Godstone railway station
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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.
The station was opened in 1842 by the South Eastern Railway.
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
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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 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.