I have done a rudimentary Google maps search and plotted the average distance from Lewisham Train station to the following stations in Zone 1: London Bridge, Charing Cross, Kings Cross, Baker St, Paddington and Victoria. I also threw in Charing Cross as I seem to remember that the station there is regarded as the centre of London for some purposes.
The average distance is 6.7 miles. The station is in zone 2.
Using the same methods with Honor Oak Park, the average distance is 6.6 miles, yet it is in Zone 3.
There is a distinct swerve up in the zone on the map so as to include HOP in zone 3:
Does anyone else agree that HOP should be in zones 2&3? It would be fair and save residents a fortune.
I have yet to do the distance checking thing for other places, but I bet Stratford International (Zone 2&3) is even further away than 6.6 miles… and other places too.
I have a plan to get this on the agenda at TfL if there is support for this. What do you all think?