Stations with Myki equipment installed

 
  Mitty Assistant Commissioner

Location: Hawthorn
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The new Barriers at Glenferrie.

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  bramt Deputy Commissioner

Work started at South Yarra. The food kiosk was demolished last night, had been closed for the past few weeks. There's also been work at the 7-11, 'closed for renos' it says. I had hoped they were demolishing part of it to add an extra station entrance, or make the existing one larger, but I guess the kiosk got it instead... Sad I think all 7-11 is doing is upgrading their slurpee machine... Smile
I really think they need to add another entrance, either thru one of the shops, or directly on to Yarra St.
  ChoooChoo Chief Train Controller

bramt- any chance you could grab photos? Disappointed to hear the kiosk is going, I always found their prices reasonable and staff friendly.
  Mitty Assistant Commissioner

Location: Hawthorn
Wow, end of an era.  I hope the Kiosk wasn't forced out but left of it's own accord, or even better will be rebuilt in an alternate position with better facilities.  The cheap drinks were great.
  Revenue Chief Commissioner

That kiosk has created no end of problems.  My favourite moment was when the owners of the kiosk complained that keeping the barriers closed at South Yarra would hurt their business and demanded they be kept open.  The barriers were installed before the kiosk was installed, so it was a pretty unreasonable assumption that people would always be able to wander in and out without a ticket.  The kiosk was badly located and contributed to considerable congestion in that area of the station.
  Mitty Assistant Commissioner

Location: Hawthorn
That kiosk has created no end of problems.  My favourite moment was when the owners of the kiosk complained that keeping the barriers closed at South Yarra would hurt their business and demanded they be kept open.  The barriers were installed before the kiosk was installed, so it was a pretty unreasonable assumption that people would always be able to wander in and out without a ticket.  The kiosk was badly located and contributed to considerable congestion in that area of the station.
Revenue
Hm, according to Daniel Bowen that kiosk was there in the 80's, which would mean it pre-dates Metcard (not necessarily with the same management however.)  

Heading off topic but while they're getting rid of Kiosks they can get rid of the ones on the Platforms at Flinders Street, or, at the very least, get rid of the fried food.  I wonder how many coronaries and cardiac arrests they've contributed to over the years.
  bramt Deputy Commissioner

Work has progressed at South Yarra and it's now clear what the new arrangement will be. 2 banks of barriers perpendicular to the existing set (which would be removed), on either side of where the food kiosk was (ie, just before the ramps to 2/3 and 4/5). Across the front end (across the front of where the kiosk was) will be a gate, with podium validators as well.
Still can't get over the fact that myki barriers are still so slow they're forced to sacrifice fare collection via overflow gates.
  jdekorte Deputy Commissioner

Location: Near Caulfield Station
Work has progressed at South Yarra and it's now clear what the new arrangement will be. 2 banks of barriers perpendicular to the existing set (which would be removed), on either side of where the food kiosk was (ie, just before the ramps to 2/3 and 4/5). Across the front end (across the front of where the kiosk was) will be a gate, with podium validators as well.
Still can't get over the fact that myki barriers are still so slow they're forced to sacrifice fare collection via overflow gates.
bramt
Actually I'm thinking they need to build a whole new Northern concourse/footbridge/entrance way ala North Melbourne linking all platforms and to the adjacent streets. It would help spread the loadings and entrances of passengers (and I'm thinking Melboourne High School as one of those more significant loadings). But I digress from the topic...
  Gauntlet Chief Commissioner

Location:
Frankston platform 1 has myki barriers now (they must have been installed in the last month) so South Yarra is the last station to lose its Frankenbarriers.
  712M Chief Commissioner

Bar Flinders Street.
  connexwest Deputy Commissioner

Location: Waiting for the World's Biggest Divvy Van
Just used Williams Landing earlier today and it's received a brand spanking new bank of myki barriers
  Mitty Assistant Commissioner

Location: Hawthorn
Flinders Street lost it's last Frankens at least a week and a bit ago.  South Yarra has been done as well.  As far as I'm aware Caulfield is also done which means that all the Frankenbarriers are now well and truly gone.  Definitely end of an era.

The South Yarra Layout (I've only seen a photo) looks to be a band-aid solution for what anyone would agree is a woefully inadequate station entrance/exit.  The entire place needs to be renovated with shops and the station office moved, the existing entry portal needs to be twice as large as it currently is.
  bramt Deputy Commissioner

Totally agree re South Yarra, they need to evict the cafe or dry cleaners for more space, or add another exit at the southern wall of the station directly onto Yarra st.

I noticed something odd about the new southern myki barriers at Princes bridge, the whole bank is on a slope, so they've built up one end making it several inches higher above the ground than the other end, in order to keep the tops in line.
Was the metcard bank like this?
  Mitty Assistant Commissioner

Location: Hawthorn

Was the metcard bank like this?
bramt
Yep.  I remember noticing that not long before they were replaced.

You'll also notice that a lot of the other barriers near the main FSS entrance are built "up" in that way because the floor isn't level there  but the barriers have to be.

Heres some pix of South Yarra as it is now:

Side on view of South Yarra Barrier setup:


From outside:


And a new sticker (very sturdy) stuck to the myki check. Hopefully this won't wear away as fast. Wonder if other readers will get a new graphic that's a bit more wear resistant?

  Some rail man Junior Train Controller

Location: CIA Headquarters in Washington D.C
Odd arrangement at South Yarra. 4 barriers to serve platforms 1,2,3 and another 4 for 4,5,6 and 4 scanners near the temporary fence.
  Braddo Deputy Commissioner

Location: Narre Warren
And a new sticker (very sturdy) stuck to the myki check. Hopefully this won't wear away as fast. Wonder if other readers will get a new graphic that's a bit more wear resistant?


Mitty
This is one of the many things that really annoy me about the myki system. We all know it's poorly designed, but surely they could have made the stickers and the graphics on the validators last longer than a few months.
  Heihachi_73 Chief Commissioner

Location: Terminating at Ringwood
It wouldn't be too hard, but it would cost a lot more money than simply printing the decals. The best design would be a two-piece moulding similar to what some keyboards have.
  Mitty Assistant Commissioner

Location: Hawthorn
This is one of the many things that really annoy me about the myki system. We all know it's poorly designed, but surely they could have made the stickers and the graphics on the validators last longer than a few months.
Braddo

Agreed.  Glenferrie has been done about a month and the touch pads on the barriers already look absolutely terrible.  It's a woeful design.
  bramt Deputy Commissioner

Yep.  I remember noticing that not long before they were replaced.

You'll also notice that a lot of the other barriers near the main FSS entrance are built "up" in that way because the floor isn't level there  but the barriers have to be.



Mitty

I noticed this is why there's one barrier 'missing' on the main entrance bank (where there's a fence instead of paddles). One side is several inches higher than the other, which means the optical sensors in the barriers wouldn't line up. I guess they eventually plan to engineer a solution here, otherwise they wouldn't have left the exact width gap.
  Gauntlet Chief Commissioner

Location:
Footscray has myki barriers for new platform 1 and new platform 2.
There are now 4 myki vending machines (a new one for platform 1, two new-ish ones in the overpass, and the old one at platform 6).
I wonder what happens to the old ones.

Sunshine has 2 new myki machines (it used to have 3) and some myki gates.
  bramt Deputy Commissioner

Looking at the new arrangements at Footscray, it occurred to me that this is now one of the few places you'd have to go through barriers to change trains:
Twice to change bw pl 1 & 2 (but noone would do that)
Twice to change bw pl 1 & 3 (also pretty unlikely, would only be someone from eg West Footscray wanting a down VLine train, and only once Pl 3 opens)
Once to change bw pl 1 & 6
Once to change bw pl 2 & 5
I understand a '2hr' myki fare is valid to the end of your journey as long as you touch on before it expires, and train changes are allowed. How is this catered for without being charged an extra fare? There are a few other interchange stations with barriers between platforms: Camberwell and Dandenong come to mind. Are there any others?
  712M Chief Commissioner

Sunbury, Ringwood and Caulfield are also interchanges in the same situation as well as Southern Cross. I often travel from Malvern to Cranbourne changing at Caulfield, when I explain to barrier staff on the island platform that I am heading over to Platform 4 they are more than happy to let me through.
  railblogger Chief Commissioner

Location: At the back of the train, quitely doing exactly what you'd expect.
Twice to change bw pl 1 & 3
bramt

This is actually quite likely because Platform 3 is for up trains, so there would be a lot of passengers changing for the City Loop.
  usedtobered Locomotive Fireman

Just for interest sake, will or have MYKI machines be installed at Albury as for railway purpose sit is part of Victoria?
  Some rail man Junior Train Controller

Location: CIA Headquarters in Washington D.C
Twice to change bw pl 1 & 3  
bramt

The wide barrier on the footbridge is open at all times to allow people from Ballarat, Bendigo and from 2015/16 Geelong customers when platform 3 opens to easily change trains to the City Loop (Platform 1's wide barrier is also open for the same reason)

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