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
2016 at Yeovil Pen Mill - exterior.JPG
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 Great Western Railway
Number of platforms 3 (facing 2 tracks)
DfT category E
Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2010/11 Increase 0.127 million
2011/12 Increase 0.132 million
2012/13 Decrease 0.129 million
2013/14 Increase 0.133 million
2014/15 Increase 0.137 million
History
Original company Great Western Railway
1854 Opened
National RailUK railway stations
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
* 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.

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 managed by Great Western Railway, with trains being operated by them and by South West Trains.

History[edit]

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[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]

A train to Weymouth

Great Western Railway operate services between Weymouth and Gloucester via Bristol Temple Meads.[2] 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.[3]

Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
Castle Cary   Great Western Railway
Heart of Wessex Line
  Thornford
Yeovil Junction   South West Trains
Heart of Wessex Line
  Castle Cary
    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. 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.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Hoole, Ken (1983). Trains in Trouble: Vol. 4. Truro: Atlantic Books. p. 17. ISBN 0-906899-07-9. 
  2. ^ "Cardiff and Bristol to the South Coast" (PDF). Great Western Railway. Retrieved 2016-05-26. 
  3. ^ "Exeter, Bristol, Yeovil and Salisbury to London Waterloo" (PDF). Retrieved 2016-05-26.