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Sir Thomas Bent Minister for Railways

Location: Banned
Thank-you, RATLSNAKE.  Any other bright ideas, sweetheart?

So, your solution is to basically make a miserable day for some poor underpaid receptionist or security guard at a city office block because you're too damn stupid to figure out how to use a card that's been going for how many months now.
 
RATLSNAKE Chief Train Controller


Rolling Eyes Yeah that was exactly it, take a page straight out of "Natural Born Killers".  Rolling Eyes

I keep forgetting that sarcasm needs to be pointed out constantly at this site.
Not to mention everything you pointed out means you missed my point.
I'll refrain from being silly once in a while, to avoid any confusion in the future.
 
Speed Minister for Railways

The last question asked in Parliament this year was about Myki.
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:

"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.
- A user
http://news.theage.com.au/breaking-news-national/question-time-gaffe-bad-omen-for-brumby-20101007-169k8.html
 
Attila76 Junior Train Controller


Confused It would be nice for once if the people who have to do the enforcing were told before the media that they will be doing the enforcing and not have to find out about from the newspapers. If I ever lose my authority, I'm sure it will be in the papers before I'm told.

Our HHD's are still not up to scratch, they may have upgraded the software  but they've done nothing about the battery life.
 
dv987654 Locomotive Driver

Location: Melbourne
When will all buses have there myki equipment installed?
 
Gauntlet Chief Commissioner

Location:
I'd like to know when the CVMs on the Stony Point line will be able to sell short term tickets.
 
heisdeadjim Chief Commissioner

When the rest of them will.

As I understand it, myki machines will issue short term tickets once the booking offices can. The rollout for the booking office ticket office terminals is slated for week one Februaru 2011.

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.
 
liron Junior Train Controller


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.
- heisdeadjim

And it's the most clockwise Melbourne line there is.
 
heisdeadjim Chief Commissioner

Exactly Smile

So, not soon. Best part of another full year I reckon.
 
tomohawk Chief Commissioner

Location: Getting The Met to get around
Enjoy the free rides until then!
 
dbowen Assistant Commissioner

Location: Melbourne
Real Myki gates going in at southern end of Parliament Station, and (heard but not verified) Collins St end of Southern Cross. Initially for testing; don't rush down there expecting to have a go of them just yet.


Daniel
 
Revenue Chief Commissioner

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.   Smile

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.
 
Brendan03 Chief Commissioner

Location: Sydney
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.   Smile

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.
- Revenue


Good to see my ranting pays off... Can't believe some fool made a group on facebook suggesting otherwise.
 
dbowen Assistant Commissioner

Location: Melbourne
No truth to the Southern Cross rumour as far as I know.
- Revenue


Yep. Informant was mistaken (and it didn't tally in with what TTA said).

Also worth noting that they have installed the GAC (gate access controller I think it stands for).
- Revenue


Looks like it's Gate Attendant Control




Daniel
 
Revenue Chief Commissioner

Ah yes. I've been calling it a GAC for so long I forgot what the TLA stood for.  Wink
 
Brendan03 Chief Commissioner

Location: Sydney
I meant to post this the otherday...

I recently observed an afternoon peak train dump 200~300 passengers at Werribee of which about 30 I saw touch off.

The set-up at Werribee has always cleared very slowly because of the design of the ramp.
Having observed a similar number of people exiting pre-myki and post-myki, I would say the time it takes to clear the people has not changed, due to the speed at which people have to walk past the readers.

The above in short? Myki does not slow down people exiting the station.
 
dbowen Assistant Commissioner

Location: Melbourne
Real Myki gates going in at southern end of Parliament Station
- dbowen


I'm told these are now live.


Daniel
 
Tremere Train Controller

Just used them. Touch off like the standard readers, yellow light goes on, gates open reasonably quickly.
A Metro staffed and two myki mates were on duty
 
michinyon Chief Commissioner

Isn't the Sandringham line more clockwise than Frankston ?
 
Speed Minister for Railways

[The Frankston / Stony Point line is] the most clockwise Melbourne line there is.
- Liron
Yes, the Sandringham line is further clockwise than the Frankston or Stony Point line.

If they were to work clockwise starting at the Williamstown line, the Frankston line would be second-last. They could also do an electrified lines pass clockwise starting from Williamstown and do the non-electrified Metlink lines after the electrified ones.
 
ghostgum Beginner

Real Myki gates going in at southern end of Parliament Station  ...
I'm told these are now live.
- dbowen


As I walked past this morning, the orange fencing was gone, but I saw a "closed" sign on the Myki barrier.
 
Revenue Chief Commissioner

I popped down at lunchtime - all working correctly. As has been noted, they are under test at the moment. Considering the public testing only started yesterday at 4pm, then it is all going pretty well.
 
AzN_dj Chief Commissioner

Location: Along route 69
yay! finally!
Does anybody have any pics?
 
Brendan03 Chief Commissioner

Location: Sydney
Vicsig.
 
fullofrubbish Assistant Commissioner

Location: Brunswick
I've started using myki regularly over metcard now, but being primarily a tram user i'm having trouble accessing enough top-up facilities - i don't often pass a train station nor do i particularly want to use the internet with the delay between money spent and actually hitting the card. How long before myki machines are rolled out on trams and retail stores?  A couple of work colleagues who mainly catch the tram too are now beginning to find the lack of top up availability the problem, not the actual myki scanning on/off itself....
 

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