Melboure zone 1
|not include zone 1||single fare||daily cap||weekly cap|
|concession fare 50% of fare||.||.||.|
|Pensioner Excursion Ticket||.||.||$3.50|
|weekend daily cap||.||.||.||$3.50|
Myki starts today on the Ballarat line. If someone was to start a journey at Spencer Street and swipe their Myki on and forget to swipe off in Ballarat they would only be charged the default fare for zone 1 + 2 as the computer would have no way to know you had taken a country trip. Quite a saving. Please correct me if I'm wrong.
unless the train conductor checks you ticket and resets the default fare to an higher fare!I could be wrong here, but something tells me that the conductor sets the location for the end of service, not the passenger's destination.
It would be soon that people understands this and then some people will tell the train conductor where go with he/her ticket check, so they can get the cheaper fare.
That is true, but I am saying the user will not allow the conductor to check the myki, so they can get a cheaper fare!The problem for V/Line is that on a full train the conductor will not have time to check every Myki and for a certain part of the Ballarat trip there is no 3G coverage and the Myki device will not work.
I simply don't trust it enough to use it on a Ballarat trip. I'm still having problems with being charged the metro default fare on account of faulty destination validators and now they expect me to trust it with much bigger figures? No way, not until I'm forced to.On Monday I will be doing a test trip to Melbourne and will appraise you of results.
The problem for V/Line is that on a full train the conductor will not have time to check every Myki and for a certain part of the Ballarat trip there is no 3G coverage and the Myki device will not work.
I am going to Melbourne on the weekend, via train from Ballarat. Had to get my daughter in Ballarat to buy myki cards for family at a cost of over $100 - just to get us started. Otherwise we would have to get to Ballarat at least half an hour earlier and find the newsagent to buy the cards. There is no 7-11 in sunny Donald! Yeah, I know I'll have it next trip, but then it will be something else to remember to bring each trip. See how it works!
Ummmm.....why not just buy them from the station booking office? It shouldn't take any longer to purchase a myki from the staff than it would to purchase a paper ticket?
Is the station booking office open for sales?
I can't seem to find any V/Line timetables that indicate that trains stop there.
Coaches seem to be the only thing that services Donald, and, looking at the timetables, even they don't stop at the station
And I couldn't find anything on the Myki web pages to indicate that Myki's can be bought and topped up in Donald. Perhaps at the Post Office????