Whitton station's £5m upgrade - which includes a new accessible footbridge and two lifts - has been officially opened to the public.

The unveiling on Friday evening was attended by Network Rail's route managing director Becky Lumlock and Twickenham MP Dr Tania Mathias.

The new bridge was completed this month and is the final phase of improvements which began in March 2015.

Network Rail had refurbished platforms, canopies and the station building during the upgrade, as well as adding a new accessible toilet and improving the station forecourt with cycle racks.

Ms Lumlock said: “The number of passengers using the railway is growing at a fantastic rate, and by investing in making the railway more accessible we can help to make sure that everyone can take advantage of the improvements we’re making.”

Ms Lumlock was joined by Councillor Peter Buckwell, Richmond Council's cabinet member for highways and street scene.

He said: “Richmond Council has already made a big investment in transforming Whitton high street through our uplift programme which complements the major upgrade work at Whitton station.

“We are all very proud of the work that has gone on in Whitton over the years. It will make a big difference to the local community and leave a long-lasting legacy.”