Fare Evasion

We are increasing the number of plain clothes fare evasion operations across the entire transport network, building the pressure on fare dodgers.

Fare evasion is a criminal offence that could lead to a fine of up to £1000 and a criminal record.

Remember that your ticket must cover your entire journey and all the zones you travel in.

Penalty fare amount

The penalty fare is £80 - reduced to £40 if you pay within 21 days. If you don't pay the penalty fare (or successfully appeal) within 21 days, we will take further action.

Bus, Tube, DLR, London Overground and TfL Rail

How to pay

You can pay online on the Independent Revenue Collection and Support (IRCAS) website, or by phone or post:

Phone:
Independent Revenue Collection and Support payment line: 0870 067 1303
London Underground payment line: 0844 544 8458
DLR payment line: 0844 544 6990
TfL Rail payment line: 0844 544 7906
TfL Buses penalty fare notices payment line: 0844 544 8458
TfL Buses unpaid fare notices payment line: 0844 544 7173

Post:
IRCAS
PO Box 212
Petersfield
GU32 9BQ

How to appeal

You can appeal within 21 days online on the Appeal Service (AS) website, or by post or fax:

Post:
AS
PO Box 267
Petersfield
GU32 9FH

Fax:
0844 544 8454

Please include the following information with your appeal:

  • Journey start time and station
  • Daytime telephone number or email address
  • Statement explaining why you couldn't produce a valid ticket for your journey

If your appeal is unsuccessful and you don't pay the penalty fare, we will take further action.

Tram

How to pay

Phone: 020 8681 8300

Post or in person:
Tram Operations Ltd
Penalty Fare Administration
The Tramlink Shop
5 Suffolk House
George Street
Croydon CR0 1PE

How to appeal

You can appeal in writing to the address above within 21 days.

Please include the following information with your appeal:

  • Journey start time and station
  • Daytime telephone number or email address
  • Statement explaining why you couldn't produce a valid ticket for your journey

If your appeal is unsuccessful, you will be notified and advised what to do next.

How to get your case reopened

If you have been prosecuted and were not aware of the proceedings against you, you can get your case reopened in the magistrates' court. The document below provides information about how to make a statutory declaration and get your case reopened.