Train company Southern has said it is willing to work towards getting Epsom station into Zone 6.
The concession came at a key meeting on Friday between Chris Grayling MP and the managing director of Southern, Chris Burchell, which has the franchise to run services through Epsom station.
Just last month Mr Grayling received a letter from the company saying no to the move, which has been backed by thousands of residents since the campaign was launched in this newspaper.
Mr Grayling said that on Friday Southern indicated that it is not opposed to the idea and understands the logic behind having Epsom in a London zone - as long as it does not lose out financially.
Mr Grayling said: "We had quite a constructive meeting.
"Southern is not opposed, in principle, to the idea - as long as it can be done in a way that is financially neutral from its point of view, and there is agreement between the other organisations involved.
Read full article by Hardeep Matharu at SurreyComet
Member since: 10th July 2012
We love the great local businesses and community