Periodical tickets are heavily discounted on V/Line - which means that the weekly cap can be reached in about three days of travel. In order to fix this you would need to increase the price of periodical tickets, which is unlikely to occur. The alternative, to reduce the cost of the single and daily cap, would decrease revenue and would reduce V/Line prices below appropriate levels. There are no plans that I am aware of to revise V/Line pricing.
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It isn't my role to defend every decision related to myki and I object to the implication that it is
Wow. You do a great job for an amateur.
You're an expert only when it suits you, aren't you?
Can you please explain why Melbourne zone 1 and 2 single and day fare are calculated as the following:
two hours (single fare) = 7 day pass /10
daily cap = 7 day pass /5
and country fares are not?
Would it be better to take way the off-peak fares for regional areas and replace them with the better fares which are calculated the same way as Melbourne fares?
An example of the new fare structure is place below
Periodical tickets are not heavily discounted on V/Line and fact the single and daily fares so expensive I know people do not use V/Line because of this and they decide to drive instead of using public transport.
V/Line fares compared to City Rail are expensive.
The most a person wishing to travel from Central to Newcastle (168.10 km) on a new smart card is going to pay is $15.00.
I give a fare structure isfair and reasonable.
Why should a person from Nar Nar Goon pay $19.20 for a daily cap travel to Melbourne and back in peak time and which is 162% for travelling 7 km more compare to person Melbourne to Pakenham and which pays only $11.84?
At worst person from Nar Nar Goon should only be paying an extra zone top of the person paying at Pakenham and which only cost around about $4.00 more!
So bases on this the fare should have been from Nar Nar Goon to Melbourne should be around $15.76 at maximum fare and not $19.20
The $12.80 daily fare is more reasonable for person travelling to and from Nar Nar Goon to travel to Melbourne compare to the current fare of $19.20.
There is no weekly cap under myki!