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Putney Bridge to Kings Cross Tube Challenge, May Term 2011
After a discussion of the optimal tube journey from Putney Bridge to Kings Cross the best route was to be determined by a race, in which no running is allowed, using only tube lines, from Putney Bridge to Kings Cross
Sat 2nd April
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After debate about the route from Putney Bridge to Kings Cross the race was quickly on. With a 30 second wait at Earls Court, while Alex was changing trains and avoiding the wait, I felt I fell behind early. However a quick walking transit at Victoria combined with a 2 minute wait for the connection put me back on track. I arrived in time for the 22:06, which Alex would have failed to make, but had to wait for the 22:15.
Having disembarked the District line train full of optimism, my dreams were quickly crushed upon arriving at the Piccadilly platform to find no trains up on the timetable. I waited patiently, managing not to swear at any more members of the TFL workforce. After about 3 minutes, the board said a train would be arriving in 2 minutes. The first few stations went by rapidly, but after Piccadilly Circus it got fairly crowded, which clearly slowed me down.
Overall a solid performance despite the conditions. Next time out I'm convinced there will be a better result.
BPBC recommend the mainline to Vauxhall, and then the Victoria line.
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