Fresh out of the box, a Myki reader is a yellow plastic thingy with a blue ‘touch here’ message on the front. But after only a few days in service the blue paint starts to wear off. If you keep on rubbing, the Myki logo disappears. Leaving you with a plain yellow bit of plastic. […]
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Back in March 2013 a bug appeared on Myki equipment across the Melbourne tram network – readers rejecting user input while stuck displaying an “In service” message onscreen. Supposedly over in Myki land, “In service” means the machine was in the state of being serviced, not that it is open for use. As well as […]
Myki queues at suburban railway stations in Melbourne – I first wrote about the topic a year ago, when the withdrawal of periodical Metcard tickets led to a massive spike in myki usage. So what has happened since then?
The other night I was heading home via Southern Cross Station, when I was stopped in my tracks at the myki gates. I’m used to finding useless error messages displayed on myki readers, but this one sets a new standard for deception.
As an eagle-eyed observer of Melbourne’s Myki ticketing system, I have stumbled across many different error messages displayed on the Tram Driver Consoles located inside the cab of each of Melbourne’s trams. But this ‘myki was p0wned’ message is a new one… So how did it get there?