[Tagging] roundtrip

Peter Elderson pelderson at gmail.com
Fri May 25 12:03:43 UTC 2018


I've looked up the Circle Line in London. It is not circular in any way!

2018-05-25 14:00 GMT+02:00 Peter Elderson <pelderson at gmail.com>:

> I think circular is used to indicate that the vehicle in the end returns
> at the same point. I don't think the actual shape of the route matters. How
> would it be called in British Enhglish if the vehicle returns at the same
> point, only by a different route, in order to serve more boarding points?
>
> 2018-05-25 13:43 GMT+02:00 Andy Mabbett <andy at pigsonthewing.org.uk>:
>
>> On 25 May 2018 at 06:48, Peter Elderson <pelderson at gmail.com> wrote:
>>
>> > What is the use of the key:roundtrip?
>> > Explanations just say
>> >> roundtrip=yes/no(optional) Use roundtrip=no to indicate that a route
>> goes from
>> >> A to B. Use roundtrip=yes to indicate that the start and finish of the
>> route are
>> >> at the same location (circular route).
>>
>> This seems badly named, or badly described. A vehicle that goes from A
>> to B, then returns along the reverse route to A, is said in British
>> English to perform a "round trip".
>>
>> A vehicle that completes a (approximately) circular route to arrive
>> back at its starting point is NOT called a "round trip", whether or
>> not it performs that circuit just once, or multiple times.
>>
>> --
>> Andy Mabbett
>> @pigsonthewing
>> http://pigsonthewing.org.uk
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