More than 100 residents gathered to celebrate a new access ramp at Hadley Wood station on Friday.

Great Northern trains funded and built the ramp in response to a community petition by Hadley Wood Rail User Group to give platform four easy access for passengers with mobility needs, buggies or large amounts of luggage.

The ramp was opened by Inclusion Barnet ambassador Will Pike, who uses a wheelchair after a spinal injury he sustained in the 2008 Mumbai terror attack.

He said: "The results of the HWRUG's campaign are fundamental in improving the everyday experience of disabled people, not only in the local area but also in contributing to creating a more inclusive society for all."

Mr Pike was joined by HWRUG chair Francesca Caine and Great Northern programme manager Andrew Sidgwick to cut the tape and celebrate the new ramp.

The petition was signed by 1,300 people and given to Great Northern in December 2015.

Since then, the train company has installed another departure board outside the ticket office, more seating on both platforms and a waiting shelter on platform four to further improve the station.

Ms Caine added: "We are thrilled to celebrate the opening of our new step-free entrance, the first on our line within the Oyster zone."