West Midlands Metro operates a penalty fare scheme. This means anyone travelling on the tram without a valid ticket could be liable to pay a penalty fare of £10.
Tickets will be sold at tram stops in the future. This is also called buy before you board. The current Penalty Fare is no longer a deterrent to prevent people travelling without a ticket.
Proposed changes to the Penalty Fare
West Midlands Combined Authority (WMCA) submitted a proposal to change the penalty fare to £100. If you pay it within 14 days, it will be reduced to £50. This is under the Penalty Fare Act 1991, which was amended by The Midland Metro (Penalty Fares) Order 2019).
We plan to bring this into force in the future. We'd like your feedback before we do. If you have any comments, let us know before Friday 19 November 2021.
Midland Metro Penalty Fares
West Midlands Combined Authority
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