Boris Just Saved East Londoners £216
Monday 21st July 2014
Boris Johnson is to rezone the three Stratford underground stations to help boost regeneration in the east London area.
On the second anniversary of the Olympic Games, the Mayor told LBC that Stratford stations would change from Zone 3 to Zone 2/3.
This will cost TfL around £7m annually, but will help bring people to the Olympic Park in Stratford.
Mr Johnson believes it will help economic growth in the area and continue the Olympic legacy, stating: "That means that the fare from Stratford to the centre of town is substantially reduced.
"It brings that Olympic Park area right into the centre of London's economic activity."
It means that an Oyster user travelling from Straford to London will save 40p per day on the journey.
Those with an annual travelcard, who used to pay £1,472 will now pay £1,256 - a saving of £216.