Author Topic: How well do you know the London underground?  (Read 4929 times)

quixoticgeek

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How well do you know the London underground?
« on: 23 October, 2023, 01:08:36 am »
https://london.metro-memory.com/

You're welcome.

(Currently at 30%)

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PaulF

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Re: How well do you know the London underground?
« Reply #1 on: 23 October, 2023, 09:54:33 am »
Think you need to edit the link. I see this in my browser:

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https//london.metro-memory.com/

quixoticgeek

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Re: How well do you know the London underground?
« Reply #2 on: 23 October, 2023, 10:26:16 am »

Damn forum being too smart for its own good. Didn't like the capital h.

All fixed now.

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alfapete

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Re: How well do you know the London underground?
« Reply #3 on: 23 October, 2023, 10:29:34 am »
Thanks for that, will keep me occupied during my post covid recovery
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Tim Hall

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Re: How well do you know the London underground?
« Reply #4 on: 23 October, 2023, 10:45:36 am »
Presumably top players save the Northen Line station between Euston and Camden Town for their final move.
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Re: How well do you know the London underground?
« Reply #5 on: 23 October, 2023, 10:49:41 am »
Point of Order - Overground stations are accepted. Of course this is legal under the Thames Tunnel rule.

Re: How well do you know the London underground?
« Reply #6 on: 23 October, 2023, 11:00:50 am »
So when I type in 'Rotherhithe' it goes to Kentish Town.
So when I type in Rotherhithe again it says 'Station already found' and displays Kentish Town  ???

nicknack

  • Hornblower
Re: How well do you know the London underground?
« Reply #7 on: 23 October, 2023, 11:16:33 am »
So when I type in 'Rotherhithe' it goes to Kentish Town.
So when I type in Rotherhithe again it says 'Station already found' and displays Kentish Town  ???
So it does. Weird.
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alfapete

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Re: How well do you know the London underground?
« Reply #8 on: 23 October, 2023, 11:22:32 am »
Rotherhithe was no problem for mine, but (thanks for the tip) Kentish Town brought up nothing at all!
Aldgate east, too
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Re: How well do you know the London underground?
« Reply #9 on: 23 October, 2023, 12:08:51 pm »
So when I type in 'Rotherhithe' it goes to Kentish Town.
So when I type in Rotherhithe again it says 'Station already found' and displays Kentish Town  ???
So it does. Weird.
It also cannot distinguish between Kensington and Kennington.
ETA - Also, because I've entered Kensington Olympia, it won't let me enter South Kensington - saying it has already been found.

Wowbagger

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Re: How well do you know the London underground?
« Reply #10 on: 23 October, 2023, 12:34:17 pm »
It seems to allow speeling errors one letter out.
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quixoticgeek

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Re: How well do you know the London underground?
« Reply #11 on: 23 October, 2023, 12:40:51 pm »


As long as it's one letter wrong. And not one letter missing...

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Re: How well do you know the London underground?
« Reply #12 on: 23 October, 2023, 04:29:02 pm »
Mornington Crescent!

nicknack

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Re: How well do you know the London underground?
« Reply #13 on: 23 October, 2023, 06:00:18 pm »
Just over 40% at the mo. Finding the outlying stuff a little taxing. I haven't travelled on the tube for over 30 years and my poor old brain is struggling to remember.
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quixoticgeek

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Re: How well do you know the London underground?
« Reply #14 on: 23 October, 2023, 07:14:00 pm »

I'm at 50 percent. Tho my housemate is also playing and occasionally remembers a station and exclaims it loudly, been most useful...

J
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Wowbagger

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Re: How well do you know the London underground?
« Reply #15 on: 23 October, 2023, 08:55:21 pm »
41.6% at the moment, and struggling.
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Wowbagger

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Re: How well do you know the London underground?
« Reply #16 on: 23 October, 2023, 10:53:30 pm »
49.7% now. There are some stations in "Essex London" that I haven't got. I ought to know all of those.
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citoyen

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Re: How well do you know the London underground?
« Reply #17 on: 23 October, 2023, 11:49:04 pm »
I love the confetti you get when you complete a line!
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Wowbagger

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Re: How well do you know the London underground?
« Reply #18 on: 24 October, 2023, 12:14:57 am »
I love the confetti you get when you complete a line!

Ah! That's what that was for! The only line I've completed is Waterloo & City!

54.8% now, and it's bed time.
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Re: How well do you know the London underground?
« Reply #19 on: 24 October, 2023, 07:52:09 am »
61.2%
It doesn't recognise Fenchurch Street as a station.
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citoyen

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How well do you know the London underground?
« Reply #20 on: 24 October, 2023, 09:29:17 am »
61.2%
It doesn't recognise Fenchurch Street as a station.

Fenchurch Street is national rail, not on the TfL network, which is what this covers. (Minor pedantic point of order re the thread title: DLR, Overground* and Elizabeth line are not “London Underground”, they’re separate modes.)

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DLR is my Trojan heel.

I used to know all of the DLR but it has expanded a lot since I lived on the Isle of Dogs and used it regularly.

Most of the Overground is unknown to me (I moved out of London before it existed) and I only know the central section of the Elizabeth line.

Glad they didn’t include Trams.

As for the actual Underground lines… well, this is highlighting how little I know north and west London and/or how little I travel in London. Got up to 56% quite quickly but will struggle to get much further.

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As is my knowledge of Greek mythology.

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*Overground is actually made up of six lines which are currently going through the process of being given separate identities to make it all less confusing for people trying to navigate it.
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citoyen

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Re: How well do you know the London underground?
« Reply #21 on: 24 October, 2023, 09:34:35 am »
I love the confetti you get when you complete a line!

Ah! That's what that was for! The only line I've completed is Waterloo & City!

54.8% now, and it's bed time.

That plus Circle/H&C and Victoria done for me. Most of District and Northern. All of Zone 1, but there are large parts of the Bakerloo, Jubilee, Piccadilly, Metropolitan and Central that are dead spots for me.

I know most of the termini at least.
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PaulF

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Re: How well do you know the London underground?
« Reply #22 on: 24 October, 2023, 10:23:46 am »
Not well considering I lived in London for quarter of a century

Re: How well do you know the London underground?
« Reply #23 on: 24 October, 2023, 10:32:48 am »
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Fenchurch Street is national rail, not on the TfL network, which is what this covers. (Minor pedantic point of order re the thread title: DLR, Overground* and Elizabeth line are not “London Underground”, they’re separate modes.)

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It came as a surprise to me to find that the Overground is managed by Arriva and not TfL

Wowbagger

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Re: How well do you know the London underground?
« Reply #24 on: 24 October, 2023, 11:32:43 am »
I'm up to 55% which I think isn't that bad for someone who has never worked in London but just had the occasional visit. There are still two stations on the old circle line that have escaped me, but I've never, so far as I can recall, travelled on the Hammersmith branch.

I don't know where Zone 1 starts and stops, and I would imagine a google will tell me stations, which would be cheating.
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