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 train overran signals and was in a rear-end collision with a passenger train, killing two people.
There is generally a two-hourly service on weekdays (eight each way in total) on the Great western Railway route between Bristol Temple Meads or Westbury and Weymouth. Three trains each way call on Sundays all year, plus a further two in the summer. South West Trains also operate some services between Salisbury and Yeovil Junction via Yeovil Pen Mill which provide through trains or connections to London Waterloo.
Great Western Railway services are operated by Class 158, 150, or less frequently Class 153 diesel multiple units. During the summer some weekend trains may be operated by locomotive-hauled trains. The South West Trains services use Class 158 and 159s.
|Preceding station||National Rail||Following station|
|Castle Cary||Great Western Railway
Heart of Wessex Line
|Castle Cary or Terminus||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. Whilst there is a rail connection between the two lines, there are relatively few passenger trains between the two stations. The two stations are just under two miles apart by road.
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