TfL hiking tube and bus fines by 25%

Transport for London’s fines are expected to increase by at least 25% to £100.

The news website MyLondon reports that commissioner Andy Byford has announced fines are expected to increase from £80 “to protect our revenue from fare evasion and fraud.”

It says the hike will target chronic fare evaders across the whole TfL network – including buses, trams, DLR and river crossings.

“We have held a series of workshops with enforcement teams and policing partners to better tackle blatant fare evaders who push through gates, barge past staff or our drivers and frequently abuse our people,” Mr Byford is quoted as saying. “We are currently drafting proposals to increase our penalty fare for those who do not pay for their journeys.”

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