Oh no you're not!
Annoyingly I'm not going to be able to attend as I'm going to be up in London drinking heavily with friends, however depending on the state that I'm in around 6pm I might pop my head round the door of the pub and have a catch up.
Oh no you're not!
That will be good if you can make it James
Advice for regular Tube customers
Due to Winter Wonderland, the following stations will be exceptionally busy between Friday 22 November and Sunday 5 January
Please find alternative routes and allow extra time for your journey.
- Marble Arch - Exit only from 19:00 until 23:00 on Fridays, and from 11:00 until 23:00 on weekends and bank holidays
- Hyde Park Corner - Exit only from 19:00 until 23:00 on Fridays, and from 11:00 until 23:00 on weekends and bank holidays
- Knightsbridge - Exit only at busy times on Friday evenings and on weekends and bank holidays
- Green Park - The station will be exceptionally busy and there may be queues to use the lifts. You may be asked to move around the station differently. Allow extra time for your journey, especially when changing between lines
I've managed to work out a route which that a) goes through Hyde Park Corner before all the one-way shenanigans start and b) finishes at Ravenscourt Park in time for me to get to the theatre. With luck and no suspensions on the Central line should be done in around 8h30m. Not too much running between stations, so will give it a go even if it is raining.EastActionWoman wrote: ↑03 Nov 2019, 19:02My initial route would have finished at Elm Park. But now that I need to be at a 18.00 panto, that would mean finishing around 16.30 at Elm Park to have time to get back. Even starting at 9.00, I think that sort of pace is beyond me, so happy to take a bit longer and finish somewhere convenient for Hammersmith.
It's a good excuse to play with maps a bit longer too
OK Is it being unaccessible to public if so a station sign picture please tangy and pm me ittangy wrote: ↑24 Nov 2019, 16:59As mentioned to those in pub after Random 15, this date clashes with a planned visit (with the Branch Line Society) to the remote station of British Steel Redcar to board the very last train to stop there before the station is effectively "closed" as passenger trains would thereafter cease to call.
So no "Parks" for me this year.
Sounds like a great first effort. Last time I flung myself at the lift doors at Belsize Park I broke them... leading to some very unhappy looking customers. Cue a very swift run up the staircase! I tend to pack Soreen loaf for long challenges like Parks as its great energy and not too heavy or bulky to carry aroundEastActionWoman wrote: ↑15 Dec 2019, 10:47My first Parks challenge and I knew it was never going to be a good time cos of needing to be in Hammersmith by 17.30. In the end managed 22 stations in 8 hours 3 mins (missing out Park Royal and Ravenscourt Park). I saw Rob at Chiswick Park at 9.00, but surprised that I didn't see anyone heading in the opposite direction to me during the day.
My route: Chiswick Park -> Hyde Park Corner -> Green Park -> St James's Park -> Newbury Park -> Upton Park -> Elm Park -> Finsbury Park -> Belsize Park -> Woodside Park -> Tufnell Park -> Canons Park -> Wembley Park -> Moor Park -> Northwick Park -> Stonebridge Park -> Queen's Park -> Kilburn Park -> Regent's Park -> Westbourne Park -> Holland Park ( -> Park Royal) -> Wimbledon Park ( -> Ravenscourt Park)
Hopefully next year, I won't have any evening plans and I'll be able to do something more sensible.
1. Flung myself through closing lift doors at Belsize Park. There was only one member of staff on duty, so entrance and exit was at same point. Only 2 minutes from getting off the train to getting back on.
2. Photo at Wembley Park and interchange onto Watford train done in two minutes.
3. The ladies loos at Northwick Park are very nice.
4. At Kilburn Park looked like a long gap until the next train, so started sauntering up the escalator. Changed my mind half way up and ran for photo and back to platform. My arrival train had been held to regulate the service and I managed to squeeze back on as the doors were closing.
5. Only five minutes from getting off the train at Regent's Park to getting on one at Great Portland Street.
1. Getting stuck behind people with wheelie suitcases at Victoria.
2. Only one lift in action at Tufnell Park, meant I missed my connection with Thameslink between Kentish Town and West Hampstead. Headed to King's Cross to get Met line - and was waiting there for 10 minutes instead.
3. Seven minute waits at both Kenton and Stonebridge Park.
4. Getting stuck amongst a shedload of unhappy Chelsea fans at Wimbledon Park so that I missed the return northbound train by a few seconds.
1. Dates are brilliant as energy snack food
2. Keep running, you never know what might turn up
3. Stay by the exit door in case the train gets busy later
4. On a planned route, allow more time for connections to infrequent trains
5. Stay hydrated
6. Go back to the gym!!
Panto was excellent - included a long section where the fairy godmother was doing lots of underground station related puns, e.g. "I even made a veil". Looking forward to hearing how others got on.
Wow we really did scare you with the tales of woe caused by Winter Wonderland