Cycling is a great way to get around Darebin and we have lots on offer to make it as enjoyable and safe as possible.
How is Go Card compared to Myki?
First impressions Go Card seems faster; more responsive. On buses, Myki project boundary and railway stations we consistently seemed to get sub-second response times when touching the card — clearly faster than Myki.
Quieter Brisbane stations had no fare gates, only standalone readers, like in Melbourne. Perhaps it does that when crossing zone boundaries or something. You can also register for auto top-up, as with Myki. We used station machines to top-up.
Using cash worked fine. Printed timetables and maps did show zones. This is both good and bad. I wonder if the smaller zones encourage more people to drive to zone boundaries to get a cheaper fare, or if the smaller increments prevent this problem.
Go Card does not have a daily cap system, so if you happened to be making lots of trips all day, it could add up, though you do get up to five hours and three transfers onto other serviceswith a maximum of an hour between transfers.
She got Go Cards for the rest of the holiday, including travel to and around the Gold Coast. The paper tickets are thermal paper. They appear to have more restrictive transfer rules, and you have to find a human to let you through station barriers — along with the cost, these all encourage you onto Go Cards instead.
They are also only available as single trip tickets.
Last Wednesday the Ombudsman/Auditor General report into government ICT (Information & Communications Technology) projects was released. Included in the list of projects gone bad that it investigated was our old favourite Myki, with some interesting findings on the timings and costings. She confirmed that she had discussed the myki project with Mr Brumby several times. "John and I obviously talk on a fairly regular basis about the myki project, and we have a range of different scenarios if things aren't working as well as envisaged," she said. A rail link to Melbourne Airport has been proposed in multiple forms at various times in the history of the airport. which passes close to the airport's boundary to the south. This led to the project being deferred until at least
The plan for Myki of course is to have no paper ticket option at all. This would be a retrograde step, since occasional users and those unable to obtain a Myki card before travel would have no fare option.
Conclusions, and lessons for Myki Go Card is quite obviously more mature than Myki, despite being initiated around the same time, with the system going live about a year before Myki started in regional cities.
Myki has more secure cards, better fare options with daily caps and passes available. The key lessons for Myki, are, I think: Response times have to be made consistently fast as well as the other well-documented problems ironed-out. Some sort of paper ticket option should be provided, preferably with thermal paper tickets, which are cheap to produce and require staff assistance to get through gates.
A refund system should be provided for Myki. Some discussion on the points above on the Rail Back On Track forum. Regarding the Journey Planner showing zones, this is true for the main Translink web site, but not the mobile version.A source close to the myki project said the instances of bus overcharging were relatively few, and would be solved when myki machines replaced the current Metcards on buses.
Last Wednesday the Ombudsman/Auditor General report into government ICT (Information & Communications Technology) projects was released. Included in the list of projects gone bad that it investigated was our old favourite Myki, with some interesting findings on the timings and costings.
The importance of connections. Right along Metro 3, good connecting services will be needed to help people access the stations. This goes not just for the existing rail lines it will connect to, but also connecting bus and tram services.
Manage your myki account Buy a myki card or top up Tourist information Melbourne’s trains, trams and buses are an easy way to see all of the city’s best attractions, sporting venues and shopping precincts. A rail link to Melbourne Airport has been proposed in multiple forms at various times in the history of the airport.
which passes close to the airport's boundary to the south. This led to the project being deferred until at least Myki (MY -kee) is a reloadable contactless smartcard ticketing system used on public transport in Victoria, Australia.
The system is promoted by Public Transport Victoria and is valid on most public transport services in Melbourne and regional Victoria.
The system was developed by Kamco (Keane Australia Micropayment Consortium).