I was, thank-you. I used to able to purchase a paper ticket in Donald or a ticket at the Ballarat station. I checked the myki website and Ballarat station is not a site to purchase a myki card, hence the need to find an 'authorised' myki seller in Ballarat, adding further time to Saturday's trip.
Correct - I was talking about Ballarat railway station. I'm going out on a limb here - and say that you can purchase a myki at Ballarat station now that the system has gone live!
If you look at the press coverage in Ballarat this week, it has all been very positive. Passengers have been telling the press that they're looking forward to not having to line up to purchase a ticket - so that's encouraging.
The take up of myki in regional Victoria has been pretty amazing given that it has been in for such a short time - and that passengers still have the option of using all the existing products. Take up has been much faster than for metropolitan users.
And of course Geelong goes live on Monday - so that's pretty exciting. I really hope that there can be some promotion to metropolitan users to encourage them to use their myki to head out to Geelong, Ballarat, Bendigo, etc..