If you're getting on at Lime Street it's kinda hard to dodge the fares.. I get on that train at Broad Green sometimes on my way home from uni and get off at Huyton- and they never check tickets until then. But to be honest, it the fare really worth risking a £1000 fine over?
They let you pay on the train as well I think though, so you could just do that.
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Fare dodging train - Liverpool to Manc watch
- 27-03-2011 15:15
- 27-03-2011 15:20
Hide under the seats or in toilet.
Or try to travel when the trains packed because then there won't be an inspector or late evening because they usually leave the ticket barriers open.
- 27-03-2011 15:24
It's not even £10 to get from Liverpool to Manchester, grow up and pay the fare like everyone else has to do!
- 27-03-2011 15:26
(Original post by jk1986)
- 27-03-2011 15:45
You don't even get those in London anymore, pretty sure they took them all out. Permits to travel used to be the way to go, shot to nothing on whether the barriers would be manned..
There are a few left around Birmingham though.
- 27-03-2011 16:55
theyll catch you
(Original post by shadow99)
- 27-03-2011 17:01
Its difficult to dodge the inspectors on the train, there are lots of them and sometimes ticket inspectors when you get off the train.
It's not worth risking a fine for a few quid.
On the East Coast main line they don't even check everyone's tickets, they just ask for tickets from the last station. So as long as you either don't start from the end of the line or buy a ticket to the first station, you're fine.
- 28-03-2011 19:24
Some friends once convinced me to buy a child ticket because "it's cheaper and they never check anyway" and the **** sold the ticket to us, then called ahead to the other station and told tales on us.
Got off the train and BAM, cornered by a scary conductor man who shouted at us and we all got a £20 fine.
Apparently it puts the prices up for everyone else too if you do that :/ I feel quite bad now because my act of rebellion at sixteen contributed to the problem
(Original post by Lamps08)
- 28-03-2011 19:32
Tesco's self checkout ftw . I did it by accident and then intentionally a few times. It's impossible to get caught; atleast for them to prove you intentionally didn't scan said items (especially when u have headphones in )
- 28-03-2011 19:44