Passengers fined for no ticket

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Two journeys on Hucknall and Bulwell’s Robin Hood train line cost a passenger more than £700 after he failed to buy tickets and the case went to court.

Nicky Haywood (25), of Woodland Drive, Mansfield, appeared at Nottingham Magistrates’ Court accused of fare-dodging between Nottingham and Newstead on Friday 14th March.

He was also accused of the same offence, between Nottingham and Kirkby, on Wednesday 4th June.

Although Haywood did not attend court, the cases were proven against him in his absence.

For each of the offences, he was fined £200 and also ordered to pay court costs of £135, plus a victim surcharge of £20 and compensation of £2.80 and £3.60 to East Midlands Trains to cover the cost of the tickets he should have bought.

A similar sentence was handed down to 24-year-old Bulwell man Luke Gibson, who was charged with failing to have a valid ticket for a train journey between Nottingham and Beeston on Thursday 5th June.

Gibson, of Squires Avenue, was fined £200 by magistrates and ordered to pay court costs of £135, plus a victim surcharge of £20 and £2 compensation to East Midlands Trains.