Disabled passengers using the train stations in Petts Wood and St Mary Cray are set to benefit from shares of a £300 million injection to bolster accessibility.

The funding is part of the government’s Access for All scheme and 200 stations have already delivered step-free access.

Petts Wood and St Mary Cray are among 73 further stations to receive a chunk of the recently announced funding.

Orpington MP Jo Johnson said: "Since coming to power, the government has embarked on an unprecedented investment programme to upgrade our transport network, ensuring it is both fit for the future and accessible for everyone.

"This funding does just that. We are committed to providing disabled people with the same access to travel as everyone else and delivering step-free access at Petts Wood and St Mary Cray will help thousands more people travel easily and without additional cost, time or stress."

Work is to be completed over the next five years to make it easier for disabled people to use the rail network.

Transport minister Nusrat Ghani added: "Everyone should be able to access our rail network and I am pleased to announce that Petts Wood and St Mary Cray stations will now become a fully accessible in the next stage of the programme.

"These measures will make Petts Wood and St Mary Cray stations safer for all passengers, especially those with restricted mobility or parents with pushchairs."