Hello, I was hoping to get some advice or guidance on how to approach a fine I received for travelling on the Manchester Metrolink without a ticket. A week ago I made a journey from West Didsbury to MediacityUK without a ticket. Unfortunately I lost my job last month due to the company I worked for entering insolvency with no notice and lost out on a month's pay. I got on the metrolink without a ticket as I needed to get to a job interview, I knew the risk and that what I was doing was wrong but due to living on next to nothing recently I decided it was worth the risk. I'd intended to walk but in true Manchester style it was tipping it down. At Firswood some inspectors entered the train, I admitted immediately that I had knowingly boarded without a ticket, briefly explained and apologised. They were absolutely fine and explained that a fine of £50 would be issued to me. They were also kind enough to validate my travel to the interview and home again as part of this fine. My issue is that the fine has come out and it states that I have 14 days to pay £50, 21 days to pay £100 and after that it will immediately proceed to prosecution. Luckily I got the job I was travelling to but due to dates I will not receive my first pay cheque until day 24 following issue of the fine. I am completely happy to pay but equally completely unable to do so before that date, I'm using food charities and have received a loan from my new workplace for travel expenses for the next few weeks. What would be the best way of approaching metrolink (or keolis amey who have issued the letter)? Would I be likely to receive an extension given the circumstances? If not what are the ramifications if they do prosecute? I've only just started to get back on my feet and the last thing I need is to be in court. Thanks for any and all advice.