I am pleased to say that some lobbying of the Rail Minister has resulted in an allocation of £30,000 being made available for improvements at Abbey Wood station.
The allocation comes from a national £15million fund Govia Thameslink was instructed to set up as a result of unacceptable performance following the May 2018 timetable introduction.
Previously Abbey Wood station was not going to benefit from the funding, because it is not managed by Govia Thameslink. However the Government has listened to the arguments and £30,000 is now being made available for Abbey Wood.
It is now for stakeholders to prepare bids to make use of the £30,000 funding, and I hope that in due course passengers will feel that benefit.
I would like to thank the people using the station at Abbey Wood for their tolerance of the long term disruption during the station rebuild. There are still some ongoing issues, and I recently met the Deputy Chair of Crossrail at the station to press for these to be resolved as soon as possible.