Domestic trains that call at Ashford are operated by Southeastern and Southern, and international services by Eurostar.
However this number was reduced because of the opening of Ebbsfleet International station to 3 trains to Paris and a daily service to Disneyland Paris.
Tonbridge district can be divided in two distinct areas, which were divided at the beginning of the nineteenth century by the woods and heaths of the ragstone (1) ridge from Great Comp to East Malling.
Northwards lies the well peopled Vale of Holmesdale with the market town of West Malling as the principal centre of population, an area crossed lengthways by the railway and motorway (M20); southwards of the ridge is the heavy clay of the Weald and valley of the Medway The land included is mainly agricultural - orchards, and livestock in the main – although major business parks and buildings within 30 miles (50 km) coupled with the railways and the motorway means a majority of working residents commute to work in the more built-up villages and Tonbridge.
Another station (Ashford West) was opened by the London, Chatham and Dover Railway on 1 July 1884 for services via Maidstone East to London.
This only lasted 15 years until 1 January 1899 when passenger services were diverted to the former South Eastern Railway station.Castles were built at Tonbridge, Allington and West Malling in the 13th century.