One of train passengers' biggest gripes - slow myki card readers at Melbourne's busiest train stations - is finally being fixed.
Next-generation readers are set to be installed at Flinders Street station between July 8 and August 10, which will allow passengers to pass through the station faster.
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While speeding up the readers is a worthy aim this comes at a cost.
If you are unable to touch on there won't be any hint as to why - you'll need to find a ticket office window open to read the card or hope the Myki machine will give you an answer.
Currently if your card is not accepted at touch-off you might see "Declined : Top up", "Declined - Contact PTV" or "Missing Touch On" messages. In future all you'll get is a red light and no information as to why.
It's no good asking the gate attendant either - they can't read your card and will do no more nor less than they do now - let you through.
If everything is in order then you'll just get a green light and an open gate. No balance displayed any more.
One step forward one step back.