BOLTON stations are set to be one of 124 stations across the UK set to receive a boost from a £20m accessibility fund.

Stations set to benefit include Bolton, Farnworth, Moses Gate and Westhoughton.

The enhancements announced by the Transport Secretary Grant Shapps are funded through the Access for All programme and will include new lifts, accessible toilets and customer information screens.

Transport Secretary Grant Shapps said: "The ability to travel easily from A to B is an essential factor for our day to day lives - but is not the reality for everyone.

"I recognise that we have much more to do, which is why we’re making 124 train stations across the country more accessible - a key part of levelling-up access for disabled people to transport and opening up opportunities for all."

The improvements are being made through the Access for All programme which, since 2006, has already made more than 200 stations step free, as well as delivered smaller scale accessibility improvements at more than 1,500 others to improve passenger experience.

The £20 million is part of a £300 million package announced last year which is already providing accessible, step free routes at 73 stations across Great Britain, making it easier for disabled people.