On the last question time of the last parliamentary sitting day before the Victorian election, Premier John Brumby was responding to a question from Opposition Leader Ted Baillieu when he came out with this blunder:http://news.theage.com.au/breaking-news-national/question-time-gaffe-bad-omen-for-brumby-20101007-169k8.html
"Speaker, I thank the Premier for his question."
The cross-benchers immediately erupted in cheers and one opposition adviser in the press gallery was heard quipping: "That's an omen - I'm sure of it!" An unperturbed Mr Brumby waited for the commotion to subside before he corrected himself.
"Speaker, I thank the leader of the opposition for his question."
Would the much-maligned ticketing system be another "billion-dollar white elephant", the opposition leader wanted to know.
Mr Brumby spruiked the "great benefits" of myki, how it meant cheaper fares for public transport users, "no more searching for loose change" and weekend freebies for seniors.
However, the rollout will start on the Williamstown line, AFAIK, and proceed clockwise around the network map. My supposition is Stony Point will happen when the Frankston line gets done.
No truth to the Southern Cross rumour as far as I know. The Parliament ones will be tested for a number of weeks before they move onto other stations.
I popped down at lunchtime - they look really good.
I'm sure someone will post when they are available for use by customers.
Also worth noting that they have installed the GAC (gate access controller I think it stands for). This gives the gate attendant more information.
No truth to the Southern Cross rumour as far as I know.
Also worth noting that they have installed the GAC (gate access controller I think it stands for).
Real Myki gates going in at southern end of Parliament Station
[The Frankston / Stony Point line is] the most clockwise Melbourne line there is.Yes, the Sandringham line is further clockwise than the Frankston or Stony Point line.
Real Myki gates going in at southern end of Parliament Station ...
I'm told these are now live.