Re-zoning of Seven Sisters station

Meeting: 
MQT on 2016-01-20
Session date: 
January 20, 2016
Reference: 
2016/0249
Question By: 
Joanne McCartney
Organisation: 
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor
Category: 

Question

Following the re-zoning of eight stations in Stratford from zone 3 to 2/3 in January 2016, many commuters in Tottenham would like to see stations such as Seven Sisters also rezoned to 2/3. Tottenham is currently undergoing significant regeneration and a rezoning would see many benefits for the community. Would you consider moving Seven Sisters station into zone 2/3?

Answer

Answer for Re-zoning of Seven Sisters station

Answer for Re-zoning of Seven Sisters station

Answered By: 
The Mayor

As set out in MD 1562, the rezoning of Stratford, Stratford High Street, Stratford International, Abbey Road, Canning Town, Star Lane, and West Ham stations as zone 2/3 will result in a reduction in fare revenue of around £8 million a year. This includes £1 million for the rezoning of the smaller stations adjacent to the Stratford stations.

The rezoning is a key element of my plans to secure the Olympic legacy and should ultimately be self-funding as a result of the increased value of land owned by GLA functional bodies in the Stratford area.

This makes the case for the Stratford rezoning unique and so it should not be taken as a precedent justifying further changes elsewhere.

There has been considerable recent transport investment that will support regeneration in Tottenham, particularly the upgrade to the Victoria line, with all services set to run to Walthamstow Central at 36 trains per hour. Tottenham Hale station is also about to undergo a major upgrade.

London Overground now operates services through Seven Sisters and will deliver new high quality rolling stock with greater capacity. Plans are well developed for the improvement of Seven Sisters station, with additional stairs between the southbound rail and Victoria lines already completed. Further north on this line, there are plans for the upgrade of White Hart Lane station and a detailed planning application should be made to Haringey Council later this year.