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if you get on a train without a ticket, and you dont have enough money to buy a ticket?
would they not phone the police or something though?
i am not planning to do this btw. Its only for the purpose of a short story.
if you're ON the train, after exhausting all possible methods of payment (cash, card, cheque) depending on where you're travelling to, and on their terms of carriage, they can remove you at the next station.
Though the ticket inspector may issue them with Penalty Fare Notice for the full standard single fare of the journey, which you can then pay at any station or online, etc. If you get to the other end of the journey and can't get through the barriers, station staff will issue you with one of those too.
That's how it works down here anyway.
Or if you're Brazilian, you just get shot.
so a penalty fare notice is just like a fine basically that has to be paid by a certain date and they just take down your details n stuff?
unless you give them the name of a friend you don't really like
I've got one somewhere, I'll dig it out and show you. Bloke asked for my passport/driving license to confirm name. I guess you could give them any old bollocks though if you blag it.
Though it does depend on the carrier, some will just boot you off.
was what i was hoping for
DUH. Or you ask someone to borrow the money and tell them you'll pay them back as soon as you get off. Or you cry (to guilt trip the ticket collector, not because you're a lame-o).
jump out of the window
the ticket inspector.