Godstone railway station

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Godstone National Rail
Godstone
Location
Place Godstone
Local authority Tandridge
Coordinates 51°13′05″N 0°03′00″W / 51.218°N 0.050°W / 51.218; -0.050Coordinates: 51°13′05″N 0°03′00″W / 51.218°N 0.050°W / 51.218; -0.050
Grid reference TQ362483
Operations
Station code GDN
Managed by Southern
Number of platforms 2
Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
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Annual rail passenger usage*
2004/05  58,337
2005/06 Increase 69,285
2006/07 Increase 73,597
2007/08 Increase 83,682
2008/09 Decrease 78,524
2009/10 Decrease 74,032
2010/11 Increase 74,154
2011/12 Increase 75,876
2012/13 Increase 77,018
History
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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A 1910 Railway Clearing House map of lines around Godstone railway station.

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.

Tonbridge is not the natural terminus of the line, which continues straight to Ashford, Kent which has an international rail station. Owing the current rail franchise and track alignments, that is to note, unlike during the currency of the South Eastern Railway (UK) (1836-1922) which founded the station two changes of trains exist on the current network to connect the Brighton Main Line to Ashford, one of the main uses of the line.[clarify]

History[edit]

The land was purchased, flattened with cuttings and embankments then track was laid in the 1840s by the South Eastern Railway.

The Bletchingley Tunnel (grid reference TQ340486), less than one mile due west of the station is about ½ mile long.

Services[edit]

Normal off peak service is one train per hour east to Tonbridge railway station, and west then north to London Bridge via Redhill and East Croydon.[1]

Changes over time[edit]

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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External links[edit]

Media related to Godstone railway station at Wikimedia Commons Portal icon Surrey portal

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