If you are travelling from Zone 1 into Zone 2 is it REALLY necessary to scan off? They did mention that you would be charged the maximum fare if you do not scan off, but now zone 3 is gone, wouldn't the maximum fare be a zone 1+2 ticket?
Also, is it necessary to scan off with a student yearly? I see no point wasting my time scanning on and off and on and off unless i was back in hong kong on MTR. Its probably inconvenient for trams and buses ESPECIALLY during peak hour and after school (buses) and most tram and bus trips are one zone anyway. Even Smartbuses! They should make it default charge for the zone scanned in, and if you are found sumwhere else in the network later scanned on, it will charge you for two zones. after all, its a SMART card, right? It should be able to work out that there are no cross town bus services (or its really difficult to get around melbourne using buses) so charge two zones right? and plus to transfer between buses, you would have to scan anyway.
I can justify trains, but if they were strict on fare evasion, why don't they have gates at all stations, like in the city? If sum1 cant get out, they juz call for help from a nearby speaker box which all stations have installed.
Will the Myki have as much uses as Hong Kong Octopus? I really enjoyed using Octopus wherever i went. School for roll call, library, Maccas, access to estates, vending machines, etc. It will be great for primary kids at school canteens as many little children have trouble counting change (well, have trouble just counting) and tend to lose money. If parents are scared they'll lose the card, why not embed it into a watch? after all its just a silion chip, no?
Also, why the name Myki? In hong kong, its called octopus, in london its called oyster, so why not stick with the trend? Call it Squid!
What if i dont like green?
What if i go gunzelling around melbourne on the train network (i.e joy ride on train network to ends and back(e.g catch train to hurstbridge, back to clifton hill and up to epping, back to city loop and down to sandringham back to richmond, change, go to box hill, change trains and return to flinders street) and return to flinders 4 hours later? How will the system know i didnt just have a 4 hour long chat with my mate before he got on his train? how about if I do have a 4 hour long chat with my mate before he got on his train?
thanks to who-ever answers my never-ending list of questions.