CHANGES to train stopping points at Bromley South mean commuters now have a shorter walk when leaving the station.

Some carriages on long trains did not open their doors last year as the trains ran out of platform.

This led to Network Rail revising the train stopping points at the start of the year.

Now platforms two and four will soon see the four car stop mark reinstated, enabling passengers to leave the station without the additional walk along the platform.

The existing 5-8 car stop marks will become 6-8 car stops, and the 10-12 stop car marks will remain the same.

Bromley Council's portfolio holder for the environment Councillor Colin Smith said: "It has made absolutely no sense to the travelling public to see their train consistently stop so far down the platform, furthest away from the exit in recent times.

"I would therefore like to thank Southeastern for listening meaningfully to our concerns and lobbying over the months and for reinstating these common sense changes.

"I am absolutely certain very many other rail users will feel the same way too.”