Frequently Asked Questions
We’re using the most up-to-date list of stations in Great Britain provided by the Office of Rail and Road (ORR). You can download the list here: http://orr.gov.uk/statistics/published-stats/station-usage-estimates
Note that this does NOT include:
- Northern Ireland railways or Heritage railways
- Abandoned stations. So those such as Norton Bridge and Newhaven Marine do not count
- The London Underground, Tyne & Wear Metro or Glasgow subway
We DO have to do the London Overground in London, the Isle of Wight (including Smallbrook Junction), and yes - all those awkward stations - that only get one train a week such as Pilning, Reddish South and Teesside Airport.
We DO have to arrive or leave on a scheduled train that’s timetabled to stop at each station - fast trains that pass through do not count, but we DON'T have to leave the train at every station, but we will get off at some of the most interesting stations and report back to you!
Request stops have a special rule. As long as the train we are on is able to stop, if requested, then we will count it as having been visited, even if no one does actually get on or off.Last updated:
We've created an online tool - a link to which will be sent out to everyone that has pledged (£10 / £20 / £30 / £40 / £75) - at the end of the Kickstarter period (March 27th), from which you'll be able to selection your chosen station(s).
Choosing your station will be on a first come first served basis - but there are 2,560 to choose from!Last updated:
Whilst we would love to meet everyone that has pledged money to us, coordinating this would be extremely challenging. We have made an exception for a few of our rewards (see ‘Ticket to Ride’) and the number of these available was set at the maximum we felt we could manage given the tight schedule we’ll be working towards.
It may also be likely that our planned route could change at any given moment due to a cancellation or missed connection. If we do agree to meet people and then there is a problem, we'd have to spend time contacting everyone to tell them about our revised journey - time we need to spend on making the documentary instead.
As such, we unfortunately cannot agree to meet anyone at a particular station or at a particular time.
Our focus will be on making the videos as brilliant as we can, as we feel this is the best way for everyone to enjoy the journey with us. As well as through all our social media channels, where we vehemently encourage you to send us your messages, comments and thoughts.Last updated:
We're working on having a map that you'll be able to scroll around and 'see' where we are, which stations we've been too, and what route we've taken - which we'll most likely update once a day at the end of the day.
Roughly though - we will start in Cornwall, head east along the coast to London and the South East, then up into Norfolk & Suffolk, across the Midlands into Wales, and then to Manchester and north all the way up to Scotland ...Last updated:
We’ll make the 'Adopt a Station' tool available once the Kickstarter closes on 27 March, as only then will we be able to collate the final details from the pledges to make the tool work.
As you know, selecting your station is on a first come first served basis and for fairness we’ll send the link out in backer order. We will let you know when this will happen.Last updated:
We're working on the footage we took during our test weekend a few weeks ago. We're really happy with it. It was a brilliant test run that has helped us to figure out different ways to maximise content and capture stories quickly on the move.
At the moment it is not something that we can share more widely. But you can expect other prequel videos and Vlog updates in the coming weeks.
The test weekend was filmed in Gainsborough, Cleethorpes, Barton and Hull and it may be that when we get to that area on the trip, we'll release it as a bonus video.Last updated:
Yes! Is the short answer.
The longer answer is, because if a replacement bus service is scheduled as part of a normal operating service, and is how anyone would get to or from a station as part of their journey, then if it happens to us (and we hope it doesn't happen too often!) as long as we go to the 'stop' that calls at the Railway Station we had intended to travel to by train, then it counts.
We're aware that Merseyrail is having some major closures this summer, but by the time we get to the Liverpool area (in June), it should all be open again.Last updated:
This is the question that amuses us the most. The answer ... yes! We will be going to ALL the stations. For the definitive list of stations that we'll be going to (so you can look and search for yourself), you can download the list of 2,560 station from the ORR website!
A great question, and the answer is 'No', we don't have to when making connections.
Some of you may be aware of 'The Tube Challenge' and with this you can ONLY travel by public transport. However, this isn't a time challenge, or world record attempt - it's a documentary about travelling to All The Stations.
Therefore, at the end of one line, it may be convenient for us to get a bus, taxi, or even have a friend pick us up in their private car and drive us to another station.
This is actually advantageous in that we'll get more of some stations in the documentary. In our test weekend we arrived at Cleethorpes station by train, but on the way back got someone to drop us off at New Clee station, one stop back along the line. This is a request stop, so we got to video the moment that we flagged down a train at a request stop, and this wouldn't have been possible if we'd just left from Cleethropes on the train again.Last updated:
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