Friday, 17 June 2011

SPT Roundabout Challenge - The Technical Details

Date of Attempt   -  Thursday 16th June 2011  Weather  -  Sunny with light cloud. Warm

Starting point - Cumbernauld
Train 1  - 09.10 Cumbernauld - Motherwell
         Stations  Cumbernauld, Greenfaulds, Coatbridge Central

Walk Coatbidge Central - Coatbridge Sunnyside   (1/4 mile)

Train 2 -  to Airdrie 
Stations   Coatdridge Sunnyside, Coatdyke, Airdrie                                                       Running Total  6

Train 3 - to Edinburgh Waverley via Bathgate

Stations    Drumgelloch  (plan was to travel on to Caldercruix but would have cost  45  mins for one stop)  R T 7
 Train 4 - to Helensburgh Central

Stations  Airdrie (repeat), Coatdyke (r), Coatbridge Sunnyside (r), Blairhill, Easterhouse, Garrowhill, Shettleston, Carntyne, Bellgrove, High St, Queen St LL, Charing Cross, Partick
                                                                                                                        R T 17

Train 5 - to Dalmuir via Yoker

Stations   Hyndland, Jordanhill, Scotstounhill, Garscadden, Yoker, Clydebank, Dalmuir         R T 24

Train 6 - to  Balloch 

Stations   Kilpatrick, Bowling, Dumbarton East, Dumbarton Central, Dalreoch                          R T 29

Walk Dalreoch to Dumbarton Central (1/4 mile. Time to kill, nice day)

Train 7  to Airdrie

 Stations  Dumbarton C (r), Dumbarton E (r), Bowling (r), Kilpatrick (r), Dalmuir (r), Singer, Drumry, Drumchapel, Westerton
                                                                                                          R T 33

Train 8  to Milngavie

             Stations    Bearsden, Hillfoot, Milngavie                            R T 36

Train 9 to Lanark

Stations   Hillfoot (r), Milngavie (r), Westerton (r), Anniesland, Hyndland (r), Partick (r), Exhibition Centre, Anderston, Central Low Level
                                                                                                          R T 39

Walk to Glasgow Central (not very far and some escalators)

Train 10 - to Edinburgh Waverley via Shotts

             Stations   Glasgow Central, Uddingston, Bellshill, HolytowN, Carfin         R T 44

Walk to Holytown (1 mile) to avoid 45 min wait

Train 11  - to Milngavie

             Stations   Holytown (r), Motherwell, Airbles, Hamilton Central, Hamilton West, Blantyre, Newton, Cambuslang, Rutherglen, Dalmarnock, Bridgeton, Argyle St, Central LL (r)
                                                                                                                                                  R T 55
Walk to Glasgow Central

Train 12  - to  Paisley Canal

           Stations  Central (r), Dumbreck, Corkerhill, Mosspark, Crookston, Hawkhead, Paisley Canal       R T 61

Walk to Paisley Gilmour Street (1/2 mile)

Train 13  to  Gourock  (my first trip on a class 380)

            Stations Paisley Gilmour Street, Paisley St James, Bishopton                                                R T  64

Train 14 to Glasgow Central

            Stations  Paisley St James (r), Paisley G S (r)

Train 15 to Largs

          Stations  Johnston, Miliken Park                                                                                        R T 66

28 minute wait for return. Not all trains stop at Miliken Park

Train 16 to Glasgow Central (non-stop from paisley GS)

        Stations Johnston (r), Paisley GS (r)  with a one minute connection to
Train 17 to Glasgow Central

        Stations  Hillington West, Hillington East, Cardonald, Glasgow Central (r)                                     R T 69

Train 18 to Neilston via Queens Park

      Stations  Pollockshields East, Queens Park, Crosshill, Mount Florida, Cathcart, Muirend, Williamwood, Whitecraigs, Patterton, Neilston
                                                                                                                                                         R T 79
 Walk to Barrhead  (2 miles)

Train 19 to Glasgow Central (stopping)                       
Stations   Barrhead, Nitshill, Priesthill & Darnley, Kennishead, Pollockshaws West, Crossmyloof, Central (r) R T 85

Train 20 to Newton via Maxwell Park

Stations  Pollockshields West, Maxwell Park, Shawlands, Pollockshaws East, Langside, Kings Park, Croftfoot, Burnside, Kirkhill, Newton
                                                                                                                                            R T 95

Train 21 is train 20 reversed. Bad planning but no real option to get back to Central

Train 22 to Whifflet

          Stations  Carmyle, Mount Vernon, Baillieston, Bargeddie, Kirkwood, Whifflet      RT 101

Train 23 to Cumbernauld

Stations  Coatbridge Central (r), Greenfaulds (r)

Train 24  to Glasgow Queen Street - very ambitious 1 minute connection missed so 30 mins wait at Greenfaulds

      Stations   Gartcosh, Stepps, Springburn, Glasgow Queen Street                                             RT 105

Train 25 to 23.00  Edinburgh via Falkirk High

Stations   Croy. ( A bit of a bonus as these trains usually don't stop here. Conductor accepted Roundabout and only charged my single home to Linlithgow from Croy)

                                                                                                   Final Total   106
Stations missed out

All of Subway - 15 in Total

East Kilbride branch - Thornliebank, Giffnock, Clarkston, Busby, Thorntonhall, Hairmyres, East Kilbride   -  7 in total

Bellgrove branch on Queen Street LL line - Duke Street, Alexandra Parade, Barnhill  - 3 in tot.

Queen St to Anniesland - Ashfield, Possilpark, Gilsochill, Summerston, Maryhill, Kelvindale,   6 in total

Caldercruix, Bishopbriggs, Lenzie

Total number not visited = 34 out of 140.  Must do better.

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