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Yeovil Pen Mill railway station

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Place  Yeovil
Managed by  Great Western Railway
2011/12  0.132 million
Opened  1854
Local authority  South Somerset
Station code  YVP
Grid reference  ST570163
DfT category  E
2012/13  0.129 million
Number of platforms  3 (facing 2 tracks)
Original company  Great Western Railway
Yeovil Pen Mill railway station
Address  Yeovil BA21 5DD, United Kingdom
Similar  Yeovil Junction railway st, Weymouth railway station, Castle Cary railway st, Dorchester West railway st, Westbury railway station

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.

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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.

History

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.
  • Services

    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.

    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.

    References

    Yeovil Pen Mill railway station Wikipedia


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