xxxxlbear Token Booking Clerk

Location: Geelong
Honestly, what is the point of buying a myki if you only travel, say, once a year?
"railblogger"
Or less! Which is precisely my point as well.

I am not against the purchase price (or my preference, a deposit) of a Myki card for regular users, I am just against charging people what I regard as an exorbitant fee for something  that they may only use once or twice in their lifetime, and then throw away once they finish their trip.

Which is why I like the idea of the $6/3 fee being replaced by a deposit (if management still persist in having some sort of charge)....you get back your deposit when you hand in your Myki card (in good condition) once you no longer need it

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  Loco Administrator Railpage 2 Developer

Location: Melbourne
A quote was made in another thread by Revenue, I know it has probably been answered before but I haven't really been following the Myki threads until recently.


Metcard had a number of issues:



- It did not cover all of Victoria (eg. you can't easily purchase a ticket from, say, Prahran to Bendigo)
"Revenue"


I'm still waiting to be able to catch a bus from my home in suburban Melbourne, to the train station then on a V/Line train to work, followed by the local town bus to work.

All of this I can do with a V/Line ticket, but what is annoying is if I do not get the ticket the day before I am left off slugged a Zone 2, 2 hour price on my myki to get me on the bus from home to the train station. Plus another Zone 2 fare to get to my work, which also is in a Zone 2 category just a V/Line fare.

People are tired of waiting for such features, the quicker it is on V/Line and across the board the better!
  501M Train Controller

Location: The Borough
Honestly, what is the point of buying a myki if you only travel, say, once a year?
"railblogger"
Or less! Which is precisely my point as well.

I am not against the purchase price (or my preference, a deposit) of a Myki card for regular users, I am just against charging people what I regard as an exorbitant fee for something that they may only use once or twice in their lifetime, and then throw away once they finish their trip.

Which is why I like the idea of the $6/3 fee being replaced by a deposit (if management still persist in having some sort of charge)....you get back your deposit when you hand in your Myki card (in good condition) once you no longer need it
"xxxxlbear"


I think that the system should be like Citylink where you pay $50 to open an account with an e-tag, however the $50 becomes credit on your account.  The $6/3 fee should become credit on the myki card and thus removing the need to pay for a card you may only use once.

I see that Myki will be introduced onto V/Line services with the removal of off-peak tickets.  If I can't still get my paper ticket at Bacchus Marsh station for travel to Melbourne, well I just will not use public transport any more.
  melbtrip Chief Commissioner

Location: Annoying Orange

Honestly, what is the point of buying a myki if you only travel, say, once a year?
"railblogger"
Or less! Which is precisely my point as well.

I am not against the purchase price (or my preference, a deposit) of a Myki card for regular users, I am just against charging people what I regard as an exorbitant fee for something that they may only use once or twice in their lifetime, and then throw away once they finish their trip.

Which is why I like the idea of the $6/3 fee being replaced by a deposit (if management still persist in having some sort of charge)....you get back your deposit when you hand in your Myki card (in good condition) once you no longer need it
"xxxxlbear"


I think that the system should be like Citylink where you pay $50 to open an account with an e-tag, however the $50 becomes credit on your account. The $6/3 fee should become credit on the myki card and thus removing the need to pay for a card you may only use once.

I see that Myki will be introduced onto V/Line services with the removal of off-peak tickets. If I can't still get my paper ticket at Bacchus Marsh station for travel to Melbourne, well I just will not use public transport any more.
"501M"


There is no off-peak tickets for a Melbourne to Zone B location at the current moment.

Under Myki - off-peak fares:


The discount for off-peak travel is 30 per cent (this is applied after any concession discount).
Customers who do not touch on and off correctly will be charged a peak fare.
For customers travelling off-peak, the equivalent peak fare contributes toward the Daily cap, even
though they are paying a reduced fare.

For example when a full fare customer travels three zones off-peak, 100 per cent of the standard fare will be counted towards the Daily cap even though only 70 per cent of the standard fare has been paid.



People in Bacchus Marsh station for travel to Melbourne will pay less under MYKI compare they paying today with a paper ticket.

 

Daily paper ticket: Melbourne to Bacchus Marsh:$12.70

Myki daily cap : Melbourne to Bacchus Marsh:$11.84

The problem I see V/Line users  needing to travel 3 zones or  more when traveling to Melbourne zone 1 in peak time using MYKI money, will not get any financial benefits of using a MYKI over a paper ticket.

You could have be unluckly and have Bacchus Marsh in future zone 3 and pay for a daily myki cap of $19.20 and receive no financial benefits of using a MYKI over the current paper V/Line ticket and some people say people are financial worst of because they have buy a myki which cost $6.00.

An example of this in peak time:

Melbourne to Pakenham :58km  from the city(Zone 1 to 2) myki  daily cap fare:$11.84

Melbourne to Nar Nar Goon :65km from the city (zone 1 to 3) myki  daily cap fare:$19.20

Just travlling 7km more and then users pays nearly double under myki.

Note if V/Line users travelling in 3 zones or more when traveling to Melbourne zone 1 in peak time receive the same  benefits under MYKI money as they do in Melbourne and then the fare from :

Melbourne to Nar Nar Goon :65km from the city (zone 1 to 3) would only cost for a daily cap: $12.80 and not $19.20


Fact Bacchus Marsh was first design to place in zone 3 under myki.

all fares infomation come from Victoria Gazette  - Gazette: S450

  501M Train Controller

Location: The Borough

Honestly, what is the point of buying a myki if you only travel, say, once a year?
"railblogger"
Or less! Which is precisely my point as well.

I am not against the purchase price (or my preference, a deposit) of a Myki card for regular users, I am just against charging people what I regard as an exorbitant fee for someth