£400,000 recovered from ticketless rail passengers

A West Midlands Railway Train Credit: Aaron Chown/PA Wire/PA Images

Over £400,000 has been recovered from rail passengers travelling without a ticket on West Midlands Railway services over the last year.

A total of £408,463 was recovered in penalties and tickets sold to passengers at stations who were attempting to board trains without paying.

1,343 hours was spent by West Midlands Railway staff trying to tackle ticketless travel last month.