Tube stations in north London will be made step-free as part of a new funding boost from the Mayor of London.

Mill Hill East and Cockfosters tube stations will be made more accessible over the next five years along with four other stations in London as part of Mayor Sadiq Khan's £200m funding boost.

The changes will see the stations become step-free for disabled passengers, the elderly and those with buggies.

Catherine Smith, Campaigns and Outreach Officer for Transport for All, said: "This is great news for disabled and older people.

"With only one out of five Tube stations step-free, there aren't many accessible travel options for us on the London Underground."

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She added: "Step-free access at these stations will open up the Tube network to disabled people especially from outer London, helping us to travel with freedom and independence."

Mill Hill East sees 1.34 million journeys take place to and from the station per year, while Cockfosters has 2.04 million journeys pass through it each year.

London Assembly member Andrew Dismore also praised the decision.

He said: "I have campaigned on this ever since I was elected to London Assembly.

"I raised the issue with Sadiq after last year's election?, and he agreed to put it in the mix for consideration with a number of other schemes and I am delighted he has included it in this list to go ahead."

The step free access should be completed at these stations along with Amersham, Buckhurst Hill, Osterley and South Woodford by 2020.

The new Elizabeth Line, opening in 2019, will also be step-free in every station.