Wednesday 11 December 2013 11.51pm
You are absolutely right - many of the SE1 docking stations sit on the edge of the hire-zone boundary but are probably the most Centrally located 'frontline' stations - as a result they are very heavily used as they attract custom from densely populated areas just outside the hire-zone.
Looking at the zone map - an Eastern push to Canada Water as described above and a Southern reach to Burgess Park
or even Peckham would be the next logical phase of development.
The recent extensions, as for Pretty much all transport projects in London under Boris, only seem to serve political purposes i.e. showpiece extensions to the Olympic Park rushed through itime for the Olympics and Western extensions - i.e. areas where Boris voters mostly live.
If Boris had not recinded the Western (Kensington & Chelsea, Notting Hill) extension to the Congestion Charging Zone, TfL would have had around £50m more of their own income to spend on these types of projects every year.
Our local political representatives really need to keep up the pressure on TfL.