A multi-million pound project making Carshalton station accessible step-free is now complete.

The two new lifts, connecting passengers directly to both platforms, were officially opened by local councillors and MP Tom Brake on Friday.

Built as part of the Government's Access for All scheme, the lifts are the result of years of campaigning from residents who organised a petition calling for their construction.

Carshalton and Wallington MP Tom Brake said: "I started the campaign, alongside local Councillors, as far back as 2014.

"We are thrilled with the final result. Carshalton Station is now accessible to all residents, including those who have mobility issues, pushchairs, heavy luggage or are cyclists.

"I am so pleased that these improvements have finally been delivered. Local residents must take full advantage of the new step-free access at Carshalton Station.

"Whilst we have won the battle at Carshalton Station, accessibility at Carshalton Beeches Station is still poor and I will work with local residents and Councillors to make this station fully accessible too."

Construction began in October last year.

Funding for the development was provided as part of the Department for Transport backed “Access for All” programme, which aims to provide obstacle free, accessible routes to and between platforms.

More than £300m has been secured to continue the project over the next five years.