How do I appeal an unpaid fare notice?
Appeals can be made online from Make an Appeal, where you may also download an Appeal Form for post, or fax appeal purposes. You should explain why you were unable to produce a valid ticket or other authority to travel and provide any further information or evidence to support your explanation when appealing.
How long do penalty fare appeals take?
Penalty Services will take up to 2 weeks but no longer than 3 weeks to investigate and respond to your appeal.
Is a penalty fare a criminal record?
Penalty fares are a civil debt, not a fine, and a person whose penalty fare is paid is not considered to have committed a criminal offence. More egregious fare avoiders can still be prosecuted and fined or imprisoned if convicted.
What happens if you don’t pay a penalty fare?
Under the Penalty Fares regulations, passengers who are found without a valid ticket for their journey must pay either: a Penalty Fare of £20. twice the full applicable single fare to the next station at which the train calls, whichever is the greater.
How do I appeal a TfL fine?
Making an appeal
- To appeal you need to complete the form sent with the notice of rejection.
- Do not send this to us but to the address shown on the appeal form.
- You may opt for either a personal or postal hearing.
- Remember, you only have 28 days from the date of the notice of rejection to appeal to the tribunal.
How do I get a refund from contactless TfL?
Before you claim Please wait at least 48 hours as you might receive an automatic refund: Oyster – we’ll automatically add it to your card the next time you touch in or out of a rail journey. Contactless – the refund will show on your next card statement, or we will adjust the fares charged when you next travel.
Can you get a criminal record for fare evasion?
First, in the vast majority of cases in which we have been instructed, particularly with first time offenders, we have secured out of court settlements by negotiating with the rail companies. More importantly, a fare evasion conviction is not a trivial matter. A conviction may lead to a criminal record.
Do fines go on your criminal record UK?
Fixed penalty notices (FPN) and penalty charge notices (PCN) are fines for minor driving offences. They will not appear on your criminal record unless a court gives you a conviction because of one.
How do I dispute a TfL charge?
You can lodge an appeal with London Tribunals within 28 days of receiving a notice of rejection from us. London Tribunals will notify you and us of the hearing date. We will also receive a copy of your appeal. It is then our responsibility to either contest your appeal or decide not to contest it.
How do I get a refund on my debit card TfL?
To claim for further incomplete journeys without waiting, call TfL customer services on 0343 222 1234 (it costs the same as calling a regular 020 number). Ask for a refund, explaining what went wrong and where you should have touched in or out.
Will fare evasion show up CRB?
To successfully prosecute you, the rail company will need to prove that you intended to avoid paying the fare. A conviction, warning or caution under the Regulation of Railways Act is a recordable criminal offence and will therefore show up on any DBS disclosure, which many employers and professional bodies insist on.