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  1. Hi all, I'm here to seek some experienced advice. I made the mistake of jumping on the DLR without tapping in when I was in a hurry. When I arrived at my destination there were revenue inspectors waiting at the exits. I knew I made a mistake so handed in my contactless card to be scanned and awaited my fate. The handheld detector flashed red, then green and the inspector just let me go on my way. When I checked my online account, that journey has been flagged as "revenue inspector" and have been charged the maximum fare. Will I also be gettin
  2. Hello everyone, i'm wondering if you can assist me. i have a registered oyster photorcard and was travelling on DLR the PSA had a new ticket reader that read my oyster and told me i did not tap in at my station, my card has some problems registering on validators so i recognised this might be the problem. He told me to get off and tap in, then get back on the train. What im wondering now is whether i am liable for prosecution or penalty fare, i did as he said and tapped in etc but he did not take my details as i assume that is recorded on the car
  3. Dear all, Last week I took the DLR but forgot to scan in, at that time I didn't get any penalty notice for but I have been told to take my notice tomorrow. At that time, my student oyster card was scanned by the officer's card reader. Now it has been one week so where can I get the notice and how can i check whether I need to pay? Thanks in advance
  4. Hello, A few days ago I travelled to City airport with the DLR. I changed at Shadwell but I didn't swipe my oyster card at this station as there are no barriers there. I never use the DLR and I certainly didn't know the importance of touching your oyster card in and out at all times. When I arrived at the airport an inspector checked my card and gave me a penalty of £80 (£40 if I pay in 21 days). I didn't complain or tried to explain as it was early in the morning, was half asleep and also had a flight to catch. To be honest with you I thought that I wouldn't pay it anyway and I w
  5. Today I was travelling on the DLR at Cyprus (going towards Canning Town) and had enough money for my journey. I had completely forgotten to touch in, and lo and behold, a ticket inspector comes round and assigns a £40 penalty! I asked if I could quickly go out and touch in at the next station (all the stations along this bit of the DLR have no barriers) - this would have been like maybe 10 metres away but he outright refused! Is there any chance of an appeal going through? When I was a child (I am a uni student now), something similar happened to me and I was simply allowed to just quickly run
  6. 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
  7. I took the DLR from Limehouse to Crossharbour. I was going home after gym, it was pretty late and I thought I had dropped my Oyster card at the gym. A long story short I didn't tap in nor buy a ticket. Anyway, I explained this to the ticket inspector and he issues me a penalty fare which is fair enough. When he asked for ID to confirm my address, I showed it to him but explained I hadn't lived at this address for 3 years (I haven't needed a car since I moved to London and haven't changed my address on my license). Like most of these [edit], he basically said it wasn't his problem I need t
  8. hi everyone, I got on the DLR yesterday from blackwall heading for gallions reach. Prior to getting on the dlr, I touched at blackwall but did not wait to confirm if the light went green. Whilst on the train, a ticket inspector asked me to produce my ticket which i did. he made me aware that i had not touched prior to getting on the train. I explained to him that i touched but do not know what went wrong. he issued me with a £40 ticket and said i should try to speak to the authorities involved. he got my full details as i am on a student oystercard. I made him aware that i have never been fin
  9. Firstly, Thanks to anyone that takes the time to actually read this and help me So about a month ago I received a fine on the DLR for an invalid ticket. I was travelling from Colchester Town to Devons Road. I got my ticket in the morning from the ticket machines at the station as there was a que at the ticket office and I didn't want to miss my train. I saw on the screen it said 'London zones 1 - 6' and Devons Road being Zone 2, I clicked on that and got a return, it cost me £45. As far as I was concerned this was the correct ticket and I had no reason to believe that this wasn't!
  10. I was recently issued a penalty fare notice on the DLR after forgetting to touch in at Royal Albert DLR. The ticket inspector starting writing my name down on the notice, copying it from my ID, then realised he had misspelled my name. (He didn't seem to be the sharpest tool in the shed, I must say.) He scribbled out the misspelling and started again, so the ticket now has a large scribbled blob where my surname should be, followed by my surname spelled correctly. As a Penalty fare Notice is a legal document and cannot be altered or amended I believe this makes the ticket
  11. Hello I have rec'd two notifications from SERCO who own DLR that a penalty notice was issued to someone who doesn't live at my address and in fact has never lived at my address. In fact the surname of the person does not exist anywhere. I sent the letters back Not known at this address but am now receiving letters from a debt collection company saying they will be sending round enforcement officers etc. I am not sure what to do now - it is very difficult to prove that someone who doesn't actually exist doesn't live at your address Can someone advise me how to proceed with this as I
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