DLR Challenge: Fastest way from Bank to Tower Gateway?

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DLR Challenge: Fastest way from Bank to Tower Gateway?

Post by reese » 18 Jul 2017, 17:37

Hi there,

I recently decided to try my first challenge: The DLR. My route was Lewisham>Bank>Tower Gateway>Beckton>Bus across to King George V>Woolwich Arsenal>Canning Town>Stratford International>Stratford>All Saints. Everything was alright except for a major hang-up at Bank. I took the District line to Tower Hill and ran to Tower Gateway from there, but the whole thing took 20 minutes. Was it just bad timing, or is there a better way? I'm going to re-attempt my challenge this week.

Any advice is welcome :D
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Re: DLR Challenge: Fastest way from Bank to Tower Gateway?

Post by The Orange One » 18 Jul 2017, 18:17

Just bad timing, because Tower Gateway gets only 6 trains per hour and Bank substantially more it's always worth checking the boards at Shadwell to see whether it would be faster to drop back onto a Tower train and do Tower first (then Bank)...
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Re: DLR Challenge: Fastest way from Bank to Tower Gateway?

Post by reese » 18 Jul 2017, 19:01

The Orange One wrote:
18 Jul 2017, 18:17
Just bad timing, because Tower Gateway gets only 6 trains per hour and Bank substantially more it's always worth checking the boards at Shadwell to see whether it would be faster to drop back onto a Tower train and do Tower first (then Bank)...
Good idea, I'll note that in my logbook.
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Re: DLR Challenge: Fastest way from Bank to Tower Gateway?

Post by RJSRdg » 19 Jul 2017, 08:17

According to Google Maps it's only a 15 minute walk between Bank and Tower Gateway....
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