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Old 06-09-2008, 11:00 AM
ant ant is offline
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anybody had one before?
they're usually £20, yes?
well, yesterday, i got told i could either go to court, or get slapped with a £65 fine.
i think thats ridiculous,
the office to buy a ticket was closed, the gate was open, and the machine is always faulty.
i was going to pay at the other side of the station, but when i got there, i was asked to pay £20 on the spot, which i didn't even have.
so yes, i was told £65 for it.
which is just outrageous.
especially considering i had paid for the train the week before-hand, and was delayed by an hour, and then cancelled without any notifications, plus i didn't get a refund for my ticket (to the same place)

i've heard of people writing to complain, do you think i should?
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Old 06-09-2008, 02:50 PM
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...write to complain?
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Old 06-09-2008, 03:28 PM
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fines for subway/trolly/ buss without a ticket here is equal to over 100£... But yeah, complain, theese people rearly bother with a drawn out prosess and will often just drop it when they recive the complaint.
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Old 06-09-2008, 06:49 PM
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this wont be helpful.

but couldn't you just leg it?
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Old 06-09-2008, 08:07 PM
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i was wearing skinny jeans
and i had got the money out to pay for the ticket
and there were these 2 hench guys working there
but yeah, i went and spoke today, and they said i should complain
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Old 07-09-2008, 12:37 AM
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C.U.N.T MUCH?

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Old 07-09-2008, 01:29 AM
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I think sexual persuasion is your best bet
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Old 07-09-2008, 03:19 AM
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but when i got there, i was asked to pay £20 on the spot, which i didn't even have.
I was always under the impression that on-the-spot fines were just fines given on the spot - not something you had to pay 'on the spot'.

IE:

A parking ticket is an on the spot fine, whilst a speed camera ticket is not because you don't recieve immediatly, or generally in person.

And the whole £65 fine or court - but an immediate payment of £20 and you'll go scot-free seems peculiar to me.

The point of on the spot fines are to free up Court & police paperwork time over petty/trivial matters. If you refuse to pay the fine, then you're formally charged for whatever offence and go to court. If you pay the fine you skip the charge and the trip to court. The matter is dropped.

So the peculiarity (for me) is there shouldn't be a third option, unless the £20 goes straight in the guys pocket. :wink: Who knows though. I don't know if the train fine business run on a civil or criminal basis.

Either way, i'd protest.
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Old 07-09-2008, 12:33 PM
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Same thing happened to me Ant, just give them a fake address next time.
I just said, i have no money or ID so you either take my word or call the police. Their hardly going to call the police over it.
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Old 07-09-2008, 06:10 PM
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Same thing happened to me Ant, just give them a fake address next time.
I just said, i have no money or ID so you either take my word or call the police. Their hardly going to call the police over it.
he phoned to check where i lived and everything
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