I have been issued an Unpaid Fare Notice; what happens now?

13 February 2015

You will usually have 21 days in which to pay an Unpaid Fare Notice (UFN), but you should carefully check the wording on the notice to be sure.  

Details of how you can appeal will also be contained on the notice. 

If a debt remains unpaid the operator can pursue payment through the usual civil process for unpaid debts (e.g. a debt collection agency). This is a civil rather than a criminal law action but it can nonetheless affect the person’s credit rating and the operating company does have the option of reverting to criminal prosecution for breach of bylaws.