If you are riding a train in England and you decide to get off before your stop, think twice. Two passengers traveling from London tto Southhampton and decided to disembark two stops early, at Eastleigh. When they handed their tickets to the Eastleigh agent, they were fined $175 – far more than the tickets cost – because they did not get off at the correct stop. The lady passenger called it “utter madness” to be fined for getting off the train early. She pointed out it would be justified if they had gotten off two stops beyond their destination.
Admin: Odd. But I guess that’s the train company’s policy. There is nothing they can do with it but pay the fine.
Story from Coffee News, Wylie Edition Oct. 31, 2011