Posts Tagged ‘Myki’

How far is Myki making you walk?

If you want to catch a tram in Melbourne then you need a Myki, despite the fact you can’t buy one or top it up onboard the tram. In 2017 The Age highlighted the difficulty this can pose for intending tram passengers, in an article on myki “dead zones” – tram stops where the nearest place to top up your myki is at least a kilometre away. Coincidently I started work on an almost identical project years ago but never finished it, so what better time to polish it off?

High vis vests make anyone look official

If you every have to walk through a railway station, never wear a high visibility vest – confused passengers will flock to you like seagulls on a chip.

Funnelling V/Line passengers past the Myki gates on the Collins Street concourse

Myki machine ‘upgrades’ – PTV sets a low bar

After years of being underwhelmed by myki, exceptions are low whenever Public Transport Victoria announces an ‘upgrade’ to the system – however this one takes the cake.

Myki reader sits beside a myki machine at Deer Park

Got queues? Just add more myki readers!

Is your local railway station suffering from queues thanks to chumps trying to touch off their myki? Just add more myki readers!

Queue of Myki users blocking the single exit at Newmarket station

Contactless payment and myki machines

Contactless payment with credit and debit cards is a technology that scores of retailers across Australia have supported for a number of years – and in December 2015 Public Transport Victoria announced that they would play catch-up and upgrade myki ticket machines to support the same.

New EFTPOS payment terminal fitted to a myki machine, now featuring support for contactless transactions