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Ticketless travel costs the UK rail industry £200 million per year, that’s money which could go towards improving standards and services. Travelling without a valid ticket is a criminal offence and if caught off­enders face a fine of up to £1000 and a potential criminal record.

2019 saw 49884 penalty fare notices issued across the network and of that number 4904 passengers were convicted in the Magistrates Court.

Buying a ticket before you travel is easy and can be done online, via our app, or at the stations ticket vending machines and ticket office.

See below for information to help choose the best ticket for you.