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From: "POUNDER Chris" <[log in to unmask]>
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Sent: Tuesday, January 09, 2007 11:44 PM
Subject: [data-protection] Fines for travelling without a ticket; name and
On Cardiff Railway station is a poster containing a list of names, partial
addresses and fines of people who travelled without a ticket. The
information is of the form name, road, town, county, fine.
Fred Bloggs, Acacia Avenue, Egham, Surrey, £340
I have also seen this on Brighton railway station.
This is a list of individuals with a criminal record?
Nick Landau's response:
This is referred to as an example of good practice in "March Update" "the
monthly newsletter from the (railway) industry's Community Safety Support
"300 fare dodgers caught
Metro operator Nexus caught 311 people riding the system without a ticket in
a four week period. The 311, from Tyneside and Wearside, were prosecuted
through the courts and ordered to pay a total of £41,750 in fines and costs.
Their names have now been added to prominently-displayed 'name and shame'
posters across the network. Director of
Metro, Ken Mackay, said: "There is a minority of people who think they can
get away with riding the system without
tickets but our success in gaining prosecutions proves they can't"
See "West Midlands Passenger Transport Authority Solihull Transport Users'
"Furthermore, Central Trains are also running a Name and Shame Campaign
where the names of persistent offenders will be displayed on posters at rail
stations and adverts within newspapers."
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