Request for statistics on Fines on the trains and tubes
Request ID: FOI-0911-1920
Date published: 19 July 2019
I am looking for data around what fines have been issued on public transport i.e train and tube in regards to smoking and vaping and e-cigarettes
TfL Ref: FOI-0911-1920
Thank you for your request received by Transport for London (TfL) on 28th June 2019 asking for information about fines issued in regard to smoking and vaping on the London Underground and TfL Rail.
Your request has been considered in accordance with the requirements of the Freedom of Information Act and our information access policy.
Specifically you asked:
“I am looking for data around what fines have been issued on public transport i.e train and tube in regards to smoking and vaping and e-cigarettes”.
TfL does not issue on-the-spot fines for passengers found smoking or vaping on tube or rail services. Such incidents are relatively rare and, generally speaking, staff will ask offenders to stop and/or leave the service. Police are called to deal with those who refuse to cooperate, are abusive or threaten staff or others. Passengers can ultimately be prosecuted for the offence and, if convicted, may be fined via the courts. There are no recorded incidents for prosecutions on the London Underground or TfL Rail in the last year (although there is one case pending in relation to buses).
Note that antisocial behaviour on TfL services can be reported to us through our website via the following link:
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
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