Facilities at Abbey Wood station could be set for major improvements after a £30,000 cash boost has been promised for the terminus.

MP for Thamesmead and Erith, Teresa Pearce, made the announcement earlier today after receiving word that funding would be provided from a £15 million pot set up by Govia Thameslink Railway.

The railway operator was instructed to set up the multi-million pound fund as a result of unacceptable performance following the May 2018 timetable introduction.

Although the fund was initially only meant for stations managed by Govia Thameslink, transport minister Chris Heaton-Harris MP has written to other members who submitted bids for stations outside of the operators remit to inform them that these bids would now be considered.

Speaking on the subject, Teresa Pearce MP said: "Previously Abbey Wood station was not going to benefit from the funding, because it is not managed by Govia Thameslink. "However the Government has listened to the arguments and £30,000 is now being made available for Abbey Wood.

"It is now for stakeholders to prepare bids to make use of the £30,000 funding, and I hope that in due course passengers will feel that benefit.

"I would like to thank the people using the station at Abbey Wood for their tolerance of the long term disruption during the station rebuild.

"There are still some ongoing issues, and I recently met the Deputy Chair of Crossrail at the station to press for these to be resolved as soon as possible."