Godstone railway station

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Godstone National Rail
Godstone Station, Surrey - geograph.org.uk - 1214212.jpg
Location
PlaceGodstone
Local authorityTandridge
Coordinates51°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 referenceTQ362483
Operations
Station codeGDN
Managed bySouthern
Number of platforms2
DfT categoryF2
Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2012/13Increase 77,018
2013/14Decrease 75,246
2014/15Increase 79,686
2015/16Decrease 76,942
2016/17Decrease 58,346
History
26 May 1842Opened
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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 and Road 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 28 miles 13 chains (45.32 km) measured from London Charing Cross via Redhill. 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.

History[edit]

The station was opened in 1842 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]

The typical off peak service is one train per hour east to Tonbridge, calling at Edenbridge, Penshurst, Leigh and Tonbridge, and west to Redhill, calling at Nutfield and Redhill

Preceding station   National Rail National Rail   Following station
Southern

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 extension 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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