Media Release | Tuesday, 2 April 2013
O'FARRELL GIVES FARE EVADERS A RIDE FREE – WHILE HONEST COMMUTERS ARE FORCED TO PAY MORE
New data has confirmed the O'Farrell Government is giving fare evaders a free ride on trains – while honest commuters are being forced to pay more for services that are getting increasingly worse.
Figures out today show the number of penalty notices for fare evasion has dropped by a whopping 75 per cent since the O'Farrell Government came to office.
In 2011, there were 128,813 penalty notices issued for fare evasion.
In 2012, this dropped dramatically to just 73,260 notices.
Shadow Transport Minister Penny Sharpe said there were not enough people patrolling the rail network for security and to catch out fare evaders.