What is Pilning Live?
This CIS-like website displays live information about trains passing through the Pilning Station area. For individual services, additional origin and destination information is provided where this can be sourced. This is available for most trains, but occasionally we don’t know what a particular movement is – especially where trains are diverted unexpectedly.
Additionally, this information can be used to show a diagram of the railway around Pilning, and this is shown on our Signalling Diagram page.
Where are the trains?
Covering the majority of movements:
- Eastbound (Up), trains are considered in the Pilning Station area from Ableton Lane tunnel (a short distance east of the Severn Tunnel), to a little east of Shaymoor Lane.
- Westbound (Down), trains are considered in-area from just west of an Virgos Farm Road, to Cross Hands Lane.
Other movements (mostly rare, or used only in emergencies) may differ slightly from the above.
Trains routed into the Up and Down loops will show on this site for up to an hour. After an hour, the services may disappear. In the case of the Up loop, any train will re-display when it begins to move past Platform 1.
For the technically-knowledgeable, trains are shown after passing signals NT1014 / NT1616 in the Up direction, signals NT1007 / NT1611 in the Down direction. Data is removed from screens after services pass NT1008 Up, or NT1011 / NT1315 Down. Intermediate signals are used to determine the direction of the train, and which line it is on.
This site retrieves live running data every 10 seconds. For those using this service at the station on a mobile device, there will of course be an impact on mobile data usage.
The standard Pilning Live (CIS) display consumes approximately 0.25MB of data per hour. The signalling diagram consumes approximately 0.75MB of data per hour. These figures may rise or fall, depending on the frequency and number of trains in the area at any given time.
Visitors may wish to ensure they close the page after browsing, to avoid incurring unnecessary costs. Pilning Station Group is not responsible for any costs you may incur whilst using this service.
This site is provided to you on a best-effort basis. Whilst we try, we cannot promise all the data is accurate and up-to-date. Sometimes, things go wrong. Sometimes, we may not be able to fix it immediately.
We endeavour to use automated monitoring to keep you informed of issues with the service, but this may not always be possible.
You must not use the Pilning Station Group website (or its sister/sub-sites) for any operation where safety is critical, or as a base from which safety-critical decisions are made. Remain rail-safe and vigilant at all times.
We are reliant on railway industry data sources to provide this service. Occasionally, our suppliers have issues. Their main priority is keeping the UK moving, and things can take time to get resolved.