It is an offence to board a train for the purpose of travel without a valid ticket, and also to try and avoid paying a fare. These offences may lead to prosecution by a Magistrates Court.
c2c, along with many other train operating companies, operates a Penalty Fares system on its services. This means that anyone who does not have a valid ticket for their journey may be liable to pay the Penalty Fare. The Penalty Fares system on c2c, in certain situations, may allow matters to be dealt with in a less serious manner, rather than a prosecution by a Magistrates Court.
To understand how the Penalty Fares system works on c2c, please view our frequently asked questions. These also explain how every passenger can buy their tickets before they travel.