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Furthest point from a bus stop
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Arthur Figgis
2017-02-20 18:21:45 UTC
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Does anyone know where is the point in Greater London which is furthest
from:
a) a bus stop with a scheduled service (even only only weekly)
b) any form of scheduled public transport?

I assume someone must have calculated this[1] - but a quick Google
didn't find anything.

[1] And Diamond Geezer photographed it, Ian Visits written about a
Victorian proposal for an atmospheric railway there, and London
Reconnections written a slightly tl;dr analysis of why the Underground
doesn't go there.
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Arthur Figgis Surrey, UK
Michael R N Dolbear
2017-02-21 00:20:51 UTC
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Post by Arthur Figgis
Does anyone know where is the point in Greater London which is furthest
a) a bus stop with a scheduled service (even only only weekly)
b) any form of scheduled public transport?
Post by Arthur Figgis
I assume someone must have calculated this[1] - but a quick Google
didn't find anything.
Post by Arthur Figgis
[1] And Diamond Geezer photographed it, Ian Visits written about a
Victorian proposal for an atmospheric railway there, and London
Reconnections written a slightly tl;dr analysis of why the Underground
doesn't go there.

Diamond Geezer has done something along those lines, perhaps distance from a
station ?

But there are some difficulties of definition.

The middle of Richmond Park would be an obvious entry, but there is a park
bus service, every Wednesday, so perhaps Bushy Park or Hyde park.
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Mike D
Optimist
2017-02-21 06:32:54 UTC
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Post by Arthur Figgis
Post by Arthur Figgis
Does anyone know where is the point in Greater London which is furthest
a) a bus stop with a scheduled service (even only only weekly)
b) any form of scheduled public transport?
Post by Arthur Figgis
I assume someone must have calculated this[1] - but a quick Google
didn't find anything.
Post by Arthur Figgis
[1] And Diamond Geezer photographed it, Ian Visits written about a
Victorian proposal for an atmospheric railway there, and London
Reconnections written a slightly tl;dr analysis of why the Underground
doesn't go there.
Diamond Geezer has done something along those lines, perhaps distance from a
station ?
But there are some difficulties of definition.
The middle of Richmond Park would be an obvious entry, but there is a park
bus service, every Wednesday, so perhaps Bushy Park or Hyde park.
I would guess somewhere on the outskirts, for example parts of Bromley.
Robin
2017-02-21 06:47:43 UTC
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Post by Arthur Figgis
Post by Arthur Figgis
Does anyone know where is the point in Greater London which is
a) a bus stop with a scheduled service (even only only weekly)
b) any form of scheduled public transport?
Post by Arthur Figgis
I assume someone must have calculated this[1] - but a quick Google
didn't find anything.
Post by Arthur Figgis
[1] And Diamond Geezer photographed it, Ian Visits written about a
Victorian proposal for an atmospheric railway there, and London
Reconnections written a slightly tl;dr analysis of why the Underground
doesn't go there.
Diamond Geezer has done something along those lines, perhaps distance
from a station ?
But there are some difficulties of definition.
The middle of Richmond Park would be an obvious entry, but there is a
park bus service, every Wednesday, so perhaps Bushy Park or Hyde park.
Might the southern bit of Rainham marshes (where Coldharbour Lane runs
down towards Coldharbour Point) be a candidate?

Or Coldharbour Point itself if it's defined as "how long does it take to
walk to..." :)
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Robin
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Offramp
2017-02-21 07:56:26 UTC
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I hope it is not the middle of a park because that would be cheating. I hope it is somewhere residential.
Piatkow
2017-02-21 09:20:51 UTC
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Define "furthest"?
As the crow flies?
By public footpath?
By surfaced road?

Noak Hill is probably a candidate. Using rough estimates by grid squares the furthest reaches are a nearly a couple of kilometers as the crow flies. The old 174 terminus at the site former Pentowan Cafe is about 2k by road. Widdrington Farm is a short walk across the fields but getting on for 3k by road.
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