Rezoning Bermondsey and Kennington stations

Meeting: 
Plenary on 2014-09-10
Session date: 
September 10, 2014
Reference: 
2014/2983
Question By: 
Caroline Pidgeon
Organisation: 
Liberal Democrats
Asked Of: 
Boris Johnson (Chair, TfL) and Sir Peter Hendy (Commissioner, TfL)

Question

Given you have authorised the rezoning of Stratford station to Zone 2/3, will you consider rezoning Bermondsey and Kennington to become Zone 1/2 stations?

Answer

Answer for Rezoning Bermondsey and Kennington stations

Answer for Rezoning Bermondsey and Kennington stations

Answered By: 
Boris Johnson (Chair, TfL) and Sir Peter Hendy (Commissioner, TfL)

If the Northern Line Extension to Battersea goes ahead, TfL has agreed to place the new stations in Zone 1 and Kennington in Zone1/2.  This agreement has been reached as part of the commercial package to finance the extension.  

TfL recently decided to re-zone Stratford, to give a positive boost to the regeneration of the whole of the east end of London. TfL estimates that this will cost £7m per annum.

While we recognise rezoning Bermondsey could give a positive boost to the regeneration of the area, it would similarly result in significant costs.