Hello all directed to this site by moneysavingexpert forum 2 weeks ago I travelled from Seaforth to Liverpool Central on a mersey rail train about lunch time. I have a term time rail and bus season ticket called Trio and it says Area D / C3 on it. I have never had a problem using it before to Southport where my college is. Liverpool is Area C so i thought was also covered on the pass. Anyway, I got to Liverpool Central and the man on the barrier told me it wasn't valid. He said Area D and C3 meant only valid in Sefton, so I needed to pay the fare from bootle to liverpool. I didn't have any money on me to pay that fare and the ticket man got a police woman to come over where he said "he has no valid ticket and no funds to pay". The police lady told me my rights and questioned me over the incident where I said I had used it to Liverpool before a few times and never been stopped. She pointed to the map on the back and said it shows area where it is valid. after about 10mins of questions she said i could go and would hear from them in due course. anyway this morning i have received a summons with this on: Regina v (my name) You are hearby summonsed to appear on 21 December 2011 at 14:00 before LIVERPOOL magistrates court to answer the following complaint: On 31 October 2011, as a passenger upon a railway, did travel without previously having paid the correct fare, with intent to avoid payment thereof, contrary to Section 5/3a of the Regulation of Railways Act 1889 and Transport Act 2000 Section 219.2a. What can I do ?? I am 19 and can't afford a fine or criminal record, anyone got advice as i am very very worried.