Zone 1 with the NLE

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Elsie
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Zone 1 with the NLE

Post by Elsie »

Hello all.

On Friday the 24th Sept I took the day off to visit the new stations at Battersea and Nine Elms ... then have a crack at my one and only attempt at a Zone 1 time. I'm a Grandad, unfit and definitely too old for this. Running is entirely out of the question, as is bombing up and down stairs escalators! My route was:

13:26 Battersea - Waterloo
13:39 Waterloo - Elephant & Castle
13:46 Elephant & Castle - London Bridge
13:52 London Bridge - Waterloo
14:00 Waterloo - Euston
14:13 Euston - Moorgate
14:24 Moorgate - Paddington (H&C)
14:52 Paddington (Bakerloo) - Oxford Circus
15:02 Oxford Circus - Queensway
15:08 Queensway - Bayswater (Walk)
15:14 Bayswater - Earls Court (1st train was a waiting circle - changed to a District at HSK)
15:28 Earls Court - Russel Square
15:48 Russel Square - Holborn
15:51 Holborn - Liverpool St
16:01 Liverpool St - Aldgate
16:03 Aldgate - Aldgate East (Walk)
16:09 Aldgate East - Sloan Square
16:30 Sloane Square - Victoria
16:36 Victoria - Vauxhall 16:40

Stopwatch time was 3h 13m 37s ... which is never going to be a record and will easily and comfortably be beaten but for a fat old Grandad, I'm happy with it! I've sent an email to Tangy with my times and a link to the photos I took at each station so they can be compared.

Never again ...
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How was the juggling act between writing arrival/departure times and taking photos?
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Elsie
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All on my phone; just had the camera app and Excel running. Some of the photos aren't great as I'm trying to take them on a busy train ... And when not next to the platform door it's harder.
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Post by RJSRdg »

Well done! That looks a pretty efficient route (and indeed, allowing for a bus/run between Vauxhall and BPS can be made into a circular route).

Assuming Tangy verifies it, it will be a record, as you're the first!
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How is tangy going to "verify" it? Does he want photos and witness statements?
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OK, not the best choice of word from me.

I'm sure Tangy will take it on trust as he usually does. I was really thinking of the offchance that he might spot a station Elsie had missed as being a 'non-verification' but I'm sure if there was an error in Elsie's route, someone would have found it by now.
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South Kensington's been missed.
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DLR: 1:56:33 (130320)
South of the River: 2:05:58 (050220)
South of the River post NLE: 2:04:34 (210921)
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tintin wrote: 07 Oct 2021, 23:07 South Kensington's been missed.
That's a good question. Do you have to visit South Ken on a Circle/District stopping service, or can the Piccadilly line count as a pass through?
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Post by DavidC »

Sadly rule 3 applies in this situation - commiserations to Elsie. A longer bounceback beyond Sloane Square towards the end looks like it would have avoided the problem.

http://www.explorerticket.co.uk/tubecha ... 1rules.htm

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Post by Elsie »

I did go through South Kensington on the Piccadilly line ... but it was closed; I'd missed that in the rules! :cry:

Serves me right for not checking properly! I'm hoping to get a trip to Guys & St Thomas Hospital at the end of month, maybe I'll get a chance to try again and do it properly! Thank you for highlighting the error!
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Post by DavidC »

I feel a bit guilty, but earlier today I used your route (with bounceback extension to South Ken) to attempt and achieve my first ever Z1.

I chose your route because I am a fiftysomething who merely walks briskly and, for example, I didn't fancy having to get from Chancery Lane to Farringdon as one of the other routes involves.

So, I achieved 3:16:50.

Email to tangy to follow, giving me a post-NLE Z1 time and my previous South of the River tube time before the Bank blockade starts.

Thank you for doing the hard work and renewed commiserations for your own attempt.
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Post by Lunaticonthegrass »

DavidC wrote: 14 Jan 2022, 23:59 ...I didn't fancy having to get from Chancery Lane to Farringdon as one of the other routes involves.
I've decided that that's one of my favourite standard runs. There's a steady downhill for most of the way to help you along. Doing it in reverse probably isn't much fun though.

And anyway, if you're not the most enthusiastic of runners I don't blame you for avoiding it!
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