Zip Oyster Photocards - Penalty Fares

MQT on 2015-09-16
Session date: 
September 16, 2015
Question By: 
Caroline Pidgeon
Liberal Democrats
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


How many Penalty Fares have been issued each year for the past 5 years due to passengers travelling without a Zip card?


Answer for Zip Oyster Photocards - Penalty Fares

Answer for Zip Oyster Photocards - Penalty Fares

Answered By: 
The Mayor

TfL has processes in place for dealing with young or vulnerable passengers. In addition to my response to MQ 2015/2546, these processes are currently being reviewed as part of a London Transport Community Safety Partnership refresh of Safeguarding practice on the transport system in London.

The table [attached at Appendix U] provides the number of penalty fares issued to 11 - 18 year olds for having no ticket or pass. The figures include both Zip concession holders (11-15 years olds or 16 - 18 year olds in full time education) and other 11 - 18 year olds who have not applied for the ZIP concession and/or are not eligible. The data does not provide a breakdown for ZIP oyster card holders - these details can only be ascertained by checking each individual's record to identify whether they were part of the Zip scheme at the time the penalty fare was issued. These figures are in context of over 280 million journeys made on the bus network by 11 -18 year olds in 2014/15.

TfL publishes Oyster Photocard scheme usage on their website. The data for the financial year 2013/14 can be found on the link below; the latest figures including the above information will be updated on the website shortly.