Woolwich Arsenal is currently the only DLR station in Zone 4 on Transport for London’s tube map. Other DLR stations that lie further eastward, such as Gallions Reach north of the river, are in Zone 3. It’s a situation that is not only anomalous but also inequitable for those living and working in the area. It needs to change.
Woolwich is already an important and bustling town centre but one that is undergoing rapid change. Increased public transport provision, including the long anticipated arrival of Crossrail in 2018, will further improve connectivity and expand employment opportunities. Yet challenges remain, including the need to address the very real deprivation that still exists in the community, strengthen the local economy and accommodate a diverse and rapidly growing population.
Rezoning Woolwich Arsenal would benefit every part of our expanding community.
The Mayor of London recently rezoned Stratford, Stratford International and Stratford High Street from Zone 3 to Zone 2/3 to support regeneration in that area. I want to see Woolwich given the same support and I am campaigning to have Woolwich Arsenal station rezoned from Zone 4 to Zone 3/4.