Birmingham R15

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Re: Birmingham R15

Post by tangy » 24 Nov 2019, 16:51

I would be interested in this challenge.
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Re: Birmingham R15

Post by tufnellpark » 28 Nov 2019, 11:36

By order of the Peaky Blinders...

Myself and xcooler123 will be hosting a Birmingham R15 on 22nd February 2020. Meet Birmingham New Street for 11:00 start. Station draw will take place at 09:00 and updated here. Team Balti curry at 19:30. Time limit is 8 hours. Train must stop at station to count but you do not need to get off. You will be expected to submit route and train times for checking. Photos will be required for each R15 station. No engineering works known at this time.

Train fares: nNetwork DayTripper Plus £9.60;
London-Birmingham from £6.40 (Chiltern), £8.50 (First West Coast) Advance booking available from next week

An option is to stay in Birmingham on Saturday night. Premier Inn rooms are now available from £29.50.
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Re: Birmingham R15

Post by tufnellpark » 28 Nov 2019, 11:37

Attending - tufnellpark

Balti - tufnellpark
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Re: Birmingham R15

Post by tufnellpark » 28 Nov 2019, 11:43

greatkingrat wrote:
19 Nov 2019, 14:02
I'm interested. Is there a full list of stations - the website isn't very clear. It looks like the ticket is only valid as far as Kidderminster, not Worcester? Is the Redditch line included?
You're right, the Network West Midlands website is poor. R15 station list will include Hartlebury, Droitwich Spa, Worcester Foregate Street, Shrub Hill, Bromsgrove, Barnt Green, Alvechurch and Redditch. These are not included in DayTripper Plus, so if any of these stations are visited, you will need an additional ticket. This also applies to Coventry-Leamington Spa route.
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Re: Birmingham R15

Post by greatkingrat » 30 Nov 2019, 01:24

I think it would be better to just stick to the area covered by the ticket and avoid the complications/expense of extra tickets.

Will you include Bordesley in the draw? While it does have one train on Saturdays, if it was selected in the list, it would probably mean everyone having very similar routes.
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Re: Birmingham R15

Post by tufnellpark » 04 Dec 2019, 09:15

greatkingrat wrote:
30 Nov 2019, 01:24
Will you include Bordesley in the draw? While it does have one train on Saturdays, if it was selected in the list, it would probably mean everyone having very similar routes.
Thanks for the question. Sat Feb 22nd is a Birmingham City home game, so Bordesley has an enhanced Saturday service of 12 trains each way. Mainly around 14:00-15:00 and 17:00-18:00. Stopping trains on match days are marked in the timetables with an F.
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Re: Birmingham R15

Post by tufnellpark » 06 Dec 2019, 13:07

tufnellpark wrote:
28 Nov 2019, 11:37
Attending - tufnellpark

Balti - tufnellpark
Could be an easy win if it’s just me!
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Re: Birmingham R15

Post by EastActionWoman » 06 Dec 2019, 13:37

Definitely interested, but will have to confirm closer to the date.
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Re: Birmingham R15

Post by al » 06 Dec 2019, 21:26

Attending - tufnellpark, al

Balti - tufnellpark

Not sure about the Balti
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Re: Birmingham R15

Post by Lunaticonthegrass » 07 Dec 2019, 14:03

Also interested, but also not able to confirm right now. (Sorry I can't be more definite.)
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Re: Birmingham R15

Post by xcooler123 » 04 Jan 2020, 17:18

Attending - tufnellpark, al, xcooler123

Balti - tufnellpark, xcooler123
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Re: Birmingham R15

Post by Lunaticonthegrass » 07 Jan 2020, 19:07

I'm now attending, as will be my partner in grime. We'll also both be going for the curry afterwards.
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Re: Birmingham R15

Post by xcooler123 » 17 Jan 2020, 13:08

I have now created a link to a pack with contains a "tube-style" map I created and timetables which cover all routes and stations which could come out. Let me know if anyone has any issues accessing it -

https://drive.google.com/open?id=1YWFD2 ... knhLSFsLHN
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20 x R15, Best Time - 02:02:46
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Re: Birmingham R15

Post by EastActionWoman » 17 Jan 2020, 13:30

xcooler123 wrote:
17 Jan 2020, 13:08
I have now created a link to a pack with contains a "tube-style" map I created and timetables which cover all routes and stations which could come out. Let me know if anyone has any issues accessing it -

https://drive.google.com/open?id=1YWFD2 ... knhLSFsLHN
Lovely bit of work there.

Unfortunately I can't make this one, but looking forward to the write ups. Enjoy!
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Re: Birmingham R15

Post by al » 17 Jan 2020, 19:20

xcooler123 wrote:
17 Jan 2020, 13:08
I have now created a link to a pack with contains a "tube-style" map I created and timetables which cover all routes and stations which could come out. Let me know if anyone has any issues accessing it -

https://drive.google.com/open?id=1YWFD2 ... knhLSFsLHN
Top work David! That will be very handy on the day, thanks.

Just for any contenders unfamiliar with the nuances of the West Midlands rail network, the red line going left out of New Street normally curves left to rejoin itself, as the Rugeley trains tend to go fast to Tame Bridge avoiding Aston etc.
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