Tube passengers at Islington stations were charged £4 million in maximum fares for incomplete journeys, a Freedom of Information request has revealed. 

Oyster card users were charged £1,330,000 for incomplete journeys at King’s Cross, more than any other station.

The Islington Gazette report:

Transport bosses have been accused of ripping off Oyster card users by millions of pounds at Islington stations.

Passengers were charged about £4million in maximum fares for incomplete journeys – when people fail to touch their cards in and out – at 20 Tube and train stations in the borough or on its boundaries, according to a freedom of information request submitted by councillors.

Cllr Greg Foxsmith, transport spokesman for Islington’s Lib Dems, said: “Times are tough and the last thing passengers need is to be fleeced for their journey.

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