Elliot Nash, 32, threatened to knock out three ticket inspectors after refusing to buy a £2.20 ticket for his journey last November.
When approached, while making the journey between Kings Norton and Northfield in Birmingham, he told them to “f*** off” repeatedly before attacking a member of staff.
“Go and phone the police, you little muppet,” he said, launching a vicious tirade that was captured on one of the manager’s body-worn cameras.
He added: “F*** off and get your littles mates ‘cause I’ll spark them out as well.
Elliot Nash was jailed after attacking ticket inspectors over a £2.20 fare
There was absolutely no need for this to have escalated into violence
PC Nicola Mallaber, British Transport Police
“Look at you, you little grass. You’ve got a s*** job – what a s*** job you do – going collecting tickets.”
The tirade then became violent as the 32-year-old began pushing and kicking out at one of her colleagues.
Nash then takes aim at the female ticket inspector, before telling her she was “lucky” because she was a "woman” as he gets off the train.
Police were called and officers identified the man from the footage, arresting him at his Northfield home just two hours later.
The incident was captured on an employee's body-worn camera
He was later charged with common assault and two public order offences against both staff and members of the public.
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Nash, of Chatham Road, plead guilty and on January 19 was jailed for 15 weeks at Birmingham Magistrates’ Court.
PC Nicola Mallaber from British Transport Police said: “Despite the overwhelming evidence against him, Nash had the audacity to deny the offences initially, only changing his plea when the case went to trial.
“As the footage shows, his attitude is completely unacceptable and there was absolutely no need for this to have escalated into violence… all for the sake of a £2.20 fare.
“No member of rail staff should be spoken to in this way or attacked simply for doing their job. We hope this spell behind bars will teach Nash a valuable lesson and make him review his behaviour in the future.”
London Midland’s head of security and revenue protection, Darren Hanley, added: “No colleague or customer should have to see behaviour like this when travelling by train.
“Fare dodging, anti-social behaviour and violence will never be tolerated by London Midland.
“In partnership with the British Transport Police and local forces, we have made great strides in reducing crime and fare evasion in recent years. Incidents like this just make us more determined to make our railways even safer.”
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