It has come to our attention that from December 2019 Pilning’s afternoon service will depart at 14:34, instead of the current 15:34.
We note that this will severely affect the service – Pilning passengers will have 59 minutes less time in Bristol Temple Meads, 51 minutes less in Weston-super-Mare, 99 less in Gloucester, 80 less in Cheltenham, 58 less in Bath, 64 less in Cardiff and 65 less in Newport. These are the most popular destinations for Pilning travellers. Many more will be affected, which will make our Saturday excursions rushed and less enjoyable.
We have no other obvious explanation rather than GWR trying to be awkward and attempt to destruct the current ridership, painstakingly built by Pilning Station Group as part of the recovery process for our station.
On a side note, I am sad to see that GWR continue to display their contempt for Pilning passengers by stating that from December “there will be no significant timetable changes at this station” (quoting from https://www.gwr.com/plan-journey/timetable-2019), despite rescheduling 50% of our current services.