Local Conservatives have also thrown their weight behind our MP Chris Grayling’s campaign to get Epsom moved into Zone 6 of the London fares map. This would make a real difference to local residents, enabling them to use oyster cards out as far as Epsom.
It would also have the effect of bringing some consistency to the local transport map. At the moment both Tattenham Corner and Epsom Downs stations are in Zone 6, while on the Epsom line it stops at Ewell West and Ewell East.
So far Southern, the local train operator responsible for the line, is resisting change, but we will be pressing them hard in the coming months.