Gauntlet, this may also back up your point.
Late last year, I travelled from Geelong (zone 4) to Malmsbury (zone 7) on a Sunday.
I am on a DSP concession, and use a DSP encoded Myki concession card, which includes 2 adjacent zones free weekend travel, and travelled on a Sunday.
I was charged by Myki:
Geelong to Southern Cross (z4 to z1): $3.85
Southern Cross to Malmsbury (z1 to z7): $1.68
Malmsbury to Southern Cross (z7 to z1): $5.53
Southern Cross to Geelong (z1 to z4): $0
Points to note:
>Travel from Geelong to Southern Cross $3.85, then from Southern Cross to Malmsbury only $1.68. In one journey
(ie point of departure to final destination within the Myki system), Myki doesn't charge travel in the same zones more than once. I had already been charged by Myki for travelling in zones 1-4 (Geelong to Southern Cross). I ended up at Malmsbury (z7), so therefore the z1-4 travel was deducted from the z1-7 travel. So $1.68 was obviously for travel in the remaining 3 zones (zones 5 to 7).
I assume that Myki regards one journey
as 2 trips
within the Myki 2 hour window?
>No free weekend travel allowance. Once a DSP/carer allowance concession card Myki holder travels more than 2 adjacent zones, they lose the consecutive zone free weekend travel allowance and pay for all zones travelled in.
>Had I bought a V/Line paper ticket at the Geelong booking office, the entire Geelong-Malmsbury return trip would have cost me over $28.
As charged in my Myki account, Myki charged me an off peak, concession return fare of $11.06.