Metrolink has hired additional security to check passengers for valid tickets before allowing them to board trains. Only half of the doors are opened for boarding where security and train crew inspects tickets at half opened doors. Many trains have security on board to check tickets for boarding at intermediate stations. This is an attempt to increase revenues from fare evaders. Tickets inspections are important to prevent fare evasion. However there is a point of diminishing returns when the cost of ticket inspections cost more than the revenue generated. A statistician can calculate the optimum level of ticket inspections for maximum revenue at the lowest cost. This has been done in Europe for years. The best way to increase revenue on any train is to attract more paying passengers.
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