EVADING a £3.90 train fare will end up costing one Barnsley man almost £640.

Craig Johnstone, of Beevor Court, off Pontefract Road, did not have a ticket for his journey from Penistone to Barnsley when he was challenged by a conductor last July.

He did not have any cash either and nor did the 37-year-old pay the non-payment notice within 21 days, Barnsley Magistrates’ Court was told.

He was found guilty in his absence, fined £440, told to pay costs of £150, a £44 victim surcharge and compensation of £3.90.