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Yeovil Town railway station

Yeovil Town
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Yeovil Town in 1964
Location
PlaceYeovil
AreaSomerset
Operations
Original companyBristol and Exeter Railway
Pre-groupingGWR/LSWR Joint
Post-groupingGreat Western Railway
Platforms4
History
1 June 1861Station opens
3 October 1966Closed for passenger traffic
3 March 1967Station closes [1]
Disused railway stations in the United Kingdom
Closed railway stations in Britain
A B C D–F G H–J K–L M–O P–R S T–V W–Z
This date stone is all that remains of Yeovil's most central railway station

Yeovil Town railway station was a railway station serving the town of Yeovil in Somerset, England. The station was located on the Yeovil to Taunton Line and also had shuttle services to Pen Mill and Yeovil Junction stations. The station opened on 1 June 1861, replacing an earlier Yeovil Hendford railway station when the line was extended.[1] It closed to passenger traffic on 3 October 1966, but freight and parcels traffic continued to use the station until 3 March 1967, when these services were also withdrawn.

The site today

The site served for years as a car and coach park but now has a cinema and leisure complex built on it.


Preceding station   Disused railways   Following station
Yeovil Hendford   Great Western Railway
Yeovil to Taunton Line
  Yeovil Junction or
Yeovil Pen Mill
Shuttle Service

See also

References

  1. ^ a b Butt, R.V.J., (1995) The Directory of Railway Stations, Yeovil: Patrick Stephens Ltd

Further reading

  • Robert Adley (1988). Covering My Tracks. Patrick Stephens Ltd. ISBN 0-85059-882-6