Penalty Fare Frequently Asked Questions Why do Northern issue Penalty Fares? If I do not buy a ticket before travelling, is it an automatic Penalty Fare? Can I pay at my destination if I am in a rush? How do I pay my penalty fare? Can I appeal my penalty fare? I have appealed my penalty fare but don’t know the outcome what’s happening? What if I want to buy a season ticket and the ticket office is closed, or the machine doesn’t sell the ticket I want? What happens if I refuse to pay the Penalty Fare? How can I buy a ticket before travel? I have lost my penalty fare notice and reference number what do I do? I have a disability that prevents me from using the ticket machine at my station, Will get I penalty if I board without buying a ticket? The automated payment line or appeals service do not recognise my reference number why? Articles in this section Contact Us Landing Page Contact HR HR Our Roles Lost Property Give praise Report a fault Ask a Question Penalty Fare Frequently Asked Questions How to make a complaint The automated payment line or appeals service do not recognise my reference number why?