An underground station will be made step-free within the next four years as part of the Mayor of London’s £200 million investment to make travel more accessible for commuters.

Rickmansworth Station has been confirmed today as one of 13 tube stations that will benefit from Sadiq Khan’s aim to boost step-free access by spring 2022.

Some of the other stations include Boston Manor, Burnt Oak, Debden, Hanger Lane, Ickenham, North Ealing, Northolt and Park Royal.

The investment across TfL will mean that by 2022, 40 per cent of the underground network will be step-free, which will be an increase on the current level of 27 per cent.

Mayor Khan believes this will “make life easier” for older and disabled people who use the underground.

He said: “It’s vital that we make our transport network accessible to all Londoners and visitors.

“That’s why I vowed to significantly improve the services offered at our stations for those with disabilities, parents with pushchairs or anyone who struggles with their mobility.

“These improvements are going to make a big difference in helping Londoners move around our city and show the real progress we are making to improve accessibility right across the capital.”