Rezoning London Underground (3)

Meeting:

Mayor's Question Time

Date:

Wednesday, 18 January 2017

Reference:

Question 2017/0206

Main question

Unmesh Desai

What is the expected total cost to TfL to make Maryland Station zone 2&3 in terms of a) changes to fares income and b) cost of amending maps and other printed and electronic materials?


Answer

The Mayor

The direct revenue cost of cutting Maryland fares by rezoning the station would be less than £1m a year. The implementation costs would be between £100,000 and £200,000.

I have made it clear my policy is to freeze all TfL fares for the benefit of all Londoners and I have no plans for any 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.