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eNewsletter for June 24, 2013

Re: Rising Train Fares. With Metrolink’s board voting to increase the fares to ride on Metrolink Trains do you ever think we will see Metrolink’s fares being at or even higher then Amtrak’s fares? With all the increases we have with Metrolink fares it seems like the fares will match Amtrak’s fares. Jerry Martin. My concern about raising train fares is in the long run it is self-defeating. Both Metrolink and Amtrak have empty seats on many of their trains, particularly the shorter distance trains on Amtrak. Higher fares discourages ridership growth and plans to expand service. More should be done to discount tickets to fill up trains when there are plenty of seats available.This is what the airlines and bus companies do. The emphasis should be on increasing revenue with increased ridership. As Metro North in New York learned expanding service increases ridership and revenue. The same thing happened in the 70’s when service was expanded between Los Angeles and San Diego on Amtrak with State support. NB

 

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