Hi all, I am 19 years old. Around two months ago I didn't purchase a ticket from Isleworth station to Whitton (a 7 minute train journey consisting of two stops). I didn't have my debit card at the time and I boarded the train anyway which I know was very stupid. As I made to exit the station, I was stopped by a bunch of rail officers who asked for my ticket. I said that I didn't have one and the man ran through the questions in his notebook taking down details and writing down my appearance. He was very rude to me (fairly understandable) and made me write down my details even asking for my NI number which I obviously didn't write down. He asked what courses I was studying at college and actually said 'well you can forget that' in a sinister way (I don't have a clue what he meant). He then asked if I could pay for my ticket, to which I replied I couldn't, I seemed to not have the right amount of change in my pocket. He rang someone on his phone and read the details back to them and ended the call. I admit I was in the wrong and I never normally don't buy a ticket or use my oyster, in this situation I didn't have my oyster. I am eagerly awaiting a letter from SW Trains, what can I expect to see in the letter? I am hoping to pay a significantly large fine to the rail company to avoid a summons. Will they let me pay without summons and what would we be the best advice you can give me? I have had an offence or two in the past when I was under 18 where I paid a £20 fine and an unpaid ticket notice which was £3 if I can remember. If anyone can shed some light on this I would be very grateful. Other than that, I understand it is part of life to face up to a mistake like this; I am just hoping that I do not have to go to court and receive a criminal record. Thanks RailForums users!