Yeovil Pen Mill railway station
|Yeovil Pen Mill|
|Local authority||South Somerset|
|Managed by||First Great Western|
|Number of platforms||2|
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|Annual rail passenger usage*|
|Original company||Great Western Railway|
|National Rail – UK railway stations|
|* 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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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
- On 8 August 1913, a train overran signals and was in a rear-end collision with a passenger train, killing two people.
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.
South West Trains are currently planning to create a link between Yeovil Junction and Yeovil Pen Mill, providing services to London Waterloo as well. This change will be implemented in December 2015.
|Preceding station||National Rail||Following station|
|Castle Cary||First Great Western
Heart of Wessex Line
Other stations 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.
- Hoole, Ken (1983). Trains in Trouble: Vol. 4. Truro: Atlantic Books. p. 17. ISBN 0-906899-07-9.
- "South West Trains unveils plans for new West of England services". South West Trains. Retrieved 22 March 2015.
- "Routeing Guide Easements". Routeing Guide Data. Association of Train Operating Companies. 9 March 2015. p. 17, item 000031. Retrieved 11 March 2015.
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