Im hoping for some spacific help here and best way to go with this issue. I booked a train ticket online on the 5th August, I wanted to travel from Leeds to Scarborough at 1711 on the 7th. I booked my ticket online however I put in the wrong date but did not know this until 10 minutes from Scarborough station. 15 minutes before the train was due to leave I put in my ticket ref number into the machine and recieved my ticket to travel on the 1711. I had my 3 year old grandson with me and proceeded to the security barrier and scanned my ticket and made my way to the platform. The ticket inspector did his ticket check around 10 minutes before we approached Scarborough station, the train was packed full of commuters and he told me that my ticket was out of date. He said I would have to pay £28 but I refused as I had a ticket and of course didnt know it wa sout of date but I really thought he would maybe see my point of view that I had made an error and was hpoping he would let me off, rightly or wrongly. The guard said he would take my name and address and I would be able to have may say when the company contacts me. Maybe I should have paid for it there and then and tried to get a refund later. But at the time I was quite embarrassed by his attitude and all other commuters looking at me wondering whats going on. Anyway thats all by an by now cant turn back the clock. I genuinely didnt realise that my ticket was out of date and would have thought the ticket machine would not have given me an expired ticket, or the security barrier refusing to let me pass. If I had not been given my ticket by the machine I would have had several options to get home. Yes I could have purchased a ticket for £28, or got the bus to Scarborough for around £11 or could have asked my son to drop us both off in york and had my husband to pick my up in York. By getting the ticket and getting through security my options became limited as 10 minutes from Scarborough what can I do? Anyway, thats the situation. I really cant afford a fine to be honest and Ive never been in a trouble with the poilce, not even had any fines or anything. So whats the best way forward here? The guard took my tickets away so now I cant even produce any evidence that I printed the tickets at around 5pm on the 7th from a ticket machine in Leeds station, however I would imagine those tickets will go to the rail company along with my personal details. Thanks very much.