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On-the-spot fines are in place to crack down on fare evasion and anti-social behaviour on the CityRail network.
Transit officers regularly patrol trains and stations, and have the authority to issue on-the-spot fines. They also have the powers of arrest and work closely with NSW Police.
Some examples are listed in the following table:
|Putting feet on train seats||$100||$550|
|Travelling without a valid ticket||$200||$550|
|Depositing litter on train, station or railway property||$200||$1100|
|Smoking at stations or on trains||$300||$1100|
|Drinking alcohol on CityRail trains/stations||$400||$1100|
|Offensive language, offensive behaviour or spitting||$400||$1100|
|Damage or vandalise railway property||$400||$2200|
|Blocking train doors||$400||$5500|
|Trespassing on railway land||$400||$5500|
If you have been fined you will have been given a penalty notice with payment required within 21 days. Payment can be made to the State Debt Recovery Office by mail, phone or online.
If you believe you have been unfairly fined you have the option of having the matter dealt with by a court. Depending on the circumstances you may also be entitled to a review by the State Debt Recovery Office.
Visit the State Debt Recovery Office website for further information on the fine process.