A new signal box was built in 1960 a little to the east of the old one, which was then demolished. In January 1963 all the lines in the area transferred to the Western Region and on 7 May 1967 the main line was rationalised. The 21.5 miles (34.6 km) section between Sherborne and Chard Junction was reduced to just a single track, although this has since been shortened to just 16.8 miles (27.0 km) between Yeovil Junction and Chard Junction.
The station is about a mile southeast of Crewkerne on the A356 road, which crosses the platform and railway on a bridge. The entrance and platform are on the north side of the line, which is climbing westwards at 1 in 80 (1.25%) to the 206-yard (188 m) Crewkerne Tunnel. The main building was designed by Sir William Tite and has been designated as a Grade II listed building. North of the station is a builder’s yard which is on the site of the old railway goods yard. The office (converted to a cafe in late-2013) by the main road was used to operate the weighbridge, and the old goods shed can be seen near the railway line. Between this and the platform is the disused signal box.