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Now Sir Robin Wales wants West Ham in Zone 2, like Stratford

19:05 21 July 2014

Demands to switch West Ham and Canning Town stations to Zone 2/3 instead of just 3 to make it fairer for London Underground passengers have been made tonight by the Mayor of Newham.

Sir Robin Wales called it “a missed opportunity” when London Mayor Boris Johnson announced earlier today that Stratford on the same stretch of the Jubilee Line and DLR was being regraded to zone 2 to boost the Olympic Park, along with Stratford Internatikonal and Stratford High Street stations.

“I welcome the decision to rezone Stratford’s three stations,” he told the Newham Recorder.

“But it’s a missed opportunity if West Ham, Canning Town and the four DLR stations on the route are not rezoned in the same way.

“It makes no sense at all, and is wholly unfair, that passengers from Stratford would pay less to travel to central London than those who joined the line further in.”

The £7m TfL revenue lost by cheaper fares rezoning Stratford are outweighed by the economic boost it will provide, Sir Robin points out. Rezoning the other stations he believes would generate a similar bonus and attract investment and more passengers.

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