It was a common thinking among officials of the department that ticketless
travelling was not possible in the trains without connivance of the Pakistan Railways staff.
Benchmarks have been agreed between the franchisee and the SoS in support of a reduction in ticketless
While there were a small number of ticketless
fans there that fateful day, my closer reading of the Taylor report leads me to believe that the incident could have occurred regardless of their presence.
5 per cent - about 3,000 ticketless
journeys costing the industry pounds 4,500 each day - but it has not decreased further in the following 12 months.
But this is probably the smallest ground England have ever played a full international in and we hope as many ticketless
fans as possible heed our advice and don't make a wasted journey.
However, we know we cannot rest until ticketless
travel is wiped out completely.
According to the PR police sources here on Thursday, an amount of Rs 426,000 had been charged from ticketless
passengers in the form of fare and fine by the special PR police teams.
He added: "There will be a strong police presence around the perimeter of the ground preventing ticketless
fans from getting close to the stadium.
Mr Steel acknowledged that the Taylor Report, published to investigate the disaster, had found that the number of ticketless
fans was not a significant factor.
He revealed: "Nokia and Live Nation's focus is to have a ticketless
system where your mobile phone is your ticket.
Trouble broke out after over 1000 ticketless
fans travelled to Madrid and some of these tried to break their way through barriers to get into the stadium.
The Dutch police chief in charge of crowd control for England's opening Euro 2000 match against Portugal in Eindhoven warned ticketless
fans yesterday: 'Stay away' as up to 13,000 English supporters are expected to arrive without tickets.