Travelling without a valid ticket
If you travel without a ticket, where none of the exceptions above are applicable, you will be requested to purchase a ticket at the full Standard or First Class single rate. No Railcard discount will be given.
If the ticket you hold is not valid for the journey you are making, depending on the ticket held, you will be requested to either pay an excess fare or purchase a new ticket.
Below are examples of some of the situations where you may be asked to pay an excess fare or purchase a new ticket.
- You hold an Advanced Purchase ticket, but board an alternative service to the one shown on your reservation coupon, or you do not hold the corresponding seat reservation coupon to validate your ticket.
- You travel on a peak time service with an off-peak ticket.
- You hold a ticket purchased with Railcard discount but are unable to produce a valid Railcard during your journey to validate the discount applied to your ticket, or you have not met the conditions of the Railcard.
- You travel in First Class accommodation but hold a Standard class ticket.
- You are aged 16 years or older, but hold a Child rate ticket.
- You travel beyond the destination of your ticket.
- You travel with a ticket valid only on an alternative Train Operator.
If you are unable to make payment immediately, an authorised member of staff will issue you with an Unpaid Fare Notice.