Pilning Challenges were introduced in the summer of 2017 to help bring more passengers to the station, and to raise the profile of Pilning around the rail network.
The idea of a Pilning challenge is to start and finish your trip from Pilning using the only two services available. The person who completes a Challenge earns the rank of a #PilningLegend.
There are four challenges ready and waiting to be tackled by you! Got an idea on a hyper-efficient way to get around the network, or just know where you can find a long string of Pacers? Then it sounds like you’d better get down to Pilning and show us what you’re made of! Read the rules:
#PilningEqualiser — A Step-Free Adventure Around Bristol
#PilningPacerthon — A Farewell Fling with Class 142s and 143s
#PilningMultiplex — The Multiple Multiple Unit Challenge
#PilningScramble — The Grand Pilning Train Challenge
The first Pilning Challenge was the Pilning Grand Slam — currently suspended — initially intended to be a nice calm trip travelling on the trains of a minimum of four Train Operating Companies between the two Pilning services (the afternoon service called at 13:34 in those days). Our #PilningLegends didn’t like the idea of “calm” though, and very quickly the boundaries were pushed to extremes. The rules expanded into Bronze (the original), Silver (five TOCs) and Gold (six TOCs!). Since then, the Gold award has been exclusively reserved for those with nerves of steel!
The #PilningGrandSlam is being relaunched in 2019 – check back soon for more details!
Have you completed a Challenge? Want to get your name in lights? Submit all the details on the Pilning Hall of Fame site to be officially recognised and to win your exclusive Pilning Challenge ticket! Get started here.