London fare dodgers: are enough being caught?

Tube staff report more than 756,000 fare dodger cases in 2023. TfL reveals 56% rise in fare dodger prosecutions compared with 2022…but 10,000 fewer are prosecuted each year than at pre-pandemic levels. Fare evasions cost TfL £130m a year in lost income. Our Transport Editor Ross Lydall discusses the TfL figures, and explains why fare dodging is still a big problem. Plus Ross reveals the tube line with the highest dust levels on the underground. In this episode:


  • Why TfL’s prosecution figures aren’t all they’re cracked up to be
  • How tube staff use tech to report fare dodgers
  • Busiest train stations ‘notorious’ spot for fare dodging
  • Why dust levels on the underground are improving


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