Costly mistake: Wolverhampton train passenger tried going on big journey without paying fare
A train passenger who tried travelling 120 miles to Leeds with a ticket valid only between Wolverhampton and Birmingham has ended up in court.
Shorsh Mahmood was caught at the West Yorkshire city's station on May 23 after he had travelled up on a train from Birmingham New Street, which is just 18 miles from Wolverhampton.
At Kirklees Magistrates Court on November 13, it was said that the 31-year-old produced an Anytime Day Single from Wolverhampton to Birmingham Stations upon arrival in Leeds.
Prosecutors said he did not respond to a Fixed Penalty Notice.
The case against Mahmood, of Chetwynd Road, Wolverhampton, was proved in his absence.
He was fined £220 and ordered to pay £79.40 compensation for the fare he tried to avoid paying in May.
He was also ordered to pay £150 costs and a surcharge of £88, leaving him owing the court £537.40.