Northern Rail lose thousands of pounds a year through revenue loss on my commute alone! I know this topic will have been covered before but as it isn't going away here it is again. Having commuted on the MAN - SHF stopper for many years I have seen literally tens of thousands of pounds of fares lost, that have not been paid and I can only assume that this happens on many other routes. It must amount to a massive amount of money. The reason for this, as I'm sure you know is that most stations don't have ticket facilities, commuters board the train, they don't buy a ticket, mainly because the Guard can't get around to everyone as the train gets full towards SHF, or the ticket machine fails (regularly!). Over the years, again i'm making an assumption, the loss is added to the fare prices and therefore, those commuters that do pay, e.g. season ticket holders are subsidising the regular fare dodgers. Of course they could purchase a ticket at the mainline station if they so wanted. There must be a way to sort this out, I know barriers were nearly installed at SHF but because of a public right of way through the station, it never happened. I don't know what the answer is really but there are salaried rail type people that should know! but I do know 150 people got off a train this morning at SHF and 90% of them hadn't paid a bean! so basically this needs sorting! Not necessarily NR sole problem as EMT are involved, as I say it must be a national issue anyway.