It cost about £25 million to refurbish, but some commuters have had to pay a little more when using Abbey Wood station recently.

The new and improved station took four years to be done up, and only recently officially opened.

And some commuters have claimed they have been overcharged for their journeys due to faulty Oyster card readers at the new station.

Instead of being charged for their normal journeys, the contactless system was not registering properly - meaning commuters were being hit with the maximum fare.

One train user said on social media: "Just looked at my Oyster history for my annual season ticket, and Abbey Wood does NOT appear on a touch in and out history since early December."

A spokesman said there had been a problem for a "short time", but said they were hopeful the issue has been fixed.

Shashi Verma, chief technology Officer at TfL, said: “We are aware that some customers seem to have encountered issues with the readers at the new Abbey Wood station and we have worked to resolve this as quickly as possible.

"We apologise for the inconvenience this has caused and where possible we will automatically refund any customers who have been affected.”?

Abbey Wood’s Crossrail station is the first to open on the new Elizabeth line.

TfL is forecasting the Elizabeth Line will bring in £3bn in passenger income over the next five years.

Once it is fully operational, it is expected to carry more than 200m passengers a year.

The line will run trains from Abbey Wood to Canary Wharf, Bond Street, Paddington and Heathrow.