Networks with Guinness World Records

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Networks with Guinness World Records

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What Networks in the world have GWRs?
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AFAIK:

London Underground
New York Subway
Berlin U-Bahn
Paris Metro
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Munich has a listing but no time shown
Held some Alternative Challenge records for a long time.
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Current Listing with completed records: London, New York (Subway and Ferries), Paris, Munich, Berlin, Copenhagen (S Train), Vancouver (SkyTrain), Boston, Rotterdam, Hong Kong, Washington D.C., Madrid and Delhi
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Additional networks available to run without current records: Melbourne (trams), TransPerth (commuter rail), Boston (commuter rail), Toronto, Seoul, Nagoya, Tokyo, Moscow, Lisbon, Chicago, Amsterdam, Beijing, Montreal, Atlanta, Stockholm, Frankfurt, Sao Paulo, Sydney (commuter rail), Mexico, Vienna and Adelaide

Phew! Of these the Vienna U Bahn looks attractive to me
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And of course, London does not currently have a completed record owing to the re-set for Battersea.
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jrparkin wrote: 27 Feb 2022, 19:43 Additional networks available to run without current records: Melbourne (trams), TransPerth (commuter rail), Boston (commuter rail), Toronto, Seoul, Nagoya, Tokyo, Moscow, Lisbon, Chicago, Amsterdam, Beijing, Montreal, Atlanta, Stockholm, Frankfurt, Sao Paulo, Sydney (commuter rail), Mexico, Vienna and Adelaide

Phew! Of these the Vienna U Bahn looks attractive to me
Boston (if you restrict it to the Red, Orange, Green and Blue lines) is a good one to try. The western splits of the green line make it look difficult, but it's easy to find a good route if you start in the right place.

When I was there I did do the complete network, but split that over two days rather than racing the clock. And they've added more stations now, so my time wouldn't have lasted long anyway.
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Hi everyone! First time posting here.

Does anyone know if GWR generally accepts submissions for records in new cities? I'm from Spain and wanted to do the challenge pre-Covid in Madrid but didn't have a chance. I'm now living in Barcelona, which has a pretty big and old metro system but does not have an official GWC, hence the question.

I'm doing this for fun more than anything but I thought hey, why not, a GWR would be cool :)
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I've a feeling that in order to prevent having a glut of records to manage, Guinness have limited the list to the cities already on it.
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Yeah, I thought so. I just hoped to maybe find somebody here who had gotten one of their own approved :cry: But anyways that doesn't detract from the fun of doing it :P
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hectorgut47 wrote: 27 Aug 2022, 19:35 Yeah, I thought so. I just hoped to maybe find somebody here who had gotten one of their own approved :cry: But anyways that doesn't detract from the fun of doing it :P
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Something interesting along the same lines - pun intended - I got a brief chance to sneak a look at the new Guinness World Records book and it lists NY as having 468 subway stations

Oops!!
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jrparkin wrote: 09 Oct 2020, 18:54 Current Listing with completed records: London, New York (Subway and Ferries), Paris, Munich, Berlin, Copenhagen (S Train), Vancouver (SkyTrain), Boston, Rotterdam, Hong Kong, Washington D.C., Madrid and Delhi
Frankfurt U Bahn has now a Guinness World Record, at 3 hours, 21 minutes and 15 seconds
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jrparkin wrote: 27 Feb 2022, 19:43 Additional networks available to run without current records: Melbourne (trams), TransPerth (commuter rail), Boston (commuter rail), Toronto, Seoul, Nagoya, Tokyo, Moscow, Lisbon, Chicago, Amsterdam, Beijing, Montreal, Atlanta, Stockholm, Sao Paulo, Sydney (commuter rail), Mexico, Vienna and Adelaide
Brussels and Hyderabad is now on the list of available metro systems now if anyone is interested
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Now we also have Copenhagen Metro (in addition to the S train) and San Francisco which I assume means the Muni Metro not BART
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