Godstone railway station
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|26 May 1842||Opened|
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|* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Godstone from Office of Rail Regulation statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.|
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Godstone railway station is on the Redhill to Tonbridge Line and serves Godstone in Surrey, England. It is approximately two miles south of the centre of the large semi-rural village, at South Godstone, an even more rural settlement overall in the civil parish which was entirely farmland until the coming of the railway, with a few scattered woodlands.
The land was purchased, flattened with cuttings and embankments then track was laid in the 1840s by the South Eastern Railway.
Changes over time
The station became unstaffed in 1967 following which the original station buildings were demolished and replaced with small shelters.
In 1993 the line was electrified and services started to run through to London rather than being an extenison of the Reading to Tonbridge North Downs Line service.
In 2007, a PERTIS machine was installed at the street entrance to the Tonbridge-bound platform. The station was until December 2008 operated by Southeastern before the Department for Transport approved the transfer suggested by Southern to its operations, whose green signage was installed before October 2008.
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