A project which will see major improvements to a train station is still on track, and the builders welcomed an MP for an update on its progress.

Oliver Dowden was at Elstree & Borehamwood station on Friday, which is currently undergoing a £1.5m transformation.

The project sees a larger concourse, more ticket gates, larger toilets, and a disabled toilet for the first time, as well as a better ticket office and reconfigured queueing system.

The existing Nisa shop will be 50 per cent larger and will be incorporated into the station while there will also be a new coffee shop which will be accessible from inside the station and platform.

After the work has been completed, there will be two entrances instead of one.

Mr Dowden has made improving transport services one of his priorities and has consistently pushed for an overhaul of Elstree & Borehamwood station to cope with increased numbers of passengers.

During his visit, Mr Dowden met with project manager Paul Best and his construction team. He had the chance to speak with them about their progress and the benefits for passengers the facilities will bring.

Speaking after the visit, Mr Dowden said: “It was great to see the work at Elstree & Borehamwood coming together.

“Since the station was first built, the number of people travelling through it has increased dramatically, to over 3.2million journeys a year - far more than it was originally designed to accommodate.

“Upgrading the station has therefore been a key part of my campaign for better local infrastructure and it’s something I am delighted to see being delivered.

“When completed, this project should deliver a significantly better service at the station for long suffering passengers and is long overdue.

“I’m grateful to Mr Best and his construction team for showing me their operations at the site in such detail.”