UncheckedPosted: Mon 27 June, 2016 | |
Last week, I was in London for three full days, travelling down each day. On both the Thursday and Friday (while attending the excellent Lead Developer conference) I was using the trains at peak times. Onn Saturday it was a busy time when I went down, and busy-but-late on the way back.
At no point in those six journeys did my tickets get checked. Not at platform gates, not on the train, nothing. I could’ve gone through the entire thing without paying a penny to Virgin Trains.
Of course, Sod’s Law being what it is, if I had braved it and gone without a ticket, there’d have been about six checks per journey. I know that – and it’s why I always buy a ticket. But it does annoy me, how rarely these things are checked, and it makes me wonder how many people do take the chance, and go without paying for the ticket.