Penalty Fares

Don't pay a Penalty Fare. Buy the correct ticket before you travel.

Please make sure you buy a valid ticket for your entire journey before you travel. Otherwise, it could cost you quite a bit extra.

If you don't have a valid ticket or Permit to Travel with you, you may have to pay a Penalty Fare. It will be at least £20 or the full single fare to the next station stop. That's in addition to the usual single fare to your destination station if you decide to continue your journey.

You might also have to pay a Penalty Fare if you...

  • Can't show an appropriate Railcard for a discounted ticket
  • Travel in a First Class carriage with a Standard Class ticket
  • Are travelling on a child rate ticket, but are 16 or over
  • Travel beyond the destination on your ticket.

For more information click here to download our Penalty Fares leaflet

New Penalty fare stations from 30 April 2017

The following stations will become part of the Penalty Fare scheme from 30 April 2017, if you travel from on of these stations, you will need to buy a ticket before you board the train.

Weeley, Sudbury, Bures, Chappel & Wakes Colne, Cressing, White Notley, Battlesbridge, South Woodham Ferrers, North Fambridge, Althorne, Burnham-on-Crouch, Southminster