More than 100 people caught on Warrington trains with no ticket

Warrington Central Station from the air

Warrington Central Station from the air

First published in News

A CAMPAIGN to crackdown on fare dodgers in Cheshire has been launched by Northern Rail.

Last year, more than hundred people were caught travelling without a valid ticket from Warrington Central and Birchwood, all of which have staffed ticket offices where customers can buy a ticket before they board the train.

Alex Hynes, managing director of Northern Rail, said: “We hear all sorts of excuses from passengers as to why they don’t have a ticket such as they don’t have any money or a conductor did not come down the train and sell them one.

“It’s the passenger’s responsibility to buy a ticket, so they must seek out the conductor to get one or if that is not possible, then buy a ticket at their destination station.”

Fare evasion continues to be a huge issue for the rail industry, costing £240million per year.

Check out the campaign at northernrail.org/getaticket.

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8:02am Mon 3 Feb 14

Nick Tessla says...

Quote "It’s the passenger’s responsibility to buy a ticket, so they must seek out the conductor to get one"

I've been on a train (leaving from a station with no ticket office) and spoken to the ticket collector only to be told that I'll have to wait until he works back to me.
Quote "It’s the passenger’s responsibility to buy a ticket, so they must seek out the conductor to get one" I've been on a train (leaving from a station with no ticket office) and spoken to the ticket collector only to be told that I'll have to wait until he works back to me. Nick Tessla
  • Score: 4

9:55am Mon 3 Feb 14

The Maestro says...

Why not introduce barriers like the London Underground that you put your ticket in to get out?
Why not introduce barriers like the London Underground that you put your ticket in to get out? The Maestro
  • Score: 3

10:23am Mon 3 Feb 14

biginthesticks says...

Remind me again why a conductor gets paid 30k a year?
And why its cheaper for return tickets if you only want to go one way?
Remind me again why a conductor gets paid 30k a year? And why its cheaper for return tickets if you only want to go one way? biginthesticks
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5:19pm Mon 3 Feb 14

MAD 4 IT says...

probably from orford on a CHEAP dayout !
probably from orford on a CHEAP dayout ! MAD 4 IT
  • Score: -4

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