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Improving station accessibility in south east London and Kent

16 July 2013  •  Author: Network Rail

Eight stations in south east London and Kent are to benefit from an £18.5m investment which will improve passengers’ access to trains and platforms.

Station PlatformWe will deliver the improvements which not only benefit passengers with disabilities but also those with young children or heavy bags.

Stations at Bearsted, Bexleyheath, Brockley, Honor Oak Park, New Eltham, Strood, New Cross and New Cross Gate will all benefit from the improvements.

The funding is from the Department for Transport’s £380m Access for All scheme which is delivering step free access from street to platform at around 150 stations nationwide.

Fiona Taylor, route managing director for the Kent route

“Improving access at stations is an important part of building a bigger and better railway. These improvements will increase the number of easy-to-use stations in south east London and Kent, providing passengers with even more fully accessible journey options. As the railway is used by more and more passengers, we will continue to invest and make improvements whenever and wherever possible.”

For more information on initiatives to improve accessiblity at our stations please visit our Access for All section.

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