The ever-enterprising Pilning Station User Group have released a new song and video online to mark the second anniversary of their footbridge being demolished in November 2016. The song is a rewrite of John Lennon and Yoko Ono's song "Imagine", and includes lines like ("Imagine there's a footbridge / And platform lighting too"). It follows-on from last year's anniversary song, which reworked Prince's "Nothing Compares 2 U". Thanking you all for your contributions :)

Spare Footbridge, Anyone?

We hear Angel Road station in North London is closing in May 2019 when it's replaced by the new Meridian Water station nearby. This will make its footbridge redundant.....and as it spans overhead lines it would be the right height for Pilning. If you look at AllTheStation's video filmed there, it's pretty modern and all-steel, so hopefully it'd be relatively easy to dismantle, move and re-erect it. At present the two staircases face opposite ways, but one would imagine that could be changed pretty easily. 

Please respond to Network Rail's consultation suggesting that Angel Road Footbridge should be relocated to Pilning. The consultation closes at 23:45 on 21 November 2018. Don't be late! Do your bit for Pilning :)

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When you get on or off the train at Pilning Station, we count you as a Pilning passenger. The current period started on April the 1st, 2018, and will run till March the 31st, 2019. Can you help us hit the 100% target?

Start or end your journey at Pilning, log onto the website and see your trip making a difference! (We update the numbers every Saturday night)

Pilning railway station has recently featured in a number of very interesting books!
Buy them from Amazon: 

The Railway Adventures by Vicki Pipe and Geoff Marshall

Remote Stations by Peter Caton

Pilning Station is home to Pilning Challenges. Completing one of the Challenges successfully, guarantees you the status of a Pilning Legend. Here is the current leader board (for more info or to add your record visit The Pilning Hall of Fame)

Comments on the song:

"How wonderful, what a fantastic video, and song. Thank you for sharing and I will indeed share with my colleagues." (a GWR colleague)

"Nothing compares to ... Pilning! " (Geoff Marshall, AllTheStations Project)

"Amazing. Great work." (Pilning Gamemaster)

"If this doesn’t make Network Rail put the footbridge, I [can't think] of anything else that would!" (a random panda)

Show your support by wearing a #Footbridge4Pilning t-shirt - now available in our online store

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(October 2018) Tolls on the two Severn bridges that link England and Wales are to be scrapped before Christmas, the UK government has announced. From 17 December there will be no charges for cars and lorries driven between the south-west of England and Monmouthshire.

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(May 2018)

THE WAVE® BRISTOL IS ON! The contract with Wavegarden has been signed, and work starts on site. Congratulations to Nick and the Wave Team! A functioning railway station at Pilning could potentially bring hundreds of thousands visitors to the new surfing lake that is due to open, just a mile away from the station, in 2019.2018_TheWavejpg

(Feb 2018) Diamond Geezer visits.... PILNING!!!
Read their blog at

(Jan 2018) Chappel and Wakes Colne station install solar lighting! Read the full story at

(Nov 2017) Hurrah! Trains return to Pilning on November the 25th! Catch the GWR Cardiff to Taunton service calling at Pilning at 08:33 and 13:34!

(Nov 2017) Remember, remember the 5th of November - one year since we lost our footbridge :(