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PostPosted: Sun Oct 26, 2014 11:24 am 
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Hi,
My DS has qualified in Bucks 11+ exam. I am planning to apply for Chesham grammar school.
We live in out of catchment area - "Pinner". we are new to this area. It would be a help if you will share the travel option from pinner/harrow to Chesham for my son.

As I am aware of , the only option is to take met line from harrow on the hill/North harrow and that's why planning to relocate near to one of the train station.

Is there any other option that people use such as Car pool, coach service etc ?

Thanks in advance.


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 26, 2014 12:02 pm 
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Mum2004, Pinner is also on the Met line and is on the same branch as Chesham; is that not an option?


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 26, 2014 12:43 pm 
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Kingfisher wrote:
Mum2004, Pinner is also on the Met line and is on the same branch as Chesham; is that not an option?

I am perplexed by that as well. Pinner is closer to Chesham than Harrow-on-the-Hill. :?

Loads of kids get the tube from that area - much quicker than driving, especially since they got rid of the shuttle service between Chesham and Chalfont.


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 26, 2014 6:27 pm 
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Sally-Anne wrote:
I am perplexed by that as well. Pinner is closer to Chesham than Harrow-on-the-Hill. :?

Umm ... sorry, but the pedant in me can't ignore that. No, it really isn't!

(I grew up in a house adjacent to the met line and used it regularly. Not only is it many more stops between Pinner and Chesham, compared to Pinner and Harrow-on the-Hill, it's several times further, and 4-5 times longer in terms of time - 51 mins compared to 11.)

Whether that's relevant or not, I couldn't say.

(Sorry. As I said, I'm a pedant ...)


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 26, 2014 7:01 pm 
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Rags, I think Sally-Anne meant that Pinner is closer than Harrow-on-the-Hill to Chesham… :D


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 26, 2014 7:06 pm 
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Rob Clark wrote:
Rags, I think Sally-Anne meant that Pinner is closer than Harrow-on-the-Hill to Chesham… :D



Ahh, right - THAT makes sense! (I did wonder if I'd misunderstood it.) Apologies, then, Sally-Anne :oops:

However, that then leaves the issue that from Harrow-on-the-Hill, you can get the Chiltern Line mainline train, which is significantly faster than the tube. If that makes a difference to the calculations.


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 26, 2014 7:23 pm 
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Yes I agree, I live in Amersham and there's a company I do some work for in Pinner. I often find it quicker to get a Chiltern Line to Harrow (beyond Pinner), then come back a couple of stops on the Met Line. I would say Pinner to Chesham was a perfectly do-able journey even for a 10-year-old.


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 26, 2014 8:30 pm 
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Many thanks all for your response.


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 27, 2014 9:30 am 
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Hi

My daughter has been commuting to CGS since 2011 from Pinner and its a perfectly doable journey. In our area ( Pinner) a few other children have also secured places there and we now operate a carpool to the station on a rota basis. My son has just passed the Bucks exam so has hopes of also securing a place at CGS , so let me assure you the train is full of children going to various schools in Bucks and your son will soon get used to the journey.


Nia1999


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 27, 2014 3:02 pm 
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Thkx Nia11999


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