Ladies and Gentleman as it's been a while since a pointless quiz has been done, I thought I would create one. Usual rules apply for scoring and PM me your answers. Closing date will be 18:00hrs Tuesday 27th December (It can be extended to the Wednesday if enough people prefer it to because of commitments etc etc)
Christmas Pointless Quiz
1- Name a bus route that crosses the Thames inside the congestion charging zone?
2- Name a Post WW2 bus type that has had more than 250 buses in the class with one company?
3- Name a bus garage that use to be a tram or trolleybus depot?
4- Name a bus route that terminates at a bus garage? (The route has to use the garage as a stand and not just show it on the blinds)
5- Name a chassis and body combination that have been built after 1994?
6- Name an underground station that has 3 or more lines serving it? (If you’re struggling I will accept stations were the Overground serves)
7- Name a royal park?
8- Name a country area bus garage? (Before London Country became London Country Bus Services)
9- Name a Greenline route?
10- Name a London bus type where there is/was 100 or less in the class? (I will accept country area types too)
Question one- Snowman- 172, 1point Astock5000- 521, 1 point Paulsw2- 45, 1 point Zubin434- 159, 1 point RMZ19- 341, 1 point TL1- 171, 1point East Londoner62- 47, 1 point Twobellstogo- 1, 1point RT3062- 59, 1 point
Question 2- Snowman- Citaro G, 1point Astock5000- Arriva NRM, 1 point Paulsw2- LT RF, 1 point Zubin434- Arriva DLA, 1 point RMZ19- MCW Metrobus, 2 points TL1- MCW Metrobus, 2 points East Londoner62- Go Ahead E400, 1 point Twobellstogo- LT RTW, 1point RT3062- LT RM, 1 point
Question 3- Snowman- Stamford Brook, 1point Astock5000- Holloway, 1 point Paulsw2- Thornton Heath, 1 point Zubin434- Fulwell (TF), 2 points RMZ19- TF Fulwell 2 points. TL1- BX, 1point East Londoner62- BN, 1 point Twobellstogo- Fulwell FW, 1point RT3062- Bow, 1 point
Question 4- Snowman- 281 Hounslow, 1point Astock5000- 140, 1 point Paulsw2- 98, 1 point Zubin434- 312, 1 point RMZ19- 6, 1 point. TL1- 422, 1point East Londoner62- 8, 1 point Twobellstogo- B16, 1point RT3062- 171, 1 point
Question 5- Snowman- Optare Excel, 1point Astock5000- Dennis ALX200, 2 points Paulsw2- B5TL/MCV, 1 point Zubin434- DAF DB250 Gemini, 1 point RMZ19- Scania Olympus, 1 point TL1- B7TL ALX 400, 2 points* East Londoner62- MDL1, 1 point Twobellstogo- Dennis ALX200, 2 points RT3062- Volvo ALX400, 2 points*
*I do not know of a B9TL Volvo ALX400, if I'm proved wrong then I'll change the scores to 1 point each
Question 6- Snowman- Euston Square, 2 points Astock5000- Euston Square, 2 points Paulsw2- Hammersmith, 1 point Zubin434- Liverpool Street, 2 points RMZ19- Baker Street, 1 point TL1- Liverpool Street, 2 points East Londoner62- Mile End, 2 points Twobellstogo- Mile End, 2 points RT3062- Oxford Circus, 1 point
Question 7- Snowman- Bushy Park, 1point Astock5000- St James's Park, 2 points Paulsw2- Brompton Cem, 1 point Zubin434- Hyde Park, 1 point RMZ19- Regents Park, 2 points TL1- Greenwich Park, 2 points East Londoner62- Greenwich Park, 2 points Twobellstogo- St James's Parks, 2 points RT3062- Regents Park, 2 Points
Question 8- Snowman- Leatherhead, 1point Astock5000- Watford, 1 point Paulsw2- Chelsham, 1 point Zubin434- Dartford, 1 point RMZ19- Grays, 2 points TL1- Northfleet, 1point East Londoner62- Grays, 2 points Twobellstogo- Tring, 1point RT3062- Hatfield, 1 point
Question 9- Snowman- 714, 1point Astock5000- 724, 1 point Paulsw2- 725, 1 point Zubin434- 758, 2 points RMZ19- 755, 1 point TL1- 758, 2 points East Londoner62- 702, 1 point Twobellstogo- 701, 1point RT3062- 723A, 1 point
Question 10- Snowman- Scania SLW, 1point Astock5000- MS, 1 point Paulsw2- BL, 1 point Zubin434- Arriva's DWL, 1 point RMZ19- B9TL E400, 1 point TL1- MAN E200, 1point East Londoner62- ST, 1 point Twobellstogo- BN, 1point RT3062- GS, 1 point
Shame this wasn't open very long. I've only just seen it and I assume most of the usual partakers were busy with family commitments over Christmas.
I'm a bit gutted I've been so busy too......but I wouldn't have won anyway , when I saw the answers had been posted, I quickly scrolled away from them and jotted down what I would have put....
1- Name a bus route that crosses the Thames inside the congestion charging zone? RV1
2- Name a Post WW2 bus type that has had more than 250 buses in the class with one company? DMS
3- Name a bus garage that use to be a tram or trolleybus depot? BX
4- Name a bus route that terminates at a bus garage? (The route has to use the garage as a stand and not just show it on the blinds) 122
5- Name a chassis and body combination that have been built after 1994? Volvo B10M/Alexander PS
6- Name an underground station that has 3 or more lines serving it? (If you’re struggling I will accept stations were the Overground serves) Mile End
7- Name a royal park? Bushey Park
8- Name a country area bus garage? (Before London Country became London Country Bus Services) Amersham
9- Name a Greenline route? 724
10- Name a London bus type where there is/was 100 or less in the class? (I will accept country area types too) Go-Ahead EVL
So I would have lost - I thought I was being clever with Mile End and Bushey Park, but would have racked up the points. Also I'm not sure that that Volvo single decker hadn't been started after 1994 or not , BX would have cost me points too, and would an EVL count? I know there were 52 of the class but could the other Volvo's running with other companies be counted too
Basically, I'd have lost (miserably) but it was fun thinking of these and looking at the answers! Thanks for hosting the quiz