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24/11/04
One-Collar-a-Day Inspectors Under Fire
- Fare dodger clear-up rate figures released

TICKET inspectors on London buses have nabbed only one fare-dodger each per day over the last four years, according to London Assembly figures.

In the period April 2000 to September 2004, 240,000 passengers were found to be travelling without tickets, which works out to about 150 a day. The number of ticket inspectors over the same period was between 135 and 200.

Fare dodges get away with UKP43 million in ticket fraud a year on London's buses and 40 million a year on the Tube, a situation that the Liberal Democrat opposition in the London assembly have picked up on.

"It is vital that the Mayor and Transport for London urgently target and catch persistent fare dodgers so that the message gets hammered home that this is a criminal offence," said Lynn Featherstone, Liberal Democrat London Assembly Transport spokesperson.




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