Letter: Fare dodgers cause suffering

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PEOPLE who dodge fares on London Underground (Opinions, 22 August) may be interested in the results of their actions. Many people with arthritis or other disabilities, and mothers with young children, now find difficulty using the Central Line at some outer London stations, which have one entrance closed except in the rush-hour. This means passengers have to go under a subway with a steep ramp, and across a bridge with steep steps to reach the nearest platform.

London Underground says that this is because too many people do not pay their fares, and closing entrances is one way of making people buy tickets. Disabled people and mothers with young children are paying for the activities of the fare dodgers.

R E Gutch

Arthritis Care, London NW1