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Re: On-Duty Metro-North Conductor Arrested

Posted by Fisk Ave Jim on Sat Aug 12 23:08:47 2017, in response to Re: On-Duty Metro-North Conductor Arrested, posted by Nilet on Sat Aug 12 17:41:36 2017.

"It's called a "joke."

I apologise for misunderstandng. Upon re-reading, it now seems to me to be weak sarcasm rather than humor.

"...swears it's a crime for me to travel to. "

On this, I'm inclined to agree with you.NO, its not a "crime" to travel to travel to 125 on a train that you are not supposed to be on based on the public timetables and per se, its not an arrestible offense.
BUT it is a crime to refuse to pay the fare requested for passage by the conductor and if applicable, the appropriate penalty, based on the rules he/she has to follow and that he/she could be subject to discipline .
If that fare request is justified, it must be paid, straight answer. If you feel that the fare is unjustified, you still must pay the fare requested & take your beef to commuter relations for a ruling.
Thats where the arrest issue comes in. Not for riding or detraining, but for refusing to pay for passage requested by the conductor. It seems to be a splitting hairs deal, but the bottom line is this, you can get on and off a train without getting arrested, providing you pay what you are supposed to.

...and to all a good night!


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