A two-week blitz on fare dodgers at a Warwickshire railway station caught 20 offenders and recovered thousands of pounds of lost fares.
The "revenue protection blockade" (which involves staff checking tickets at the station entrance) at Leamington Spa was organised by Chiltern Railways to tackle fare dodging and anti-social behaviour.
Ray Manka, Chiltern services manager, said: "At Chiltern we take the issue of fraudulent travel very seriously as well as ensuring our stations are safe to visit.
"The blockades help us tackle these issues, and also help us assess the need for automatic ticket barriers or other security measures to improve the station environment."
During the two- week clampdown:
* 15 passengers were reported for fare evasion n Five passengers were reported for minor offences, such as incorrect tickets used for a particular route, or season passes not produced
* 55 penalty fares were issued totalling £553.70
* £774.60 in revenue was collected from passengers getting off trains without tickets for justified reasons
* £2,130.45 in revenue was taken on trains