g00r Locomotive Fireman

If it is a planned shutdown, like this weekend's Geelong shut, Trotters Joint Venture will run the organising and departure, but the conductors assigned to the services being replaced will be at the coaches checking tickets/Myki cards. But there are usually only 2 conductors and 2 or more platform supervisors.  So it's a lucky dip depending on your destination station.  But I'm sure your sense of civic duty will prevail and you'll pay your way regardless.  After all, the govt has a very expensive tunnel to ruin the inner suburbs to pay for.

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  melbtrip Chief Commissioner

Location: Annoying Orange
If it is a planned shutdown, like this weekend's Geelong shut, Trotters Joint Venture will run the organising and departure, but the conductors assigned to the services being replaced will be at the coaches checking tickets/Myki cards. But there are usually only 2 conductors and 2 or more platform supervisors.  So it's a lucky dip depending on your destination station.  But I'm sure your sense of civic duty will prevail and you'll pay your way regardless.  After all, the govt has a very expensive tunnel to ruin the inner suburbs to pay for.
g00r
under metro rail replacement buses - people do not have to tag on or off and it was my understanding same will apply with myki with rail replacement under V/Line.

Also under myki - if Melton services are replaced my buses and then you do not have to tag on and off
  xxxxlbear Token Booking Clerk

Location: Geelong
Question without notice....

I am not sure if this has been covered before, but I have a query regarding the Geelong  Ballarat road coach service and Myki.
I am aware that both Geelong and Ballarat have gone 'live' with Myki on V/Line trains. But in a small number of weeks, I am travelling to Ballarat from Geelong on the coach, and return.
I have a vague idea that Myki is NOT valid on the Geelong  Ballarat Coach for the full journey (except in possibly suburban Geelong and suburban Ballarat), but tonight when I had a look at the V/Line reservation section, I  checked the fare total, then I read a message at the bottom of the page saying that Myki Pass was available for the service.
The message I got at the bottom of the final page before clicking Buy was:

I am just wondering if Myki Money is available for the coach trip as well, or do I need to buy a paper ticket (in which case, I am happy to buy it online to save time on the day)?

I certainly don't want to be clocking on at Geelong, and clocking off at Ballarat only to find that Myki has charged me for the full rail trip from Geelong to Ballarat via Southern Cross when I could have easily have bought a paper ticket! Laughing
xxxxlbear

It seems as though no-one here knows the answer, so yesterday, when I went to Melbourne for the afternoon, I asked at the Geelong station ticket office, as they said that Myki is NOT valid for travel on the Geelong - Ballarat road coach.

An interesting thing that I have noted on my Myki account, after just checking it a few minutes ago....
In regards to Myki travel on V/Line, yesterday I travelled to Southern Cross from Geelong, and return, on the train.
I touched on at Geelong at 1319hrs (1.19pm) at Geelong, off at Southern Cross at 1430hrs (2.30pm), touched back on at 1508hrs (3.08hrs) and finally off at Geelong at 1658hrs (4.58pm) after having something to eat and a coffee with a mate of mine at Southern Cross, and was only docked $3.85 for the inward bound trip. No-charge was applied to my return trip back to Geelong.
Just wondering why I wasn't charged for the return trip from Melbourne back to Geelong.
(perhaps the return trip is free if done within a certain time limit from when someone last touches off perhaps?) Confused
  melbtrip Chief Commissioner

Location: Annoying Orange
It seems as though no-one here knows the answer, so yesterday, when I went to Melbourne for the afternoon, I asked at the Geelong station ticket office, as they said that Myki is NOT valid for travel on the Geelong - Ballarat road coach.

An interesting thing that I have noted on my Myki account, after just checking it a few minutes ago....
In regards to Myki travel on V/Line, yesterday I travelled to Southern Cross from Geelong, and return, on the train.
I touched on at Geelong at 1319hrs (1.19pm) at Geelong, off at Southern Cross at 1430hrs (2.30pm), touched back on at 1508hrs (3.08hrs) and finally off at Geelong at 1658hrs (4.58pm) after having something to eat and a coffee with a mate of mine at Southern Cross, and was only docked $3.85 for the inward bound trip. No-charge was applied to my return trip back to Geelong.
Just wondering why I wasn't charged for the return trip from Melbourne back to Geelong.
(perhaps the return trip is free if done within a certain time limit from when someone last touches off perhaps?) Confused
xxxxlbear
that is correct  most myki is not valid at this stage on the Geelong - Ballarat road coach

you trip from Melbourne to Geelong:
touch on at 1.19pm and touch off at 2.30pm

so you myki should have a zone 1 to 4 single fare that expires at 4pm
based on the following:
you touch on at 1:19pm and which get around up to 2pm and then plus two hours
  xxxxlbear Token Booking Clerk

Location: Geelong
Ah...so if one touches on at Southern Cross for the return journey home within 2 hours of touching on for the initial inward bound journey, then the return journey is free. That sounds logical seeing as I initially touched on at Geelong at 1.19pm (meaning my 2 hours started at 2pm), and my touch on at Southern Cross for the homeward bound trip was at 3.08hrs well and truly before the 2 hours expired at 4pm.
Thanks Melbtrip Smile
  melbtrip Chief Commissioner

Location: Annoying Orange
Ah...so if one touches on at Southern Cross for the return journey home within 2 hours of touching on for the initial inward bound journey, then the return journey is free. That sounds logical seeing as I initially touched on at Geelong at 1.19pm (meaning my 2 hours started at 2pm), and my touch on at Southern Cross for the homeward bound trip was at 3.08hrs well and truly before the 2 hours expired at 4pm.
Thanks Melbtrip Smile
xxxxlbear
also I like to point out with myki that people may not know when traveling on the V/Line services:

  dean65 Locomo