Yeovil Pen Mill railway station
|Yeovil Pen Mill|
|Local authority||South Somerset|
|Managed by||Great Western Railway|
|Number of platforms||3 (facing 2 tracks)|
|Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
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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 and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.|
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The station is located 59.5 miles (96 km) south of Bristol Temple Meads, on the Heart of Wessex Line. The station is managed by Great Western Railway, with trains being operated by them and by South West Trains.
The station was opened by the Great Western Railway (GWR) as part of the Wilts, Somerset and Weymouth route on 2 February 1854. The GWR 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 passenger train overran signals and was in a rear-end collision with another passenger train, killing two people and injuring ten.
Great Western Railway operate services between Weymouth and Gloucester via Bristol Temple Meads. South West Trains operate limited services between London Waterloo and Pen Mill via Yeovil Junction and in 2016 are running a single service each way on summer Saturdays between London Waterloo and Weymouth via Yeovil Pen Mill.
|Preceding station||National Rail||Following station|
|Castle Cary||Great Western Railway
Heart of Wessex Line
|Yeovil Junction||South West Trains
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. Commencing December 2015 a limited regular passenger service began using the rail connection between the two lines. The two stations are just under two miles apart by road.
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- Hoole, Ken (1983). Trains in Trouble: Vol. 4. Truro: Atlantic Books. p. 17. ISBN 0-906899-07-9.
- "Great Western Railway" (PDF). Board of Trade. 27 August 1913. Retrieved 21 March 2017.
- "Cardiff and Bristol to the South Coast" (PDF). Great Western Railway. Retrieved 2016-05-26.
- "Exeter, Bristol, Yeovil and Salisbury to London Waterloo" (PDF). Retrieved 2016-05-26.
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