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Re: Desktop challenge!

Post by Going Underground » 29 May 2016, 17:50

OK my tuppence worth....

1) We stick with the original rules, for some reason a perfectly good challenge has been hugely complicated for no good reason
2) With Tube Olympics going on this year we have enough challenges already so lets defer until 2017
3) When someone has finally calculated the actual maximum number of stations and route(s) please post here (Based on the initial rules/criteria please...
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Re: Desktop challenge!

Post by The Orange One » 29 May 2016, 19:15

Hakan's put through his ten 129 Snakes under the initial criteria - I'm counting that as solved.

I think the next new challenge to be attempted should really be the Rainbow Challenge, that's been such a long time coming! But yes, defer until 2017. The thing about the Snake, though, is it doesn't require extensive route planning beforehand!!

This longest snakes that do not cross over themselves (initial criteria) and snakes using extra modes business was simply down to idle curiosity. It won't really happen!
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Re: Desktop challenge!

Post by Iain » 30 May 2016, 09:01

The Orange One wrote:West Croydon is two separate stations, so all the Tramlink does is make the Wimbledon finish extremely long.
not sure what you mean Hugo - tram isn't a station at West Croydon - just caught a few yards outside of the Overground station, but through a gate line, so in breach of the rules I believe.
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Re: Desktop challenge!

Post by Tube Geek » 30 May 2016, 09:06

So not a separate station, but not a "valid" interchange due to a gateline? Right.
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Re: Desktop challenge!

Post by Iain » 30 May 2016, 09:36

That's how I read it, yes.
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Re: Desktop challenge!

Post by The Orange One » 30 May 2016, 09:41

Unlike at Wimbledon where they call at a platform inside the complex, at West Croydon you have to go outside onto the road to get the tram. Plus it's in breach of the gateline rule, so I'd say that was very clear cut!

As trams don't call at tram stations but tram stops, of course it's not a station.
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Re: Desktop challenge!

Post by Iain » 30 May 2016, 09:50

So what do you mean by "West Croydon is two separate stations"?
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Re: Desktop challenge!

Post by The Orange One » 30 May 2016, 10:27

I was not being pedantic - I see I should have said "West Croydon is a station and a tram stop, separate from each other".
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Re: Desktop challenge!

Post by Iain » 30 May 2016, 17:00

Ah right I see - it confused me :)
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Re: Desktop challenge!

Post by Tube Geek » 18 Jul 2016, 14:43

Any news on the mass attempt at this?
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Re: Desktop challenge!

Post by Tube Geek » 18 Jul 2016, 18:51

OMG! Whilst being bored and having a look at this, I found a 167 for the all TfL Modes Route! It is:
Epping :arrow: Woodford :arrow: Stratford (via loop) :arrow: Romford :arrow: Upminster :arrow: Mile End :arrow: Liverpool Street :arrow: Baker Street :arrow: Wembley Park :arrow: Rayners Lane :arrow: Acton Town :arrow: Earl's Court :arrow: West Brompton :arrow: Clapham Junction :arrow: Canada Water :arrow: Canning Town :arrow: Poplar :arrow: West India Quay :arrow: Bank :arrow: TCR :arrow: Warren Street :arrow: Oxford Circus :arrow: Notting Hill Gate :arrow: Paddington :arrow: Willesden Junction :arrow: Highbury & Islington :arrow: Whitechapel :arrow: Westminster :arrow: London Bridge :arrow: Stockwell :arrow: Victoria :arrow: South Kensington :arrow: Piccadilly Circus :arrow: Charing Cross :arrow: Leicester Square :arrow: Covent Garden

Please tell me if it's wrong!

In regards to my last post, I forgot this was not going to be until 2017 at least! :roll:

EDIT: Thanks to GKR, this is now a 169!
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Re: Desktop challenge!

Post by greatkingrat » 18 Jul 2016, 20:12

I think it is still possible to increase that by quite a lot. I can't believe Covent Garden is the best finishing station.

For a start, you can go Bank - Tottenham Court Road - Warren Street - Oxford Circus - Notting Hill Gate, which adds two stations. When the Goblin reopens you can go Willesden - Gospel Oak - Blackhorse Road - Highbury - Whitechapel which adds another five, for a total of 174.
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Re: Desktop challenge!

Post by greatkingrat » 18 Jul 2016, 20:36

208 :D

Epping :arrow: Woodford :arrow: Stratford (via Hainault) :arrow: Romford :arrow: Upminster :arrow: Mile End :arrow: Liverpool Street (via Central) :arrow: Baker Street :arrow: Wembley Park (via Jubilee) :arrow: Rayners Lane :arrow: Ealing Common :arrow: Ealing Broadway :arrow: Notting Hill Gate :arrow: Gloucester Road :arrow: Gunnersbury :arrow: Gospel Oak :arrow: Blackhorse Road :arrow: Highbury & Islington :arrow: Whitechapel :arrow: Westminster :arrow: London Bridge :arrow: Stockwell :arrow: Victoria :arrow: South Kensington :arrow: Green Park :arrow: Bond Street :arrow: Oxford Circus :arrow: Warren Street :arrow: Leicester Square :arrow: Holborn :arrow: Bank :arrow: Canary Wharf DLR (not stopping at West India Quay) :arrow: Poplar (stopping at West India Quay) :arrow: Canning Town :arrow: Canada Water :arrow: Clapham Junction :arrow: West Brompton :arrow: Wimbledon :arrow: Beckenham Junction
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Re: Desktop challenge!

Post by Tube Geek » 25 Nov 2016, 14:01

Going Underground wrote:OK my tuppence worth....

1) We stick with the original rules, for some reason a perfectly good challenge has been hugely complicated for no good reason
2) With Tube Olympics going on this year we have enough challenges already so lets defer until 2017
3) When someone has finally calculated the actual maximum number of stations and route(s) please post here (Based on the initial rules/criteria please...
It's nearing 2017.... Any possible dates?
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Re: Desktop challenge!

Post by Going Underground » 25 Nov 2016, 17:48

Tube Geek wrote:
Going Underground wrote: When someone has finally calculated the actual maximum number of stations and route(s) please post here (Based on the initial rules/criteria please)..
It's nearing 2017.... Any possible dates?
Once this has been confirmed we can look at something
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