other possible day for this.... please....thanks.....
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