Worcester Park Station, touted as a proposed route for the Crossrail 2 extention, is getting a facelift.

Last week, South West Trains announced it is to spend £20m on improving some of its train stations, one of which is Worcester Park.

A new lift, as well as a new footbridge will be built at the station, which Sutton Council hopes will be a stop on the new Crossrail 2 route.

Investment by the Department for Transport and South West Trains-Network Rail Alliance means the work will be completed by March next year.

The Alliance is aiming to improving disabled access at eight railway stations as part of the Government's Access for All strategy.

Transport Minister Norman Baker MP, said: "The Access for All scheme is making a real difference to people using the railways.

"Opening up access at stations and providing step-free routes gives all passengers, including those with disabilities and parents with young children, greater access to employment and social opportunities."

Tim Shoveller, managing director for the South West Trains-Network Rail Alliance, said: "We are committed to improving access to our stations as this can make a huge difference to people’s lives.

"Rail journeys don’t start and end at the carriage door. For many people - whether they are elderly, disabled or parents with prams - getting from the station entrance and on to the train can be the hardest part of their trip."

In May Mayor of London Boris Johnson launched a consultation on potential routes for the new Crossrail 2 service.

Transport for London and Network Rail are looking at two routes - an underground service from Wimbledon to Alexandra Palace, and a Regional option which would be a combined underground and overground railway operating from Alexandra Palace and Hertford East in Hertfordshire to various locations in south west London and Surrey.

Sutton Council hopes that, rather than ploughing straight through Worcester park as part of the proposed Epsom route, the trains will actually stop there and allow residents to benefit from the improved links.