All the terminals

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All the terminals

Post by RJSRdg » 28 Sep 2018, 22:42

As I got to Cannon Street (the first time!) early last Saturday, I decided to catch a train across the river and back again as I realised it was the only surviving Zone 1 terminus I'd never travelled out of!

Which set me wondering - is there a record for travelling to/from all the Zone 1 terminals in the shortest time? I suppose the challenge really ought to include a Blackfriars terminator, a train to/from the terminal platforms at London Bridge and a non-Thameslink service to/from St Pancras (presumably using HS1 otherwise you'd wind up in Kettering or even further afield!).
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Re: All the terminals

Post by al » 28 Sep 2018, 22:55

It sounds like there should be, including those "extras" as you suggest! I wonder how much you would end up going out and in of all the termini though, rather than hopping across lines at the outer points?
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Re: All the terminals

Post by DrainBrain » 29 Sep 2018, 14:35

There was a challenge to do all Zone 1 NR stations a few years ago. It was a really fun challenge.

Results here: viewtopic.php?f=4&t=2852&start=120#p79208

I don't think it meets your precise definition, but it's similar. Obviously you can browse that thread for more details.
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Re: All the terminals

Post by greatkingrat » 29 Sep 2018, 16:29

Kings Cross is getting harder to do. Since the Thameslink changes there are now only 2tph that stop at Finsbury Park, anything else is non-stop to at least Stevenage.
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Post by A2 » 29 Sep 2018, 18:14

greatkingrat wrote:
29 Sep 2018, 16:29
Kings Cross is getting harder to do. Since the Thameslink changes there are now only 2tph that stop at Finsbury Park, anything else is non-stop to at least Stevenage.
Unless you do the challenge at a weekend, as currently all Great Northern / Thameslink services are going in to Kings Cross (they've seemingly given up on the concept of through services).
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Re: All the terminals

Post by tractakid » 08 Oct 2018, 12:54

Yeah, it was the terminals that gave inspiration for that challenge. Increasing it to all of Zone 1 made it more interesting and reduced arguments about what is considered to be a terminal!
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Re: All the terminals

Post by A Challenge » 08 Oct 2018, 19:20

You should do it including a trip on every UK TOC that serves it- come on - it's not that hard, the furthest you'd have to go is Luton Airport Parkway, York, Stevenage x2 and Milton Keynes Central (discounting Scotland on the sleeper) :D
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