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Re: The Raven Alternative Challenge ideas

Post by The Raven » 01 Jun 2020, 09:33

Station length challenge

Start at a station with 4 letters (Oval or Bank) visit a station with 5 letters, then 6 etc.... until you finish with 19 (King's cross st pancras)

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Re: The Raven Alternative Challenge ideas

Post by EastActionWoman » 01 Jun 2020, 18:24

The Raven wrote:
01 Jun 2020, 09:33
Station length challenge

Start at a station with 4 letters (Oval or Bank) visit a station with 5 letters, then 6 etc.... until you finish with 19 (King's cross st pancras)

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High Street Kensington = 20

As are Heathrow Terminals 2&3 and Totteridge & Whetstone (if you count the ampersand as a letter), or 22 if & = "and". Or 19 if & is ignored.

Nice idea though. Have a vague feeling I've seen it mentioned somewhere in here before ....
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Re: The Raven Alternative Challenge ideas

Post by The Raven » 01 Jun 2020, 18:45

I think you'd have to go with character count because does "st." count as saint?

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Re: The Raven Alternative Challenge ideas

Post by The Raven » 01 Jun 2020, 18:47

Sorry, I got it in my head that KXSP was the longest name....

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Re: The Raven Alternative Challenge ideas

Post by RJSRdg » 02 Jun 2020, 21:49

EastActionWoman wrote:
01 Jun 2020, 18:24
The Raven wrote:
01 Jun 2020, 09:33
Station length challenge

Start at a station with 4 letters (Oval or Bank) visit a station with 5 letters, then 6 etc.... until you finish with 19 (King's cross st pancras)

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High Street Kensington = 20

As are Heathrow Terminals 2&3 and Totteridge & Whetstone (if you count the ampersand as a letter), or 22 if & = "and". Or 19 if & is ignored.

Nice idea though. Have a vague feeling I've seen it mentioned somewhere in here before ....
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Re: The Raven Alternative Challenge ideas

Post by Lunaticonthegrass » 04 Jun 2020, 18:51

RJSRdg wrote:
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Yes, I think I suggested it once.
Yes, you did. I found the original post.

I was going to post a link to the thread, except the original post had no replies so there's not much point.
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Re: The Raven Alternative Challenge ideas

Post by Lunaticonthegrass » 04 Jun 2020, 18:56

I think this would be fun to do as an event, as we'd all finish in the same place and probably all have the same first move: Bank :arrow: Angel. So we'd start and finish together but everything inbetween would be a mystery... until we got to the pub.
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Re: The Raven Alternative Challenge ideas

Post by The Raven » 04 Jun 2020, 19:48

Ground rules (Disagree with me if you wish!) :lol: :

Station name length is determined by how they appear on the standard tube map
Spaces, - , ‘ , don’t count
“&” counts a one letter
One number counts as one letter
“St” counts as two letters
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Re: The Raven Alternative Challenge ideas

Post by EastActionWoman » 04 Jun 2020, 22:49

Yep, I'd agree with that. Think the first three stations have to be Bank, Angel, Euston but lots of variations after that.
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Re: The Raven Alternative Challenge ideas

Post by Lunaticonthegrass » 04 Jun 2020, 23:19

The Raven wrote:
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“&” counts a one letter
One number counts as one letter
That would mean that both Totteridge & Whetstone and Heathrow Terminals 2 & 3 are 20-letter stations as well, so no fixed finishing point.

Which is fine, but I rather like the idea of having to finish at a given station - in this case, High Street Kensington.

Why would you want to finish at T&W or T23 anyway??
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Re: The Raven Alternative Challenge ideas

Post by greatkingrat » 05 Jun 2020, 12:49

If you're using KXSP as your 19 letter station, then it is probably quicker to finish at T&W than HSK.
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Re: The Raven Alternative Challenge ideas

Post by EastActionWoman » 05 Jun 2020, 20:29

I think the only 17-letter station is Kensington Olympia. Could make things interesting :shock:
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Re: The Raven Alternative Challenge ideas

Post by The Raven » 05 Jun 2020, 20:38

EastActionWoman wrote:
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I think the only 17-letter station is Kensington Olympia. Could make things interesting :shock:
I can think of another 17 letter station
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Re: The Raven Alternative Challenge ideas

Post by EastActionWoman » 05 Jun 2020, 22:12

yep, just realised I'd filtered for Zone 1&2 only :D :D :oops: (and excluded zone any stations that are zones 2&3)
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Re: The Raven Alternative Challenge ideas

Post by RJSRdg » 06 Jun 2020, 21:45

And we might have a 21-letter station next year!
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