TfL Ref: FOI-0633-1718
Thank you for your email received by us on 08 June 2017 asking for information on penalty fares in relation to Freedom Passes. Please accept my apologies for the delay in responding to your request.
Your request has been considered in accordance with the requirements of the Freedom of Information Act and our information access policy. I can confirm that we hold some of the information you require. You asked:
Please kindly provide all information regarding the number, amounts and any other information held of all Penalty Fares issued SPECIFICALLY in relation to Freedom Passes, both Older Persons and Disabled. This may include (but not limited to); misuse or abuse of a Freedom Pass.
TfL does not hold all the information you require. Our reporting systems started capturing information in 2013 and we are therefore unable to provide any information prior to this. In addition current reporting systems only break down penalty fares information into categories relating to transferred pass and/or no photo card. We cannot break down this information into type of ticket or pass.
Figures captured from 2013 onwards are listed below for your information –
Penalty Fares (PFs) issued on London buses;
Transferred ticket or pass 7772
No supporting photocard or document 4195
Transferred ticket or pass 3847
No supporting photocard or document 5308
Transferred ticket or pass 2991
No supporting photocard or document 3768
Transferred ticket or pass 2347
No supporting photocard or document 2324
2017 to August 3rd
Transferred ticket or pass 1299
No supporting photocard or document 909
If this is not the information you are looking for, please do not hesitate to contact me.
Please see the attached information sheet for details of your right to appeal as well as information on copyright and what to do if you would like to re-use any of the information we have disclosed.
FOI Case Officer
FOI Case Management Team
Transport for London