On the DLR on my way home from work today, I got fined £40 for not having my Oyster Card on me. I travelled 3 stops.
This is the first time this has happened and I'm not one to be avoiding paying fares. As it happens, I pay for a Zones 1-2 monthly travel card on my Oyster, so I never touch in or out on the DLR (within Zones 1-2), as my journeys are covered.
Does the fact that I have already paid for my travel in advance (they can check their databases) give me grounds for appealing the fine?
It just seems a bit silly that I have to pay a fine for a genuine mistake, when I have