Sorry to hear what happened, is there a specific "offence" that you've committed, in the court summons? Also have the train company provided statements? Have you written one yourself? Even as a person I would challenge the fine, due to the circomstances, namely the delayed trains, and the fact that you had a ticket specifying an arrival time, which you did not arrive upon. It is possible for you to revoke your guilty plea at any time before sentancing if you feel that you made an error in pleading guilty, through lack of information availible to you at the time of entering the plea.
Seemingly you had a contract with them, to deliver the ticket holder to a destination at a perscribed time as marked on the ticket, if you arrived late the contract has been dishonoured at their end by X amount of minutes, simple as that, what did the delay cost you?
A few months ago I boarded a train without a ticket, with money intending to buy one, as I was running late and the train was about to leave. Couple of florecent jacket types boarded the train and demanded I go use a machine to buy the ticket, rather than pay the conductor. Begrudgingly I got off, after chaining the dog to the armrest, and leaving my rucksack unattended, walked to the machine, bought a ticket and re-boarded the train.
Seemingly train tickets are issued to "persons". Does anyone know if the queen buys a train ticket for her journey to kings lynn each year?
The truth is like a turd that wont flush, in the end it floats to the surface and smells terrible.