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Transit Police have stepped up fare checks, but the number of tickets they're writing is down.
They made 230,000 fare checks last month, resulting in 2,900 tickets.
A year ago in the same month, 164,000 fare checks were made with 5,000 tickets resulting.
Translink chief operating officer Doug Kelsey says it could be that people who cheated the system before are finally paying up, now that officers are focusing more on fare checks.
"We're trying to raise the visibility up absolutely, so you know, they're moving all over the system."
Translink security ais also now able to write tickets and officers are paid an extra five per cent.