I've just come off the train at Hitchin from London,I thought my ticket allowed me to travel the next morning and I asked a lady at London if it was ok and she said it would be fine if I got the first train in the morning. Anyway, I now have learned not to trust a lot of the TFL staff as most don't really care especially compared to people who work at local train stations. I tried to get past the barriers at Hitchin but the lady at the gate said my ticket had expired. I was very unhappy and was admittedly rather belligerent to her. She took down my details, including my name and my address (which she checked with someone if I was on the electoral register), she then said that I would expect to hear from the company within the next month. She was very vague about the next stage and I was wondering if anyone here could tell me what will happen next? Will I be given a fixed penalty? - I looked online and a lot of places seem to suggest I could be charged £80. Or will they immediately try to take me to court without even attempting to give me a fine? Any help would be massively appreciated. Thank you.