For all those looking at train travel from 17th March onwards Southeastern is offering a 25% discount from off-peak services on its network from Monday 17 March and the company has enlisted the help of a world record challenger to help launch the promotion.
Adham Fisher, known for attempting the Guinness Record for travelling the London Underground in the fastest time (Tube Challenge), aims to visit all 179 Southeastern stations within two days. He has already completed similar feats on rail systems around the world, including the Toronto subway system and Boston’s MBTA. Fisher will find the most efficient routes across lines spanning Greater London, Kent and East Sussex for his latest challenge. He will include the high-speed rail stations between St Pancras and Ashford, and Loughborough Junction and Ore, which have limited Southeastern service.
“I like Southeastern and it’s a good network on which to try something like this,” says Fisher. “Not all trains call at all stations so I have to be careful with the timing. It will be interesting to see something, however small, of places I haven’t been to before. I’ve wanted to visit Tunbridge Wells for a while and attend the nearby curling rink, but that won’t happen this time.”
Fisher is also a musician (AFS). His collaboration A-Z Of The Underground, naming every station, was written for the 150th anniversary last year. He has also compiled an album of material about world metro systems.