BLACKHEATH station has undergone a £1.1m upgrade creating step free access between the entrance and both platforms.

The project which was funded by the government’s Access for All scheme, included the installation of a new lift with CCTV and telephone links, and a new staircase to platform one.

A new gate was also installed to reopen the existing access point to platform two.

To keep disruption to a minimum work to renovate the platforms took place at the same time.

Southeastern’s service delivery director Vince Lucas said: added: “For our passengers at Blackheath the completion of this project is a real improvement that they can see for themselves.

“The station is vital to the community and encouraging more and more people to use trains has to be a good thing.”