Streatham station has received a £5 million upgrade improving accessibility with two new lifts.

The station is one of the latest to be improved, including step-free access to all its platforms.

The project, completed by Network Rail as part of the Access for All scheme, involved the addition of two lifts connecting the ticket office with the platforms, for passengers with mobility needs and travelling with luggage, pushchairs and bicycles. 

Additional improvements under the Department of Transport (DfT)-led scheme included the realignments of stairs on platform two, renewing stairs and handrails on platform one, the replacement of lighting, and extra CCTV in the station to enhance passenger safety.

Further improvements are set to commence in the new year, which include a new wide access gate and redecoration of the concourse and overbridge.

Hodan Hassan, Network Rail’s commercial scheme sponsor, said: “We’re delighted to have completed work on the Access for All scheme at Streatham station, which now provides passengers with step-free access to both platforms and generally a more pleasant experience when travelling by train.

“We welcome the continued investment from the DfT to support us in making even more stations fully accessible and we have a number of other stations across our Southern region that are currently being upgraded or about to benefit from accessibility improvements in the coming months.

“We would like to thank passengers and local residents for their patience and understanding while we carried out this work and we hope passengers enjoy this newly upgraded station."

Carl Martin, Govia Thameslink Railway’s (GTR) accessibility lead, said: “We’re working constantly to remove barriers to make our services easier to use for everyone, so on behalf of our Streatham customers, I’m delighted that all platforms now have step-free access.

“Praise is due to Network Rail for installing these lifts on schedule and with minimal disruption.

“In the New Year our station improvement programme will be complementing this major scheme and refreshing the station with a new wide access gate and redecoration of the concourse and overbridge.”