Customers using Iver, Langley and Taplow rail stations are now benefitting from step-free access from street to platform for the first time.

The upgrades are part of a wider programme of improvements across the Transport for London rail network in preparation for the Elizabeth line, which will bring an extra 1.5 million people to within 45 minutes of central London.

Iver now boasts a new station building including three new lifts providing customers with step-free access to all platforms. The new ticket hall features new customer information screens, an accessible ticket office window and an accessible toilet. This is in addition to other improvements already delivered such as the refurbished waiting rooms and seating.

Langley now boasts three new lifts and a new footbridge providing step-free access from street to platform alongside new ticket vending machines and benches. A refurbished station building, toilets, waiting room and other minor improvements will be completed later in the year.

Customers who use Taplow station will notice similar improvements to Langley, with a new footbridge and three lifts providing step-free access across the station.

James Taylor, Director of Strategy and Social Change at disability equality charity Scope, said: “It's vital that we make our capital's public transport system as accessible as possible. Changes like step-free access and accessible toilets could make a huge difference to someone's journey.

"A genuinely inclusive transport network will allow disabled people to get to work, see friends and family and live independently. Positive progress has been made, but rail companies and the Government must continue to step up their work to make all public transport truly inclusive."

Cllr Wendy Matthews, Chairman of Iver Parish Council said: “The new Iver station with its step-free access and additional facilities will be a significant addition to our local community and enhance the experience for our residents that use the station for commuting and encourage others to use it to travel widely on the new TfL Rail services.”