An annual season ticket including tube travel now costs almost £3oo more per year if you travel from Penge East rather than Sydenham station.
This is in large part a result of over-the-top fare rises by Southeastern who run the line from Orpington to Victoria via Penge East and Sydenham Hill. Whilst Southern (and LOROL) who run the Sydenham line have announced more modest fare rises, Southeastern have hiked the cost of an annual season ticket by 12.5%
The fact that Penge East is in Zone 4 and Sydenham in Zone 3, simply does not explain the considerable differences in fares.
In reaction to the rises, Rochester and Strood Conservative MP, Mark Reckless and Labour MP for Erith and Thamesmead, Teresa Pearce, have both called for Southeastern to be stripped of the franchise.
Below is a list of annual season ticket prices from Sydenham and Penge East:
Sydenham to London Bridge/Charing Cross (train only)
Sydenham to London Bridge/Charing Cross including tube
Penge East to Victoria (train only)
Penge East to Victoria including tube