A train passenger made journeys for over two-and-a-half years without paying for his ticket – and has now had to pay back almost £2,000.
Flynn McGee, of Newdigate Road, Bedworth, made 148 journeys on Chiltern Railway Services between July 2018 and February 2021.
The 20-year-old dodged a whopping £1,771 in fares and has been ordered to pay the full amount back in compensation.
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McGee recently appeared at Coventry Magistrates’ Court where he was also fined £120 and told to pay a £30 victim surcharge.
Eleni Jordan, Chiltern Railway’s commercial and customer strategy director, said: “It’s easy to buy a ticket either from a Chiltern Railways ticket office, ticket machine, online or via our app, so there is no excuse for travelling without a ticket.
“We will take action against people who travel without a ticket and will prosecute those who board our trains with no intention of paying for a ticket.
“Fare evasion means there’s less money available for investment to improve the railway for everyone.”
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