The Transport Game

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  1. Zoe

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    Game moves
    You must depart from the station or stop where the previous post arrived using a permitted timetabled public transport service. The minimum connection time for the station or stop must be allowed for. Where this is not published, a minimum interchange time is considered to be five minutes. You may not reboard the service used by the previous post. In your post you should clearly state the time your service departs, the company who's service you are using and the time and day of arrival at your chosen destination. English destination names must be used. If arriving by bus or coach then you name should the area in addition to the stop name. Where more than one move is posted in response to the previous move, the move appearing first in the topic shall have precedence. Moves must be submitted in full as new posts and not edits of previous posts. Making a post that does not contain a move with the intention of editing it later to prevent another person posting before you is not permitted. If a move is discovered to be incorrect then the original post must be struck through and the correction made as a new post. Should the previous move leave you at the end of a bus route at a stop with no departures, you may walk to the nearest bus stop where services are available. For journeys using any TfL service, times from the TfL journey planner must be used. For non-TfL bus services traveline.info must be used.

    Waiting
    You must use the first available service to reach your destination after allowing for the minimum interchange time. You may not wait more for more than two hours after the first available service (to any destination) after allowing for the minimum interchange time.
    Walking
    You may not walk between stations of the same mode although you may walk to a different bus stop at the same location for example by crossing the road in order to travel in a different direction. You may also walk when changing modes but only to a stop serving the same location.

    Game coverage
    You may not leave the island of Great Britain except where a fixed link exists to an island close to Great Britain.

    Prohbitted transport
    The use of cars, taxis, planes or helicopters is not permitted in this game.

    Timetables
    You should use the current timetable for the relevant day not including timetable variations for engineering works or other disruptions. You may use regular timetabled services which you even if boarding is only possible subject to availability (including National Express coach, the Caledonian sleeper and the Jacobite steam train but not railtours). On 25/26 December this game considers a full timetable for the relevant day to be in use.

    Invalid moves
    Any move that does not comply with the above rules may be declared void by Zoe in which case may be given time to submit a valid post. If this is not done then the game will continue from the last valid post.

    Holds
    If it is believed that a post is not valid then a hold should be requested by posting HOLD HOLD HOLD and a reference to the post in question. Once a hold has been requested no further moves should be posted until the hold is cleared.

    A hold is considered cleared when:

    1. The original poster and person calling the hold reach agreement over the validity of the post and if necessary, the author of the original poster corrects their submission. The caller may then clear the hold they called by posting RESUME. If this is not done within 24 hours then an adjudication will be made. Should the original poster elect to strike through their post then all moves following shall be null and void. The original poster must then either post a new move or declare open floor in which case the game will RESUME from the last valid move. If a HOLD is called due to an unclear situation (for example contradictory timetables) or a rules query then the HOLD will remain in effect until the caller or Zoe has posted RESUME.

    2. An adjudication is made by Zoe in which case RESUME will be posted by Zoe with details on where the game will continue from.

    First move: Depart Birmingham New Street on Monday at 06:42 using Cross Country and arrive at Bristol Temple Meads at 08:08.
     
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  3. Peter Mugridge

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    09.13 FGW service on Monday from Bristol Temple Meads to Penzance, arrive 13.17 ( The 07.30 "Merchant Venturer" off Paddington ).
     
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    Penzance depart 1400 arrive truro 1439

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    Depart Truro on Monday at 15:27 using First Great Western and arrive at Plymouth at 16:52.

    Think I've got the hang of this. :D
     
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    Taking the Western Greyhound bus - 592 service from Plymouth at 17:48 - where the same bus turns into the 593 service at Liskeard and leaves us at Bodmin (for ease of continuing journey, outside the station ;) ) at 19:01 (still Monday, if you're not keeping up!)
     
  7. Zoe

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    Does it stop at or near Plymouth station though?
     
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    Right outside the entrance exit of Plymouth station

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    Yep, the timetable quotes 'Plymouth, opp Station' for the time I quoted :)
     
  10. Zoe

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    So to clarify, we are at Bodmin Parkway station now and not Bodmin town centre?
     
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    I also wandered if were at bodmin general or parkway, he's just told us outside the station

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    Oops. Bodmin General station, Monday, 19:01. Think that's everything now. Next! ;)
     
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    Looks like it's going to be a long night out on the streets in Bodmin then.
     
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    Nope, not a night in bodmin, 1913 western greyhound service 555 to bodmin parkway arrive 1925

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    23.06 FGW sleeper to reading arriving at 04.05 on tuesday.
     
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    Depart Reading on Tuesday at 04:39 using FGW again and arrive at Ealing Broadway at 05:25.
     
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    So you are going to wait on the platform at Bodmin Parkway for about 4 hours then?
     
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    05.54 FGW to Greenford arrive 06.09.
    --- old post above --- --- new post below ---


    Yes I am.
     
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    Depart Greenford on Tuesday at 06:16 using London Underground's Central Line and arrive at Liverpool Street at 06:54.
     
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    Hope it didn't get too cold.

    If anyone wants to get the London Underground, you can get timings using the TfL journey planner.
     
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    07.30 from Liverpool Street to Colchester arriving 08.22 (Tuesday)
     
  22. Zoe

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    We are already at Liverpool Street.
     
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    Your a bit late :)
     
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    Changed it now!! We're at Colchester
     
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    From Colchester at 0848 to Shenfield at 0925.
     
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    09.41 to chelmsford arriving at 09.52
     
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    Depart Chelmsford on Tuesday at 10:09 on an NXEA train and arrive at Romford at 10:28.
     
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    10.28 NXEA to Southend Victoria arrives 11.14.
     
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    Depart Southend Victoria on Tuesday at 11:30 using Arriva Bus Route 9 and arrive outside Shoeburyness station at 11:55.
     
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    From Shoeburyness at 1205 to Barking at 1258.
     
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    Depart Barking on Tuesday at 13:05 on London Underground's District line ("This is a District line train to Richmond." :D) and arrive at Embankment/Charing Cross station at 13:41.
     
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