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FINE SPIKE: Kings Langley station named as fare dodging hotspot after penalty fare increase

 Published on: 26th March 2023   |   By: Holly Bullen   |   Category: Uncategorized

Kings Langley has been named as one of the top locations where train penalty fares are issued following a charge increase.

London Northwestern Railway (LNR), which operates Kings Langley Station, increased penalty fares at the end of January to a minimum of £100.

In the first month since the increase, a total of 1,198 people have been handed a penalty fare.

Among the locations with the most penalties was Kings Langley, alongside Milton Keynes and Bletchley.

Annamaria Izzard, head of revenue protection at LNR, said: “The increase to the Penalty Fare was brought in to help protect hundreds of millions of pounds of vital revenue for the railway which is lost through fare evasion every year.

“The number of penalty fares we have issued show how seriously we take fare dodging and although the vast majority of our customers do the right thing and purchase before they travel, I hope the Penalty Fare scheme will encourage everyone to think twice about ticketless travel and attempting to evade the fare.”

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