Rationale of incorporating Shoreditch High Street in Zone 1

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Dear Transport for London,

I would like to make a freedom of information request for the rationale of incorporating Shoreditch High Street station in Zone 1 when the Overground East London Line was completed.

I understand that Shoreditch High Street was built as a replacement for the closed Shoreditch station which used to be in Zone 2. As the new station is only 300 metres to the east so why was it deemed necessary to rezone it to Zone 1?

Yours faithfully,

Kent Lee

Glen Turnbull left an annotation ()

I think you will find that zone one starts about Brick Lane and as the new station is west of this.

This is information is going back to the days when buses had zones

FOI, Transport for London

Dear Mr Lee

 

TfL Ref:  FOI-1162-1213

 

Thank you for your email received by Transport for London (TfL) on 18
October 2012 asking for information about the rationale of incorporating
Shoreditch High Street in Zone 1.

 

Your request will be processed in accordance with the requirements of the
Freedom of Information Act and TfL’s information access policy. 

 

A response will be provided to you by 15 November 2012.

 

In the meantime, if you would like to discuss this matter further, please
do not hesitate to contact me.

 

Yours sincerely

 

Graham Hurt

FOI Case Officer

 

FOI Case Management Team | Transport for London

Windsor House, 42-50 Victoria Street, London SW1H 0TL

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Gareth Winchester left an annotation ()

The Department for Transport forced TfL to class Shoreditch High Street as a Zone 1 station as part of the conditions for agreeing for the Phase 2 of the East London/London Overground extension (the bit to Clapham Junction via Peckham).

https://londonist.com/2009/04/shoreditch...

FOI, Transport for London

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Dear Mr Lee

 

TfL Ref:  FOI-1162-1213

 

Thank you for your email received by Transport for London (TfL) on 18
October 2012 asking for information about the rationale of incorporating
Shoreditch High Street in Zone 1.

 

Your request has been considered under the requirements of the Freedom of
Information Act 2000 and TfL’s information access policy. I can confirm
that TfL does hold the information you require.  You asked:

 

I would like to make a freedom of information request for the rationale of
incorporating Shoreditch High Street station in Zone 1 when the Overground
East London Line was completed.

    

I understand that Shoreditch High Street was built as a replacement for
the closed Shoreditch station which used to be in Zone 2. As the new
station is only 300 metres to the east so why was it deemed necessary to
rezone it to Zone 1?

 

Shoreditch High Street station is to the west of the location of the old
Shoreditch station, and now roughly similar to other zone 1 stations such
as Old Street and Aldgate East stations in terms of their distance away
from the City.  Additionally it was a written condition incorporated by
the then Secretary of State for Transport (Geoff Hoon), into his part
funding of the second phase of the East London line extension. This was
included in his letter to the Mayor of 5 December 2008 and is quoted
below:

 

 

EAST LONDON LINE

First of all can I reiterate that, to support a project TfL price at £75m,
I am already prepared to offer £24m from savings that might accrue in
other areas. I am also prepared to support an application by TfL to the
ORR for £19m of RAB funding, the cost of which will come from the
Department over the longer term. Against that background, you invited me
to 'split the difference’ of the remaining £32m.

 

I am sympathetic, but there are some things to be clear on.

 

Should the scheme proceed, cost and delivery risk associated with the
project (including cost overruns) would be yours, not mine. That includes
the risk that the ORR do not accept that the scheme should, in part, be
RAB funded...

In addition:

•              TfL will need to confirm that the new Shoreditch High
Street is in Zone 1 - this reduces the revenue loss on South Central
services as a result of the new East London Line, and is the reason why I
can expect to make savings as high as £24m.

 

 

 

If this is not the information you are looking for, or if you are unable
to access it for some reason, please do not hesitate to contact me.

 

If you are not satisfied with this response please see the attached
information sheet for details of your right to appeal.

 

Yours sincerely

 

Graham Hurt

FOI Case Officer

 

FOI Case Management Team | Transport for London

Windsor House, 42-50 Victoria Street, London SW1H 0TL

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