Liberal Democrats plans to re-zone Kingston station from Zone 6 to Zone 5 would save local people up to £300 a year. And Robin’s campaign to re-open the Richmond Road entrance to the station would save North Kingston residents valuable time at peak times.
The campaign to open the Richmond Road entrance has now won the backing of Caroline Pidgeon, the Chair of the London Assembly Transport Committee, who is raising it with Network Rail and South West Trains.
The Liberal Democrats have been campaigning to rezone Kingston station since 2006. “All the costing has been done now,” said Robin Meltzer who is working on the campaign with Edward Davey, the Lib Dem MP for neighbouring Kingston & Surbiton.
“After much work by the Lib Dems, Transport for London are now on board. Transport ministers also now back the campaign. The Liberal Democrats in the Treasury support us. In fact, the only person who is not convinced is Tory George Osborne who can stop it in his role as chancellor,” says Robin.
“It is unfair that Kingston is in Zone 6 when other stations this distance from the centre are in cheaper zones. We are close to achieving this re-zoning now and I will be campaigning with Ed Davey to make sure the Tories do the right thing by Kingston residents.”