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Written by Jack Haynes - 19 Sep 2006
last update by Tim Squires - 26 Mar 2012
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Location notes
A station in the village of Stoford, on the London to Exeter line, situated outside the town of Yeovil.
Railway type and traffic
Passenger services are usually formed of South West Trains Class 159s, and these form the vast majority of services through the station.
When First Great Western Berks & Hants line diversions occur, Yeovil Junction is frequently used as a diversionary route.
Main line steam excursions and route learning trains make reasonably frequent trips through the station.
Network Rail track machines and SWT units can also be seen stabled at the station.
There is also a railway centre at the station, there are currently 4 engines at the centre, special events are listed on the centres website.
The station is situated in the quiet village of Stoford. The staff on the main line platform and at the railway centre are very helpful.
Road directions
If travelling from Dorchester:
Take the A37 west towards Yeovil. Turn right at the Stoford Junction which is approximately 2 to 3 miles before Yeovil. Follow down through the village until you come to the railway bridge and turn right immediately after the bridge.

If travelling from Yeovil:
Take the A37 east towards Dorchester for approx 2 to 3 miles until you cross the London to Exeter railway bridge. Turn left at Stoford Junction which is immediately after this. Follow down through the village until you come to the railway bridge and turn right immediately after the bridge.

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Yeovil Junction Station map co-ordinates
There is a pay and display car park for main line service, and a car park at the railway centre.
Public transport
Main line service to Exeter and London Waterloo. Bus services operate and so do taxis.

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Their is a cafe and toilets on the main line platform. There is also a visitors centre, shop and light refreshments at the railway centre.
B&Bs and hotels are both found in Yeovil and Stoford.
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Yeovil Junction Station

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Photographic notes
Lighting is usually pretty good. To see a train coming through the station from both directions stand at either end of the platform. To see mainline steam being serviced and watered use the railway centre's platform.

General views - All photographs © Jack Haynes unless otherwise stated
Fig 1 - Looking north east

Fig 1 - Looking north east

Fig 2 - Watering a steam loco in the platforms

Fig 2 - Watering a steam loco in the platforms

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