Yeovil Pen Mill railway station

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For the station on the London Waterloo to Exeter line, see Yeovil Junction railway station.
Yeovil Pen Mill National Rail
Yeovil Pen Mill
Location
Place Yeovil
Local authority South Somerset
Coordinates 50°56′40″N 2°36′48″W / 50.9445°N 2.6134°W / 50.9445; -2.6134Coordinates: 50°56′40″N 2°36′48″W / 50.9445°N 2.6134°W / 50.9445; -2.6134
Grid reference ST570163
Operations
Station code YVP
Managed by First Great Western
Number of platforms 2
Live arrivals/departures and station information
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2002/03   90,590
2004/05 Increase 98,536
2005/06 Increase 99,041
2006/07 Increase 0.103 million
2007/08 Increase 0.105 million
2008/09 Increase 0.111 million
2009/10 Increase 0.116 million
2010/11 Increase 0.127 million
2011/12 Increase 0.132 million
2012/13 Decrease 0.129 million
History
Original company Great Western Railway
1854 Opened
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* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Yeovil Pen Mill from Office of Rail Regulation statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.
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Yeovil Pen Mill railway station is one of two stations serving the town of Yeovil, Somerset, England. The station is situated just under a mile to the east of the town centre.

The station is located 59.5 miles (96 km) south of Bristol Temple Meads, on the Heart of Wessex Line. The station is served and managed by First Great Western.

History[edit]

The station was opened by the Great Western Railway as part of the Wilts, Somerset and Weymouth route on 2 February 1854. The G.W.R. opened a locomotive depot at the station in September 1856, which operated until January 1959, when it was closed and the locomotives transferred to Yeovil Town depot.

Accidents and incidents[edit]

  • On 8 August 1913, a train overran signals and was in a rear-end collision with a passenger train, killing two people.[1]

Services[edit]

There is generally a two-hourly service Mon-Sat (eight each way in total); toward Bristol Temple Meads northbound, and Weymouth southbound. Three trains each way call on Sundays all year, plus a further two in the summer.

Services are operated by Class 158s, Class 150s, or less frequently Class 153 diesel multiple units. During the summer, some weekend trains have been operated by Class 31s, or Class 67s with Mark 2 coaching stock.

There are parking spaces available within the station forecourt and these are free of charge to rail users. There is no designated taxi rank.

Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
Castle Cary   First Great Western
Heart of Wessex Line
  Thornford

Other stations in Yeovil[edit]

Railways in Yeovil

The town is also served by Yeovil Junction railway station, on the West of England Main Line, and served by South West Trains. Whilst there is a rail connection between the two lines, there are no regular passenger trains between the two stations. The two stations are just under two miles apart by road.

According to section E of the National Routeing Guide, passengers travelling to Yeovil Junction may not travel through Pen Mill and vice-versa.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Hoole, Ken (1983). Trains in Trouble: Vol. 4. Truro: Atlantic Books. p. 17. ISBN 0-906899-07-9. 
  2. ^ National Routeing Guide section E