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Train needs more guards onboard
10:27am Monday 18th June 2012 in Your Letters
I AM writing with regard to the services aboard South West Trains.
On numerous occasions in the past, I have witnessed many people using the train without buying a ticket, because there is a lack of guards on duty.
This is irritating when the majority of passengers buy tickets.
If they had more guards to check tickets, the amount in fines that they would collect in a day would more than likely equate to more than the wages for the extra guard.
Many more passengers would buy a ticket if they knew their ticket was going to be checked.
Maybe the train company could trial more guards and see if it generates more income and improves the service.
Lloyd Mitchem Alfred Road Dorchester