Rezoning London Underground (1)

MQT on 2017-01-18
Session date: 
January 18, 2017
Question By: 
Unmesh Desai
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


What was the total cost to TfL of rezoning Stratford, Stratford High Street, Stratford International, Abbey Road, Canning Town, Star Lane, and West Ham stations in terms of a) changes to fares income and b) cost of amending maps and other printed and electronic materials?


Answer for Rezoning London Underground (1)

Answer for Rezoning London Underground (1)

Answered By: 
The Mayor

As set out in MD 1562, the fares revenue loss from the Stratford area changes was around £8m a year.

The one-off implementation cost is difficult to separate from other changes being planned at the same time.

This rezoning by my predecessor is a key element of plans to secure the Olympic legacy and is intended to be self-funding due to the increased value of land owned by GLA functional bodies.

While the Olympic legacy makes the case unique, it has triggered many additional requests for rezoning across London. I do appreciate that local residents and commuters would welcome boundary changes that reduce their particular fares. That is why I have frozen Transport for London (TfL) fares for my Mayoral term.

I have no plans for further rezoning, with the exception of the new Northern line extension to Battersea. When this opens in 2020, the commercial deal with the developers that will increase revenue to TfL means the new Northern line stations will be assigned to Zone 1 and Kennington station to Zone 1/2. Please also see my response to 2017/0205.