Saturday, December 22, 2012

Myki Query?

I had one, but google quickly answered my question. What I am puzzled about is why so few people on the trains I caught during the week touched off when they left the station? My travel was in Zone 1 and I imagine most of my fellow travellers were only travelling in Zone 1, so why did they not touch off when they left the station. Simply, if you don't touch off when you leave the station in Zone 1 and you have only been travelling in Zone 1 , you pay for Zone 1 and 2.

Why did so few touch off at suburban stations?

11 comments:

  1. They're obviously not as bright as you or they're visitors or maybe feel the need to be charitable to Melbourne's transport costs. I'm assuming it is Melbourne you're talking about. The only city I've ever visited with free trams for the tourists. Yeah!

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    1. Hi Fun60. I very much doubt they are not as bright as me. If it comes to getting the best out of something like that, I am always behind the eightball.

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  2. Maybe they were on Myki Pass (weekly, monthly, yearly etc), which does not default to a two-zone fare if you don't touch-off.

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    1. Only thing that makes sense Daniel.

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  3. In the past - unless I'm as confused about all of this as I think I am - you have wondered why some people did bother to touch off when getting off buses. Or was that trams?

    I used my myki for the first time two weeks ago. I travelled by train, train, bus, bus, train, train and bus. I touched on and touched off for every trip. I am not totally resistant to change I can't avoid, but I have been given so much contradictory advice by Myki Reps that I trust none of it. Nothing about Myki makes any sense to me.

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    1. FC, you are actively discouraged from touching off on trams, to minimise delay, or rather the doors close and tram takes off before you have touched off. You are charged the two hour default fare for whatever zone you are in if you only use the tram once and the same goes for buses.

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  4. I always touch off, just in case.

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    1. Fen, I almost always do on trains, but not on trams and buses. It just is not necessary.

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    2. I have never been on a bus in Melbourne & trams are rare these days.

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  5. I didn't think you had to touch off. I know we don't over here on buses, but I don't know about trains. Our Adelaide train station will be closed for most of Jan and Feb for upgrade and repair work, so I won't be finding out any time soon.

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    1. River, is that is the one not in the centre of town or the proper casino one?

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