TRANSLINK are introducing a penalty fare scheme from Monday that could see anyone travelling without a valid ticket £50 out of pocket.
With services and the new off board ticketing system now in place for over a month, Translink is reminding customers to make sure they have their ticket and have tapped before they Glide.
David Curry, Translink General Manager Bus, explained: “There are lots of great value tickets available and a range of easy, flexible ways to pay including using a smartcard, simply tap at the validator, buying a paper ticket using cash or credit card at a ticket machine at the halt and using the mLink app and tickets automatically activate upon purchase.
“Whichever you choose the message is simple, don’t forget to tap or buy before you board Glider or you may be liable for a penalty fare of £50 plus the full single fare for the journey.
“We want to protect the vast majority of passengers who do pay the correct fare for their travel, and to tackle those who attempt to travel fraudulently. While we have had an ‘honesty’ period in place during the introductory weeks while the new system bedded in, Customer Revenue Protection Officers will now be patrolling the Glider network to ensure everyone travelling has a valid ticket to travel”, David concluded.
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