I get around London a lot, as you've probably noticed. So every year I like to keep track of which bits of the TfL network I've travelled on, to gauge how my annual coverage of the capital is going. And this year it's gone really well.
Bakerloo: all Central: all Circle: all District: all Hammersmith & City: all Jubilee: all Metropolitan: all Northern: all Piccadilly: all Victoria: all Waterloo & City: all
In 2018 I've been to every single station on the tube (either through it or in/out at it). Almost all of this was thanks to normal travel in the course of blogging, although I confess there are a couple of extremities I only went to later in the year to ensure the entire list was ticked off. The entire tube network is not to be sniffed at. And I've ridden more than that...
DLR: all Overground: all Trams: all
I've ridden the whole of the DLR, and tapped in or out at every single DLR station for good measure. I've also managed to traverse the whole of the Overground, even the runty Emerson Park line. The entirety of the tram network was a piece of cake in comparison.
TfL Rail: all, except Hayes and Harlington to Heathrow
But I haven't done 100% of TfL Rail. I've ridden east all the way out to Shenfield, and as far west as Hayes and Harlington, but I refuse to stump up an extra tenner to do the Heathrow tunnel. Terminal 4 to Terminals 2&3 to Terminal 5 yes, because that's free, but not the London-bound connection.
Despite my best intentions I completed the Dangleway this year because my brother had never been on it before.
2018 is also the year I rode on all the bus routes, simply for the hell of it, all 543 of them. Having followed that up with a ride on all 53 nightbuses too, I declare the bus network truly vanquished.
So this year that's all the buses, plus every service shown on the tube map except for one little bit of TfL Rail. And I mention this because I've often wondered whether I was a completist, and it turns out I'm not quite. My miserly instinct came up trumps and convinced me not to bother with the very last extremity, and I can live with that. I'm not entirely obsessed, just tight.