Increased fines for train fare dodgers


The Penalty Fare will increase to a minimum of £100

Banbury’s train users are being reminded that tougher fines for fare-dodgers come into effect from today.

The Penalty Fare will increase to a minimum of £100, with it being reduced to £50 if paid within 21 days.   In addition those cheating the system will have to pay the price of the original full single fare as well.

This change replaces the old Penalty Fare system of a £20 fine, or twice the full single fare to the next station.

Eleni Jordan, Commercial & Customer Strategy Director at Chiltern Railways, said: “It’s easy to buy a ticket either from Chiltern Railways website, app, ticket machine or ticket office, so there are plenty of ways to buy a ticket. We are committed to enforcing the new Penalty Fare system against those who travel without a ticket.

“Fare evasion means there’s less money available to improve the railway for everyone. We hope that the new system coming into place on Monday will further deter those considering travelling without a valid ticket on our network.”

Published: by Banbury FM Newsteam

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