- 8 May 2017
My feeling is that an instalment arrangement may be available - although be realistic in that the railway will probably want payment as quickly as possible, so you should be thinking weeks or a few months rather than years.Thats what I thought as if theyd have given me till end of December I couldve paid it all at once unfortunately I can't this month. I also thought if I push for what the tickets im paying the difference for and fighting them I may end up just paying more in investigation fee than is worth
On the other hand, you declined the opportunity to discuss how many times you fare dodged. So I can imagine that they may be reluctant to negotiate over the amount of the fares owed.
So the bottom line: by all means see if you can get time to pay and even a reduced settlement
But remember that they're the people who can prosecute you: don't negotiate so hard that you put the £430 offer at risk.