Kennington station changes from a Zone 2 station to a Zone 1/2 station on 16th May 2021 as part of London Underground’s preparations to open the Northern Line Extension to Battersea this autumn.
The change ensures that customers travelling to and from central London will only pay a Zone 1 fare, and means those who currently travel between Kennington and central London will see the cost of a single pay as you go fare reduced to £2.40.
It also means passengers traveling from the station towards Balham, Tooting and Morden won’t pay any extra as a result of the extension.
Tube bosses say work is now “fully focused on the final commissioning of the new stations” and that they expect to start trial operations in the summer. Work on commissioning the new escalators and lifts for the stations will also be completed in the coming weeks.
Andy Lord, Managing Director of London Underground, said: “The Northern Line Extension will open up a whole new area of the capital, bringing the Tube to this part of London for the very first time.
“As more people return to the transport network, changing Kennington to a Zone 1/2 station will benefit local residents, ensuring that they get the best value fare no matter which direction they are travelling in.
“The Northern Line Extension will provide vital sustainable transport links to thousands of residents and businesses in Battersea and the surrounding areas, helping reduce carbon and improving air quality, and we thank local residents in Kennington, Battersea and Nine Elms for their patience throughout the work.”