21 December 2019 is Pilning’s Darkest Day in its recent history as station users now have an hour of their Saturday excursion time shaved off
We are losing our 15:34 service that is being replaced with the 14:33 afternoon stop. Why, you ask. All because GWR refuse to add the Pilning stop to their shiny new electric trains’ onboard computer system. We asked the authorities to intervene, but to no avail. Pilning Challenges will be adjusted accordingly – watch out for the announcements!
Here is your new pocket timetable, valid from Saturday 21/12/19.
Welcome to Pilning – the station that refuses to die! By 1990 our service had been cut to one train each way daily, during daylight hours only (the lighting had been removed as it had become unsafe). In 2006 it was further slashed to one train each way A WEEK, on Saturdays only. In 2016, a real body blow – our footbridge was demolished and not replaced, leaving us with just two trains a week in one direction and none at all in the other. Was that the final kiss of death? No way – since then, the station’s official usage figures have shot up by a staggering 900%-plus, and our campaign for a better service and a reinstated footbridge has been steadily gathering support, momentum and media coverage. Read all about it on this website – and contact us to share your thoughts and suggestions!
Click here to learn why Pilning Station matters (well, to us, anyway!)
Our Campaigns page always has the latest updates on what we have been up to 😉
If you are here to claim your status of a Pilning Legend, go to the Pilning Challenges page and claim your glory!
Pilning Departure Board – Live!
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