Greenwich Council leader shows support for Woolwich Arsenal station re-zoning petition with a letter to Boris Johnson

Councillor Hyland backs the Woolwich Arsenal station re-zoning petition

Councillor Hyland backs the Woolwich Arsenal station re-zoning petition

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Greenwich’s council leader wrote to Boris Johnson in support of the petition to re-zone Woolwich Arsenal station on Friday.

In the letter written by Councillor Denise Hyland she says the borough broadly supports the aims of the petition and its desire to reduce travel costs incurred by those travelling from Woolwich to central London.

However, the council is asking for the station to be made Zone 3/4, ensuriing people travelling between Plumstead, Abbey Wood and Woolwich are not subjected to higher costs.

Councillor Hyland also writes: "We feel sure that the fare box will not suffer as the number of passengers will increase given the expected rise in population and due to the number of homes being built here in our borough". 

The petition has since gained signatures from more than 700 supporters all urging the Mayor of London to move Woolwich Arsenal station from Zone 4 to Zone 3.

Petition creator Adam Clark, who spends just under an hour commuting to work at an independent book shop in Holland Park, said the recession has hit Woolwich hard.

The 37-year-old said: “When I tell people I live in Woolwich, there are often raised eyebrows. There is an assumption that Woolwich is ‘very far away’ or ‘not in London’. If Woolwich is to develop, this stigma needs to lift.”

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1:14pm Tue 12 Aug 14

Love London Life says...

Oh right..... whilst we are at it can you please move Bexley to a Zone 1..... as I am sure people from Bexley will be happy to sign this petition.

700 signatures !! Hardly a huge following which begs the question and I think you know what it is.

Do only 700 people travel from Woolwich to central London each day ?
Please do not respond with answers/jokes.. I think we know what most people from Woolwich are doing (They probably aren't even out of bed yet) lol

Stay Cool

xx
Oh right..... whilst we are at it can you please move Bexley to a Zone 1..... as I am sure people from Bexley will be happy to sign this petition. 700 signatures !! Hardly a huge following which begs the question and I think you know what it is. Do only 700 people travel from Woolwich to central London each day ? Please do not respond with answers/jokes.. I think we know what most people from Woolwich are doing (They probably aren't even out of bed yet) lol Stay Cool xx Love London Life
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1:40pm Tue 12 Aug 14

Rosco Ranger says...

Yes, the travel zones in London are unfair, you can get Beckton, and King George V Dock , also Woolwich dockyard of which are Zone 3. However while we have the likes of our current mayor Bojo and Sir Peter Hendy running TFL. We will never see any regrading of the travel card zones in London. Sir Peter Hendy and Boris probably don't know where the likes of Woolwich is!!!

The whole of the travel card zones needs a major revamp to make them fairer, but this will never happen given the current management of TFL.
Yes, the travel zones in London are unfair, you can get Beckton, and King George V Dock , also Woolwich dockyard of which are Zone 3. However while we have the likes of our current mayor Bojo and Sir Peter Hendy running TFL. We will never see any regrading of the travel card zones in London. Sir Peter Hendy and Boris probably don't know where the likes of Woolwich is!!! The whole of the travel card zones needs a major revamp to make them fairer, but this will never happen given the current management of TFL. Rosco Ranger
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