£2.80 train journey costs Droylsden man £460

A DROYLSDEN man made an expensive train journey between Ashton-under-Lyne and Stalybridge after being caught without a ticket – costing him £460.

Jokubas Rimsa would have paid £2.80 to make the trip on Thursday, February 9.

But after decided not to, he was caught out and after deciding two ignore two subsequent notices, the 28-year-old was hit in the pocket at a hearing at Manchester and Salford Magistrates Court.

For he was ordered to pay the £2.80 fare but also fined £220 on October 13.

On top of that, Rimsa was ordered to pay costs of £150, bringing the total to £460.80.

According to court documents, the defendant, of Fairfield Road: “Was asked by the conductor to produce a valid ticket, this he could not do.

“Further, the defendant could not pay for the journey he was making.

“He was issued with an Unpaid Fares Notice in good faith so that he may pay the outstanding fare within 21 days. Full instructions of where to send payment or to dispute liability are clearly printed on the notice.

“However, the defendant failed to make payment within the prescribed time period, subsequently a reminder letter was sent to him requesting payment, as no payment was received a Fixed Penalty Notice was then sent to the defendant.

“Again he has failed to communicate or to acknowledge this reasonable request, as a result of which the fare remains unpaid.”

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