Does anyone have any advice? In November I dropped my son at Guildford station to get a train to LGW - we had no time to buy a ticket so I told him to buy a ticket on the train. On leaving Guildford he went to find the guard, explained what had happened and asked to buy a ticket. at he guard refused saying that he would receive a warning letter in the post . He issued him a ticket (we have it) with a zero fare on it and said that he would have to pay it at a later date. Have heard nothing since then until this morning when we received a letter headed 'pre court action' saying that he had attempted to travel without a ticket and offering him the 'opportunity' to settle the matter by paying £92.90 which is made up of outstanding fare of £12.90 plus a charge towards the costs that have been incurred. I am so angry about this as there was no intention to travel without a ticket and my son actively sought out ticket inspector. What should we do next - don't want the stress of going to court but equally feel very strongly that we should not be penalised in this way.