New look Myki

 
  MrToastyy Locomotive Driver

Location: Werribee
They were supposed to be out early this month but I haven't seen any anywhere? anyone seen any? and where

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  railblogger Chief Commissioner

Location: At the back of the train, quitely doing exactly what you'd expect.
Maybe they are out? I would imagine that more and more of them would be seen in the next two years as cards purchased in 2011/12 expire.
  darcycammo Chief Train Controller

Location: cockatoo vic
A friend got a black card with what looked like the old yellow/green as the letter's
  MrToastyy Locomotive Driver

Location: Werribee
A friend got a black card with what looked like the old yellow/green as the letter's
darcycammo

do you know where from?
  railblogger Chief Commissioner

Location: At the back of the train, quitely doing exactly what you'd expect.
A friend got a black card with what looked like the old yellow/green as the letter's
darcycammo

That would be the new-look card we are talking about.
  Piecost Station Staff

The new cards started to appear early this week. As the old stock runs out the machines are being filled with the new ones. They have the same geometric pattern as the Trains Trams and Buses.
  MrToastyy Locomotive Driver

Location: Werribee
The new cards started to appear early this week. As the old stock runs out the machines are being filled with the new ones. They have the same geometric pattern as the Trains Trams and Buses.
Piecost

Do you know what machines are selling them?
  railblogger Chief Commissioner

Location: At the back of the train, quitely doing exactly what you'd expect.
I'm guessing you want one?

I'd wait a few months.
  thadocta Chief Commissioner

Location: Katoomba
I might have one in the next week or two - my old one was in my wallet when it was stolen during a B&E, if the replacement is a new one I will scan it in and post.

Dave
  don_dunstan The Ghost of George Stephenson

Location: Adelaide proud
Remember when you were going to be able to put your own images or corporate logos onto it? And it was going to be the next 'pay-wave' with vending machines and retailers accepting 'myki money'?
  Plan B Junior Train Controller

Remember when you were going to be able to put your own images or corporate logos onto it? And it was going to be the next 'pay-wave' with vending machines and retailers accepting 'myki money'?
don_dunstan


The first of these new vending machines will be installed at Doncaster Station ...Wink
  toastywarmhamster Station Master

Location: Space and Time
I saw the new barrier readers today at Richmond - Didn't realise they were replacing card stock as well.
  don_dunstan The Ghost of George Stephenson

Location: Adelaide proud
Correct me if I'm wrong but it's just because it's been 4 years and it's time for a 'freshen up'?

Speaking of which, PTV is already old hat. We've had 6 lots of vinyl stickers on our trains in the last twenty years, what's the bet there'll be another organisational change if Labor wins next week?
  railblogger Chief Commissioner

Location: At the back of the train, quitely doing exactly what you'd expect.
Correct me if I'm wrong but it's just because it's been 4 years and it's time for a 'freshen up'?
don_dunstan

No, it's to cut costs.
  Westernport Assistant Commissioner

Location: Not In Service
I saw the new barrier readers today at Richmond - Didn't realise they were replacing card stock as well.
toastywarmhamster

The new Fare Payment Devices on the barriers at Richmond were installed about a fortnight ago. Whilst the gates themselves look the same, it was more than just the replacement of the readers. The internal computer gear in the gates were replaced, as was the Gate Attendant Controller (that big silver box with the screen that just shows "Welcome").

The next generation gates (like those at Mitcham and Springvale) have also been installed at the AAMI and MCG exits to Richmond.

The upgrade of the ticketing equipment was never intended to coincide with the new cards. In fact, Richmond was meant to have the new gates and equipment around July.

Correct me if I'm wrong but it's just because it's been 4 years and it's time for a 'freshen up'?
don_dunstan

The blue and bright green myki brand has been around for the better part of 7 years now; and quite a few of the bits and pieces that existed seven years ago are no longer part of myki.

When PTV absorbed the Transport Ticketing Authority last year, it was always planned that myki would be rebranded to create a uniform appearance within the PTV brand. The cards themselves have out of date information on them, such as the reference to myki.com.au and the 13 myki hotline; both of which have been incorporated into PTV's website and hotline, respectively.

The blue branding on the CVMs will be replaced next year when the machines are reprogrammed to sell concession and seniors myki cards. Like the cards, the vinyls on the CVMs are also feature out of date information and references.
  don_dunstan The Ghost of George Stephenson

Location: Adelaide proud
No, it's to cut costs.
railblogger

Maybe I'm missing something... How does a freshen up of the card cut costs?
  railblogger Chief Commissioner

Location: At the back of the train, quitely doing exactly what you'd expect.
Maybe I'm missing something... How does a freshen up of the card cut costs?
don_dunstan

Supposedly having one type of card instead of the current four cuts delivery costs: http://ptv.vic.gov.au/news-and-events/news/ptv-is-introducing-a-new-look-myki-card/
  Westernport Assistant Commissioner

Location: Not In Service
Manufacturing costs would have been reduced, as four types of card wouldn't need to be produced. Add in all the other bits and pieces, such as inventory management, packaging for delivery, etc., it does add up.


Mind you, it would make things more difficult for AOs and station staff when it comes to card issues. With no visible marking on the card identifying whether it's a concession or seniors myki card, how are staff meant to know what the card type is if the card isn't able to be read on a machine or Hand Held Device?
  railblogger Chief Commissioner

Location: At the back of the train, quitely doing exactly what you'd expect.
Mind you, it would make things more difficult for AOs and station staff when it comes to card issues. With no visible marking on the card identifying whether it's a concession or seniors myki card, how are staff meant to know what the card type is if the card isn't able to be read on a machine or Hand Held Device?
Westernport

There will probably be a software patch that would see this information stored on the card with the value information.
  don_dunstan The Ghost of George Stephenson

Location: Adelaide proud
Supposedly having one type of card instead of the current four cuts delivery costs...
railblogger

Okay, thanks for that answer.
  Heihachi_73 Chief Commissioner

Location: Terminating at Ringwood
Mind you, it would make things more difficult for AOs and station staff when it comes to card issues. With no visible marking on the card identifying whether it's a concession or seniors myki card, how are staff meant to know what the card type is if the card isn't able to be read on a machine or Hand Held Device?
Westernport

A concession myki beeps twice when scanned on a normal reader. Additionally, if a concession myki is touched on/off through barriers, a light flashes on top of the barriers, just like the Metcard barriers beforehand. As for the hand-held readers, I would suspect they already have the data showing whether it's full fare, concession, seniors or whatever; surely if the the blue "validators" and the myki top-up machines themselves can identify these cards, AOs should also be able to with their devices. Also, if a myki can't be read at all, either the myki is defective (e.g. taking a number of attempts to touch on and off because the user keeps bending their card or leaving it in their back pocket and sitting on it) or the device is at fault (unlikely if the same device just scanned 100+ other cards on the train).
  XAM2175 Assistant Commissioner

Location: Glasgow
With no visible marking on the card identifying whether it's a concession or seniors myki card, how are staff meant to know what the card type is if the card isn't able to be read on a machine or Hand Held Device?
Westernport

And arguably not a new problem, as on the older cards the top laminate could come loose over time, get peeled away, and take the card type and number with it...
  cortana Beginner

I've seen a few of these in circulation and would like to pick one up. Does anyone know of any station in Melbourne that's actually selling the new look myki cards? Of all the stations I've been to, they just sell the previous green cards.
  railblogger Chief Commissioner

Location: At the back of the train, quitely doing exactly what you'd expect.
I've seen a few of these in circulation and would like to pick one up. Does anyone know of any station in Melbourne that's actually selling the new look myki cards? Of all the stations I've been to, they just sell the previous green cards.
cortana

I have absolutely no idea which locations specifically sell them, but I would expect that as green cards are sold out, more and more locations will be selling the new cards.

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