ab123 Chief Train Controller

As far as I am aware the conductor manually sets the "location" on the hand held device. So it would have been set to Seymour for Seymour passengers and so on

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  L1150 Assistant Commissioner

Location: Pakenham Vic.
Decided to try regional myki today.
I have a seniors myki and I first used it to travel from Pakenham to Southern Cross. Touched off at Southern Cross and a short time later touched on again and boarded the 10.32 am V'locity to Seymour. Touched off at Seymour and the validator showed that $2.04 had been deducted. What tha?? Just over 2 bucks for Melbourne to Seymour? BARGAIN! Touched on again at Seymour, joined the same V'lo at 12.14pm and rode back to Southern Cross, touching off to a fare of around $5.20. So why the difference? The only thing I can think of goes something like this- The Metro fare when I first touched off at Southern Cross was around $2.60 which, I'm guessing is the two hourly cap for zone 2 & 1 travel, on the Seniors myki. Since I must have still been in that two hour window when I touched on for the run to Seymour, it gave me the Southern Cross to Craigieburn section for free and only charged an off-peak concession for Craigieburn to Seymour. Is that a likely reason?Very Happy
  Lance-Fieldline Train Controller

Location: Stalybridge Station Buffet
Decided to try regional myki today.
I have a seniors myki and I first used it to travel from Pakenham to Southern Cross. Touched off at Southern Cross and a short time later touched on again and boarded the 10.32 am V'locity to Seymour. Touched off at Seymour and the validator showed that $2.04 had been deducted. What tha?? Just over 2 bucks for Melbourne to Seymour? BARGAIN! Touched on again at Seymour, joined the same V'lo at 12.14pm and rode back to Southern Cross, touching off to a fare of around $5.20. So why the difference? The only thing I can think of goes something like this- The Metro fare when I first touched off at Southern Cross was around $2.60 which, I'm guessing is the two hourly cap for zone 2 & 1 travel, on the Seniors myki. Since I must have still been in that two hour window when I touched on for the run to Seymour, it gave me the Southern Cross to Craigieburn section for free and only charged an off-peak concession for Craigieburn to Seymour. Is that a likely reason?Very Happy
L1150

Hi there

2 hr off peak conc Craigieburn-Seymour is $2.17.

Why can't I buy myki passes for zones above zone 2 from Roxburgh Park (ie Zone 2-5 7 day pass)?

Cheers Lance
  railblogger Chief Commissioner

Location: At the back of the train, quitely doing exactly what you'd expect.
Hi there

2 hr off peak conc Craigieburn-Seymour is $2.17.

Why can't I buy myki passes for zones above zone 2 from Roxburgh Park (ie Zone 2-5 7 day pass)?

Cheers Lance
Lance-Fieldline
What makes you say you can't? Just curious.
  liron Junior Train Controller

Decided to try regional myki today.
I have a seniors myki and I first used it to travel from Pakenham to Southern Cross. Touched off at Southern Cross and a short time later touched on again and boarded the 10.32 am V'locity to Seymour. Touched off at Seymour and the validator showed that $2.04 had been deducted. What tha?? Just over 2 bucks for Melbourne to Seymour? BARGAIN! Touched on again at Seymour, joined the same V'lo at 12.14pm and rode back to Southern Cross, touching off to a fare of around $5.20. So why the difference? The only thing I can think of goes something like this- The Metro fare when I first touched off at Southern Cross was around $2.60 which, I'm guessing is the two hourly cap for zone 2 & 1 travel, on the Seniors myki. Since I must have still been in that two hour window when I touched on for the run to Seymour, it gave me the Southern Cross to Craigieburn section for free and only charged an off-peak concession for Craigieburn to Seymour. Is that a likely reason?Very Happy
L1150
When you touched off at Southern Cross you would have bee charged $2.96 for a zone 1-2 fare.  The Seymour fare (zone 1-6) for a concession off peak is $5.04, but since you had a valid zone 1-2 fare already ($2.96) you should only have to pay $2.08 when you touch off at Seymour.

The zone 1-6 fare would be a three hour ticket rather than a two hour ticket since you travelled through at least 6 zones.  If you touched on at Seymour after the three hour window expired you should be charged another $5.04, but now you would have a zone 1-6 daily ticket that you could use for the rest of the day.
  Lance-Fieldline Train Controller

Location: Stalybridge Station Buffet
What makes you say you can't? Just curious.
railblogger

Only Zone 1 & 2 passes available from the machine
  L1150 Assistant Commissioner

Location: Pakenham Vic.
When you touched off at Southern Cross you would have bee charged $2.96 for a zone 1-2 fare.  The Seymour fare (zone 1-6) for a concession off peak is $5.04, but since you had a valid zone 1-2 fare already ($2.96) you should only have to pay $2.08 when you touch off at Seymour.

The zone 1-6 fare would be a three hour ticket rather than a two hour ticket since you travelled through at least 6 zones.  If you touched on at Seymour after the three hour window expired you should be charged another $5.04, but now you would have a zone 1-6 daily ticket that you could use for the rest of the day.
liron
Thanks liron for your explanation. Looks like when all the regional rail goes miki, I'm going to get some cheap gunzelling!Very Happy
  railblogger Chief Commissioner

Location: At the back of the train, quitely doing exactly what you'd expect.
Only Zone 1 & 2 passes available from the machine
Lance-Fieldline
Maybe they need to do a software upgrade?
  NR1 Locomotive Fireman

Location: Warrnambool
Just wandering, will the v/line stations get the barriers like what the stations in Melbourne have???
  Revenue Chief Commissioner

Just wandering, will the v/line stations get the barriers like what the stations in Melbourne have???
"NR1"


It is certainly being considered in the future for major stations with high patronage.  No gates have been ordered for V/Line stations at this time.  As V/Line patronage increases, and as the number of 'local' trips on V/Line increases, then obviously the business case for gates improves. As frequencies increase, then you can expect to see a lo