Fine for dodging rail fares soars five-fold to £100 in major new crackdown 

Fine for dodging rail fares soars five-fold to £100 in major new crackdown 
Fine for dodging rail fares soars five-fold to £100 in major new crackdown 
Fine for dodging rail fares soars five-fold to £100 in major new crackdown DfT hopes to recoup more of the £240million lost to fare evasion on the railways Follows concerns the current £20 fine, introduced in 2005, was not a deterrent It means fines in England and Wales will be higher than many European nations

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The penalty for rail fare dodgers is to soar five-fold to £100 in a crackdown.

The Department for Transport (DfT) hopes to recoup more of the £240million lost to fare evasion on the railways in England and Wales each year.

It follows concerns that the current £20 fine, introduced in 2005, was no longer a deterrent. 

A DfT spokesman said: ‘With over £240million lost every year due to fare evasion on our railways, it is vital deterrents are effective and fair.’

The Department for Transport (DfT) hopes to recoup more of the £240million lost to fare evasion on the railways in England and Wales each year

The Department for Transport (DfT) hopes to recoup more of the £240million lost to

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