Bring back train ticket checks to curb costly fare-dodgers

Tony Lodge, Research Fellow at the Centre for Policy Studies, writes in The Times today on the growing issue of fare dodging on Britain’s railways.

Tony, author of several reports on the future of rail, including ticketing reforms, notes that “lost revenue through fare evasion ultimately means higher fares and less investment, as losses and operating costs have to be covered”, going on to urge the government and rail companies to ensure technology – including ticket barriers – work alongside checks onboard to deter fare evasion.

Read the article here.

Date Added: Monday 22nd May 2023