T&Cs

#PilningGrandSlam is the ultimate timetable challenge and epic railway relay. Pilning to Pilning using a minimum of FOUR different Train Operating Companies (TOCs) and several trains.

Click on each set of rules below when you start planning your journey, to find out what reward it will classify for. Then take the train and claim the glory! It's THAT simple :)


Grand Slam Easement 30th September to 28th October 2017
Due to weekend engineering work being carried out around the Severn Tunnel area, the following amendments to Pilning Grand Slam rules will apply:

Bronze Grand Slam
Grand Slam attempts must start and finish at Pilning, using the two GWR rail replacement taxi services calling at Pilning on any one Saturday. The taxi service operating between Pilning and Bristol Parkway qualifies as using the train operating company GWR. The scheduled taxi arrival time at Bristol Parkway is 08:25 and departure time is 12:45. These times must be used when calculating minimum connection times. Apart from the Pilning replacement taxi service, you must use only scheduled public passenger train services.
As usual 3 other train operating companies should be used to successfully complete a "Bronze Pilning Grand Slam".

Silver Grand Slam
Grand Slam attempts must start and finish at Pilning using the two GWR rail replacement taxi services calling at Pilning on any one Saturday. The taxi service operating between Pilning and Bristol Parkway qualifies as using the train operating company GWR. The scheduled taxi arrival time at Bristol Parkway is 08:25 and departure time is 12:45. These times must be used when calculating minimum connection times. Apart from the Pilning replacement taxi service, you must use only scheduled public passenger train services.
As usual, 4 other train operating companies should be used to successfully complete a "Silver Pilning Grand Slam".

Gold Grand Slam
Grand Slam attempts must start and finish at Pilning using the two GWR rail replacement taxi services calling at Pilning on any one Saturday. The taxi service operating between Pilning and Bristol Parkway qualifies as using the train operating company GWR. For this period only, qualification of a "Gold Pilning Grand Slam" requires the use of at least 7 TOCs (including the GWR rail replacement taxi service). Apart from the Pilning replacement taxi service, no other "rail replacement services" may be used.

Click on the tickets below to read the full set of rules.