A number of measures designed specifically to tackle the people to avoid paying their ticket fares have been implemented at the Kensington Olympia overground station, the total investment by the TfL reaching £500,000.
As a news report in the local media has revealed, fare evasion at the Kensington Olympia overground station reached a staggering 9%, significantly more than the city average, of just around 2%.
In order to sort out this issue, new automatic ticket gates were installed and a previously existing bridge was split into a cross track pedestrian footpath and an overground passenger walkway as part of the renovation.
The new system separates overground users from other members of the public, preventing ticketless travel without affecting the station’s function as a through-route for pedestrians from Olympia Way to Russell Road.
TfL Director of London overground Mike Stubbs said: "These works have helped develop a better, more attractive station. The improved environment will help us tackle fare evasion and make travel more secure."
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