TfL gets tough on fare evaders
A clampdown in the capital is targetting fare evaders and those who fraudulently use a discounted pass, writes Patrick McDonnell
Fare dodging on London’s public transport system has prompted mayor Boris Johnson to increase the £50 penalty to £80 in time for the London Olympics. Transport for London (TfL)?managers are expecting more evasion across the network during the Games, with up to one million extra passengers a day. TfL says that fare evasion cost an estimated £63.2m last year, with around £40m alone lost on the capital’s buses. A survey carried out for TfL revealed that...