A train station is to get £8 – 10m to improve disabled access with a lift.

Matthew Offord, MP for Hendon, has been campaigning for improvements to the Mill Hill Broadway’s step free access.

Mr Offord said: “I have been campaigning with local people for several years to make Mill Hill Broadway step-free, so it is safer for all passengers, especially those with restricted mobility, parents with push chairs and passengers with heavy luggage and I’m delighted that our hard work has paid off.

“This additional funding will make a huge difference to people’s lives in the Hendon constituency and will help thousands more people travel easily and without additional cost, time or stress.”

The Conservatives have also announced funding for a further 73 stations.

The government has pledged £300 million to the works.

Nusrat Ghani, Transport Minister, making the announcement said:

“Everyone should be able to access our rail network and I am pleased to announce that Mill Hill Broadway will now become a fully accessible station in the next stage of the programme.

“Matthew Offord has been pressing to make Mill Hill Broadway step-free for a considerable time and I’m delighted to be able to announce today that his hard-campaigning work has again paid off for the people of Hendon.”

Elsewhere in the borough Cricklewood station is also getting investment, Mike Freer MP for Finchley and Golders Green, said:

“I am delighted that Cricklewood Station is finally going to benefit from step-free access, meaning it is accessible for all in our community.

I have been campaigning for this investment with Ministers for a long time, and I am pleased that is now paying off for Finchley and Golders Green”