Tube World Record

         

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On the 16th August 2013 Geoff Marshall and Anthony Smith assisted by Chris Green set a new Guinness World Record for 'Fastest Time to Travel to all London Underground' stations, as confirmed by Guinness World Records.

Geoff previously held the record (along with Neil Blake) between 2004 and 2006 when the East London Line was still part of the Tube network and there were 275 stations. Since then, the number of stations dropped to 268, then back up to 270 with the addition of Heathrow 5 and Wood Lane, and faster times have been possible.

The old record time (which was 16 hours, 29 minutes and 13 seconds and set in May 2011) held for over two years, and was very hard to beat - which we've now finally done!


When he broke the record in 2004, it was Geoff's seventh attempt. This record time was his 25th time (and Anthony's sixth) around the network, with fifteen attempts in the last three years. All fifteen attempts have been planned and 'directed' by Chris Green who's meticulous route planning came up with all possible options on what the most optimum route is around the network. Look at the team page to see everyone involved behind this World Record time.


Station Master LogoStation Master is our own App that we wrote and created to help us guide as swiftly round the Underground. It's the exit carriage and door positions for every Tube, Overground and DLR stations in London, as well as 3D maps of the station, showing you exactly where every staircase, escalator and and corridor is so you can see how stations (particular the ones deep underground in the middle of London) are laid out.

Download it from the App Store, or have a look at the Station Master website for more details.