Pushchair and wheelchair users will finally be able to use one of Birmingham's busiest train stations following news that lifts will be installed.
Until now, passengers at Stechford Rail station have had to negotiate 92 steps to get on and off their trains - making it one of the least accessible stations in the country.
News that the Department of Transport has placed the station on its list for improvement has been welcomed by local campaigners.
Coun Neil Eustace (Lib Dem Stechford and Yardley North) said: "Residents and train users are over the moon with this news.
"We have been battling for this for the last 30 years to end this 92 step marathon.
"Soon disabled people, parents with toddlers and the elderly will not have to struggle to get their trains."
Network Rail, with input from Centro, will now draw up the step-free scheme which is expected to involve the installation of lifts to the platforms to ensure the facility meets the latest guidance and regulations.
Roger Horton, Centro's lead member for rail and Metro, said: "More than 384,000 passengers use Stechford every year but for many people with mobility issues the station is essentially out of bounds.
"That's why this funding is such good news. At a time when demand for rail travel is at its highest since the 1920s, this work will make it much easier for many more people to go by train from Stechford."
Stechford is one of 26 UK stations to win a share of the latest £60 million tranche of Access for All funding.
Work is expected to be completed by 2019.