Calls for funding to be allocated to Raynes Park station to fix "glaring gaps" are being made.

Last year, the Government published its Inclusive Transport Strategy and, as part of this, allocated an extra £300 million for step-free access improvements at selected train stations across the UK between 2019 and 2024.

Now London Assembly Member for Merton and Wandsworth Leonie Cooper, as well as MP Stephen Hammond, are saying that part of that £300 million should be spent improving access in Raynes Park.

"We have seen the current mayor (Sadiq Khan) significantly boost investment in step-free access across the tube, but there are still glaring gaps to be filled along the underground and rail networks, such as at Raynes Park," Ms Cooper said.

“Improving accessibility here would make a huge difference to the lives of local people, vastly improving what is usually a complicated and stressful experience for people with disabilities, the elderly, and parents with pushchairs when navigating London’s transport system."

Mr Hammond added that it was a "highly competitive process", but that he and Network Rail will continue to work together me to consider other possible funding sources if necessary.

"I made the point the station is only partly accessible for wheelchair users, and I have had reports that passengers are often guided to Wimbledon to change platforms," he said.

"Furthermore, Raynes Park has many young families and I regularly receive requests from constituents for step free access from those with pushchairs.

"The station benefits from a very active residents group dedicated to upgrading the surrounding area and campaigning for improvements for the station."

The MP also nominated Motspur Park station for the grant.

The list of successful nominated stations will be announced in April this year.