Yeovil Junction - Yeovil Pen Mill?

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Cymroglan

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I have looked on SW Trains & First GW websites before posting this query! Is there a passenger service over this connecting line?

I'm pretty sure that it is pressed into service when engineering works dictate, but I've yet to manage to catch one of them!
 
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MidnightFlyer

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No passenger trains booked over it, though it does happen (non-stop) when engineering work blokes Exeter-Taunton etc.
 

Schnellzug

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It is used for the occasional doversion, but otherwise not until they take up the idea of a Bournemouth-Exeter service via Weymouth and Yeovil PM/Jct that I've been recommending for ages, but which so far they haven't listened. :(
 

Cymroglan

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Thanks, MattE2010. I really appreciate your help. I suspected that the answer would be 'no' !
I'll have to try to keep an eye on scheduled engineering work as I fancy a ride on this stretch of line!
 

iandelg

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Unfortunately, you just missed a couple of opportunities this Saturday when the 1245 Axminster to Pen Mill and the 1330 Pen Mill to Yeovil Junction were booked to use this chord. The next (and currently the only scheduled) opportunity is the 2257 Exeter St Davids to Salisbury from 6th to 8th August.

Keep an eye on http://www.auod93.dsl.pipex.com/UT_S33.htm for any furthur opportunities.

Ian
 

trc666

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Here are the timings for the normal booked service (WTT) and the diverted service (VAR).

WTT
1L88 22:57 Exeter St. Davids - Salisbury (via Templecombe)

EXETER ST. DAVIDS 22:57 (P3 then RVL)
EXETER CENTRAL 22:59½ - 23:01½
(P2)
Exmouth Junction 23/03½ (Up Waterloo)
PINHOE 23:06 - 23:06½ (P1)
WHIMPLE 23:12½ - 23:13 (P1)
FENITON 23:18 - 23:18½ (P1)
HONITON 23:24½ -23:32 (P2)
Seaton Junction 23/38
Axminster West Junction 23/39½ (Up Main)
AXMINSTER 23:41½ - 23:43 (P1)
Axminster East Junction 23/45
Chard Junction 23/48½
CREWKERNE 23:55 - 23:56 (P1)
YEOVIL JUNCTION 00:04 - 00:09 (P1)
SHERBORNE 00/14 (P1)
TEMPLECOMBE 00/18½ (P1)
GILLINGHAM (DORSET) 00/23½ (P1)
Tisbury Loop 00/31 (Up Main)
Wilton 00/38½
Wilton Junction 00/40
SALISBURY 00:43 (P4)

VAR
1L88 22:57 Exeter St. Davids - Salisbury (via Westbury)

EXETER ST. DAVIDS 22:57 (P3 then RVL)
EXETER CENTRAL 22:59½ - 23:01½
(P2)
Exmouth Junction 23/03½ (Up Waterloo)
PINHOE 23:06 - 23:06½ (P1)
WHIMPLE 23:12½ - 23:13 (P1)
FENITON 23:18 - 23:18½ (P1)
HONITON 23:24½ -23:32 (P2)
Seaton Junction 23/38
Axminster West Junction 23/39½ (Up Main)
AXMINSTER 23:41½ - 23:43 (P1)
Axminster East Junction 23/45
Chard Junction 23/48½
CREWKERNE 23:55 - 23:56 (P1)
YEOVIL JUNCTION 00:04 - 00:09 (P1)
YEOVIL PEN MILL 00:14 - 00:16 (P1)*
CASTLE CARY 00/27 (P3)
East Somerset Junction 00/33
Blatchbridge Junction 00/36½ (Up Westbury)
Clink Road Junction 00/38 (Up Westbury)
Fairwood Junction 00/41
WESTBURY 00:43½ - 00:47½ (P2)*
WARMINSTER 00/53½ (P2)
Upton Lovell 00/57½
Wylye Level Crossing 01/01
Wishford 01/04½
Wilton Junction 01/09
SALISBURY 01:13 (P2)

* Calls for operational reasons and does not pick up or set down passengers.
 

Cymroglan

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Ah. Thanks for this info. Gives me plenty of time to get myself organized too. Really looking forward to riding this line! Cheers!
 

Craig_W_Norman

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I have written to the council, to ask them to re-instate a public rail link to connect Yeovil Junction to Yeovil Penmill, here's the link is anyone wants to do the same?

http://www.southsomerset.gov.uk/contact-us/contact-us-online/

I think the more people ask for this service to be re-instated, the more likely this will happen. It will totally make using the rail access easier if we can get to Yeovil Junction from the town eh?!
 

Craig_W_Norman

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Correct me if I'm wrong, but isn't the South West Coaches number 68, which runs every half hour from the town centre and connects with train services at both stations, already included in the National Rail system like the MK–Cambridge bus?
I didn't know that so I take your point about that, but I still think if there is a rail line, it just as well be used eh?! I think it will be a lot more convenient, be quicker and save sitting in traffic.
 

laird

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I made it as far as Westbury with First Great Western, where South West Trains were cancelled to both Salisbury (London Waterloo) and Yeovil Junction so the Yeovil Pen Mill to Yeovil Junction chord will probably have to wait until 2013.
 

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I got it done on Sunday 18th, was on the 0805 off Basingstoke and got a nice cheap Advance for about £8, booked the night before :)
 
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