Tube Olympics 2016: Event 1- All Lines

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Tube Olympics 2016: Event 1- All Lines

Post by tangy » 22 Jun 2016, 00:51

Hello and welcome to the Tube Olympics for 2016. I am your host (the TOSA) and we will be ploughing straight into the games with an All Lines for the opening event.

All Lines: Tuesday 5th July 18:00 UK local time.

The rules for this challenge:

1. You can start the challenge at any station that suits you- there will be no formal meet up beforehand.
2. You may start the challenge at or after 18:00:00 (attempts started before this time will be withdrawn). Clock can be started when the train doors are locked closed ready for departure.
3. As the All Lines is a relatively short challenge in duration, you can have as many attempts as you wish between 18:00:00 and 20:29:59. You can abort any attempt and start again if you wish.
4. Your final attempt must have commenced before 20:30:00 (attempts started after this time will be withdrawn). Again, the time is counted when the train doors are locked closed ready for departure.
5. You must travel between at least two stations on ALL 11 London Underground lines- this does include the Waterloo & City line.
6. Where two or more lines share the same piece of track, you must travel on ALL the different lines for an attempt to be valid. For example, a journey between King’s Cross and Farringdon only counts for the line your train is described as (say a Circle), it does not mean you have done the Circle, Met and H&C together. Please make sure you look at the train destination screens for the correct line- especially with the new S stock now on the Subsurface lines.
7. If you have done multiple attempts within the time limit, only submit your best time for judging. Any others can still be kept and logged on Explorer Ticket.
8. Once you have completed your final attempt please head to the usual post challenge meet up location- the Bricklayers Arms in Gresse Street (off TCR).
9. In case of disputes, the decision of the TOSA is final.

Hands up, who am I expecting?

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Post by Going Underground » 22 Jun 2016, 12:06

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Re: Tube Olympics 2016: Event 1- All Lines

Post by RJSRdg » 22 Jun 2016, 23:13

Going Underground wrote:Attending: GU
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Re: Tube Olympics 2016: Event 1- All Lines

Post by quisquidillius » 26 Jun 2016, 21:02

Hello,

I will try my best to make this, but there are some factors - whether I am tired from my walking trip that ends the day before, which involves a long train ride down from Cumbria; and whether I can find somebody from school who does not board (they would be breaking school rules going that far at that time) and is willing to do this.

Also, does this pub have any specific policies on under-18s entering the premises?

Thanks!
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Post by Going Underground » 26 Jun 2016, 21:29

quisquidillius wrote:
Also, does this pub have any specific policies on under-18s entering the premises?

Thanks!
No they are used to us, it's very small and will be in the bar at the rear of the pub
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Post by xcooler123 » 26 Jun 2016, 21:49

Attending:

GU
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Finally an event I can get along to! :D
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Re: Tube Olympics 2016: Event 1- All Lines

Post by RJSRdg » 26 Jun 2016, 23:00

Presumably in the event of an unexpected line closure, the challenge would then be to travel on the other ten (though quite what happens if the closure begins at say 7:30pm might be debatable)?

A *partial* closure of a line could lead to some interesting complications!
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Post by tufnellpark » 27 Jun 2016, 11:06

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Post by tractakid » 04 Jul 2016, 23:52

Attending:

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Post by hopeful traveller » 05 Jul 2016, 00:28

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Post by tractakid » 05 Jul 2016, 16:17

On my way to town now :)
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Post by Going Underground » 05 Jul 2016, 16:19

tractakid wrote:On my way to town now :)

Leaving office in 15mins, it's hot out there!
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Post by xcooler123 » 05 Jul 2016, 17:03

On my way from Birmingham [SMILING FACE WITH SMILING EYES]

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Post by A Challenge » 05 Jul 2016, 18:02

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Post by hopeful traveller » 06 Jul 2016, 10:50

That was a disaster. 4 attempts, 1 completed...

Attempt 1 was started at Baker Street after I was running late so I decided to make hay and start on the train I was already on, hoping for a King's Cross change. However, seeing 25 mins for the next Circle line at Great Portland Street put me off, so I ended up aborting there.

Went to Farringdon to try attempt 2. This one I was desperate to complete to get a time on the board. Pairing up at this point with David, we bolted down the corridor at Liverpool Street only to find a wall of people waiting for the escalator. Reason? Broken track between Marb and White City, and so no Central Line, more or less. 2 mins at the top of the escalator followed by 8 mins for a train really scuppered things. Although nothing went too badly for the rest of that run, it was a slow 55:03.

Thanks to modern technology, we were tracking the perfect three which we ended up having to run for at King's Cross! We connected with Moorgate this time anyway, hoping to do the dodgy Central at the end. The drain went well, and then we got onto the Northern Line (again) at Waterloo, not helped by shenanigans with my Oyster at Waterloo. Why Oyster? It's cheaper, as a 16-18 student but not a "child" paper-ticket, to time out. Once that was sorted, we were looking at the board for Embankment, and somehow - I'm not quite sure how - we did Waterloo -> Embankment and onto a Wimbledon train in 1 minute. It was on the Jubilee line we realised our fatal mistake, and so we went back to King's Cross for another attempt.

Subsurface fine (at which point we saw a lot of people who had obviously started at Farringdon). Moorgate - 2 minute wait. I think we had just missed a train judging by the service pattern. And then Bank (good change, although due to modern technology I was able to pace it), Waterloo, when we went to the BAKERLOO LINE (hallelujah) to Embankment. Yet another cock-up with tickets at Waterloo, resulting in an unrefunded £2 of mine in the ticket machine there and a missed Bakerloo, but only one minute to the next one so no biggie. Then we had an OK change at Embankment, when we ran into the others who had started at Farringdon. We didn't do that because we looked at the Liverpool Street Central Line departure boards and they were awful. When we got to Westminster (my favourite station), Kevin was slow down the escalator, and when he accelerated at the bottom he moved to the inside and blocked me, meaning myself, Andrew, and Richard all missed the train. I had hoped to catch up with David by shadowing him. It turns out we did make the same Central Line train at Bond Street, but due to it being a dive-in-the-door for me I was therefore in the wrong place for Oxford Circus. Due to this, flooding, and overzealous cleaners, I couldn't run, so missed the train David got on. At which point I saw 5 minutes on the board and gave up.

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