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Re: Desktop challenge!

Post by hwolge » 28 Apr 2016, 09:34

Your definition of crossing is exactly as I intended it. Even though in reality the King's X mess does not matter because entering AND leavibg towards the north-east would not yield a very long snake... At Waterloo, it seems that all reasonable snakes using London Bridge - Southwark - Waterloo - Lambeth North - Kennington can instead use Elephant & Castle - Lambeth North - Waterloo for the same number of stations. I think these are the only hair splitting places. But I'm more than happy with your definition.

As for your solution, I can only say there is room for significant improvement!
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Re: Desktop challenge!

Post by DrainBrain » 28 Apr 2016, 17:06

I think I have an improvement:

Epping :arrow: Woodford :arrow: Stratford via Hainault :arrow: Waterloo :arrow: Elephant & Castle :arrow: Stockwell :arrow: Victoria :arrow: South Kensington :arrow: Green Park :arrow: Westminster :arrow: Mile End :arrow: Bank :arrow: Euston :arrow: Tottenham Court Road :arrow: Holborn :arrow: Leicester Square :arrow: Charing Cross :arrow: Oxford Circus :arrow: Notting Hill Gate :arrow: Gloucester Road :arrow: Acton Town :arrow: Rayners Lane :arrow: Wembley Park :arrow: Baker Street :arrow: South Kenton

For 122 stations.
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Re: Desktop challenge!

Post by hwolge » 28 Apr 2016, 19:26

Getting closer, but a few more to go! You have not yet identified the optimum finish station...
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Re: Desktop challenge!

Post by Tube Geek » 28 Apr 2016, 19:51

It's not Heathrow, is it? Either there, Upminster or Amersham/Chesham
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Re: Desktop challenge!

Post by greatkingrat » 28 Apr 2016, 21:38

I've got 122 for both Epping - High Barnet and Epping - Upminster, but struggling to find 123.
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Re: Desktop challenge!

Post by greatkingrat » 28 Apr 2016, 21:56

124 if I've counted correctly

Epping :arrow: Woodford :arrow: Stratford (via Hainault) :arrow: Waterloo :arrow: Elephant & Castle :arrow: Stockwell :arrow: Victoria :arrow: High Street Kensington :arrow: Earls Court :arrow: Acton Town (via District) :arrow: Rayners Lane :arrow: Wembley Park :arrow: Baker Street (via Jubilee) :arrow: Paddington (via Bakerloo) :arrow: Notting Hill Gate :arrow: Bond Street :arrow: Westminster :arrow: Mile End :arrow: Bank :arrow: Kings Cross :arrow: Leicester Square :arrow: Charing Cross :arrow: Oxford Circus :arrow: Tottenham Court Road :arrow: High Barnet (via Mornington Crescent)
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Re: Desktop challenge!

Post by hwolge » 29 Apr 2016, 06:18

greatkingrat wrote:124 if I've counted correctly

Epping :arrow: Woodford :arrow: Stratford (via Hainault) :arrow: Waterloo :arrow: Elephant & Castle :arrow: Stockwell :arrow: Victoria :arrow: High Street Kensington :arrow: Earls Court :arrow: Acton Town (via District) :arrow: Rayners Lane :arrow: Wembley Park :arrow: Baker Street (via Jubilee) :arrow: Paddington (via Bakerloo) :arrow: Notting Hill Gate :arrow: Bond Street :arrow: Westminster :arrow: Mile End :arrow: Bank :arrow: Kings Cross :arrow: Leicester Square :arrow: Charing Cross :arrow: Oxford Circus :arrow: Tottenham Court Road :arrow: High Barnet (via Mornington Crescent)
A couple more to go - still not the best finishing station!
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Re: Desktop challenge!

Post by Tube Geek » 29 Apr 2016, 06:22

Think I got 125 doing Epping - Morden Also nearly got quite a bit more doing Epping - H&W, but realised I went through Baker Street twice :(
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Re: Desktop challenge!

Post by hwolge » 29 Apr 2016, 06:23

Tube Geek wrote:Think I got 125 doing Epping - Morden
I don't think so...
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Re: Desktop challenge!

Post by DrainBrain » 30 Apr 2016, 17:02

126 I hope...

Epping :arrow: Woodford :arrow: Mile End via Hainault :arrow: Liverpool Street (on H&C) :arrow: Embankment :arrow: Piccadilly Circus :arrow: Holborn :arrow: Bank :arrow: Euston :arrow: Tottenham Court Road :arrow: Notting Hill Gate :arrow: Paddington (B/C/D) :arrow: Baker Street (on Bakerloo) :arrow: Wembley Park (on Jubilee) :arrow: Rayners Lane :arrow: Ealing Common/Acton Town :arrow: Earl's Court (on District) :arrow: High Street Kensington :arrow: Gloucester Road/South Kensington :arrow: Green Park :arrow: Westminster :arrow: Victoria :arrow: Stockwell :arrow: Elephant & Castle :arrow: Waterloo :arrow: West Ham :arrow: Upminster

This route isn't doable until Paddington Bakerloo reopens.
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Re: Desktop challenge!

Post by Tube Geek » 02 May 2016, 09:25

Think I've got 130 for the old one; As above, only at Mile End go straight to Embanment without Liverpool Street, and at Holborn go to KCSP :arrow: Liverpool Street :arrow: Bank.
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Re: Desktop challenge!

Post by The Orange One » 02 May 2016, 13:01

Tube Geek wrote:Think I've got 130 for the old one; As above, only at Mile End go straight to Embanment without Liverpool Street, and at Holborn go to KCSP :arrow: Liverpool Street :arrow: Bank.
Nope, you've passed through both Moorgate and KCSP twice - KCSP :arrow: Liverpool Street :arrow: Bank :arrow: Euston!!!
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Re: Desktop challenge!

Post by Tube Geek » 28 May 2016, 11:13

With the new Tube TfL Services Map including the Tramlink, I thought I'd see how many I can get including that. The answer is.... 171!

Epping :arrow: Woodford :arrow: Stratford :arrow: Romford :arrow: Upminster :arrow: West Ham :arrow: Canning Town (by DLR) :arrow: Canary Wharf :arrow: Poplar :arrow: Shadwell :arrow: West Croydon :arrow: East Croydon :arrow: Wimbledon :arrow: Earl's Court :arrow: Ealing Broadway :arrow: Shepherd's Bush :arrow: Willesden Junction :arrow: Baker Street (including Paddington (B)) :arrow: Charing Cross :arrow: Tottenham Court Road :arrow: Liverpool Street :arrow: KCSP :arrow: Finsbury Park (by Picc) :arrow: Highbury & Islington :arrow: Westminster :arrow: London Bridge :arrow: Stockwell :arrow: Victoria :arrow: South Kensington :arrow: Green Park :arrow: Bond Street :arrow: Notting Hill Gate :arrow: Edgware Road.

Note this might be 175, as I added Queensway :arrow: NHG :arrow: Edgware Road at the end after playing around to try and get more than the 133 I originally had!
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Re: Desktop challenge!

Post by The Orange One » 28 May 2016, 17:39

West Croydon is two separate stations, so all the Tramlink does is make the Wimbledon finish extremely long.
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Re: Desktop challenge!

Post by Tube Geek » 28 May 2016, 17:54

Well that's annoying!
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