Letter: Catch that train, then pay your way

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Sir: To follow up the point made by John Muldoon (Letters, 7 April) about the availability of tickets on British Rail: it amazes me that BR has still not introduced ticket machines on the trains themselves.

This system would be no more subject to fiddling than the practice of paying for one's ticket on arrival, and it would benefit both parties; it would allow passengers to catch that all-important train and at the same time provide BR with ample justification in its penalisation of those travelling without tickets.

Yours faithfully,


London, SE3

8 April