Passersby surprised as FCC employee shows discretion

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tannedfrog

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Today i witnessed an FCC barrier person selling a normal price ticket to a passenger trying to exit having travelled without a ticket. The passenger had "ran for the train and had not had time to buy one". The origin station had facilities to buy a ticket.

Given the bad press of FCC on here I thought it was worth mentioning. I'll not mention the details so no-one gets told off.
 
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Not every member of railway staff is authorised to do everything. I was only allowed to do Penalty Fares, though I frequently spotted prosecution worthy cases which I'd always pass onto the RPIs on duty. Some barrier staff may not be able to do anything at all other than sell tickets.

That said, it's not unheard of for FCC staff to show discretion, but then again good publicity is much harder to come by than bad publicity.
 
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