Train tickets, would they know if you lie about your age?

Well basically i'm planning to get a train to see a friend and they live 200 miles away from me.
A child ticket is £50, for return also but an Adult ticket is £100, including return.

A child ticket is 1-15 and an adult ticket is 16+. I turned 16 in january and I would obviously rather pay the £50.. lol.

Well basically i'm planning to get a train to see a friend and they live 200 miles away from me.
A child ticket is £50, for return also but an Adult ticket is £100, including return.

A child ticket is 1-15 and an adult ticket is 16+. I turned 16 in january and I would obviously rather pay the £50.. lol.

Would they notice and as I'm too young for any ID even if they ask i wouldn't be able to provide them any

What would you do in my situation? thanks!

Other answer:

L♫♪♫:
On such a long journey, you are likely to have your ticket checked more than once – and certainly on the train itself by the Conductor or a Revenue Protection Inspector. Unless you look like you are under 16, they will almost certainly ask for ID. If you haven't got any on your person, you will have to provide it later. As others have said, it's not worth the risk of a fine and probably criminal record that will dog you for years.
Having said this, I do sympathise with your position – I think that in this day and age, with so many young people staying on to further education, Adult fares should start at 18, and not 16.
J.J.'s Advice / Avis de J.J.:
Paying for a child fare if you're not eligible is almost as bad as just trying to ride without any ticket at all…you should assume the conductor will ask for ID. Anyone who looks older than about 12 usually gets asked to show proof of age.
David S:
You may well be asked to prove your age by revenue inspectors or train managers when the tickets are checked, as this type of fraud is very common. The punishment is a fine or you might possibly be taken to court and end up with a criminal record.
You can often save money on rail fares by booking well in advance for specifically timed trains at a station ticket office or at www.nationalrail.co.uk
Booking opens 11 weeks ahead of your journey
Save a further 34% with a 16-25 railcard www.16-25railcard.co.uk
Willeke:
You have had child rates for 3 to 5 years longer than people in other countries. Mostly it is up to 11 or 12 (inclusive) for child tickets.
In everything else 16 year old teens want to be seen as adults. So grow up and stop wanting to be a child for the trains as well.
And yes, they likely pick up that you are traveling on the wrong ticket, you will show it yourself as you will feel guilty.
Reporting:
Id just pay the correct fare or look for a special deal like DAvid S has already said. Frankly, people who evade paying the correctly fare make it more expensive for everyone else.
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I'd just pay the correct fee for a special deal.
Me Brod:
If it was a few dollars difference they would never question the issue. But with a $50 difference, be prepared to show some I.D.
trouble4hank:
You'll be fine

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