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Friday, February 17, 2012

TfL Penalty Charges increase from Sunday 19th February

From Sunday 19 February 2012, the penalty charge on the London Underground, buses, DLR & London Overground will increase from £50 to £80 with the reduced amount (if paid on the spot or within 21 days) also increasing from £25 to £40. Apparently fare evasion across all London Transport is
estimated to have cost TfL £63 million last year.

Alternative to Penalty Fare by Peter F
Alternative to Penalty Fare by Peter F

Steve Burton, Director of Community Safety, Enforcement and Policing at TfL, said: 'While the level of fare evasion on the network is low, it continues to cost Londoners millions of pounds every year.

'We therefore need to make the penalty charge more effective and the early payment reduction will encourage prompt payment.

'We know that our honest, fare paying passengers feel angry when they see others not paying for their journey and this should reassure them that we are tackling this issue head on.

'However, the simple way to avoid this penalty is to ensure you pay the correct fare for your journey in the first place.'

So from Sunday you'll see new Penalty Fare signage on both gatelines and trains across the Tube's network replaced with new signs. Perhaps there should be a few other new Penalty Fare signs put up while they are at this.

No sitting

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