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Crayford station now offering access for disabled passengers
DISABLED passengers will now be able to use Crayford railway station following improvement works by Bexley Council.
Before the work was completed travellers could only leave the station to the south by using a bridge not accessible to people with disabilities.
But now, thanks to £80,000 in funding from the Department for Transport, a new access point in Station Road is accessible to disabled passengers.
A new surface and lighting has also been installed at the station as part of the improvement works.
Bexley Council cabinet member for economic development and regeneration Councillor Linda Bailey: “I’m really pleased we’ve been able to improve life for people who use the station, with help from Sainsbury and the Department for Transport.”
The land previously belonged to Sainsbury’s but the supermarket giant transferred its ownership to the council at no cost as part of its planning permission for the extension to its nearby store.