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Myki failures and breakdowns

A galley of the many ways that Melbourne's 'Myki' smartcard ticketing system can let passengers down.

Afternoon peak queues to top up using the two Myki CVMs at Flagstaff station

18 June 2012 17:53 PM
Viewed 948 times
(1 time this week, 17 times this month, 100 times this year)

Additional station exit at Fawkner platform 2: still not in use

16 June 2012 11:25 AM
Viewed 1019 times
(8 times this month, 102 times this year)

Additional station exit at Coburg platform 2: still not in use

16 June 2012 10:52 AM
Viewed 1078 times
(7 times this month, 125 times this year)

Myki queues still clogging up Flagstaff station

13 June 2012 08:53 AM
Viewed 1005 times
(6 times this month, 87 times this year)

9 AM close for the overflow gates still in place at Southern Cross

7 June 2012 08:59 AM
Viewed 801 times
(5 times this month, 83 times this year)

Queues form at the Collins Street exit, the overflow gates having already been locked up for the day

6 June 2012 09:02 AM
Viewed 826 times
(1 time this week, 7 times this month, 81 times this year)

Lets follow the clock when closing the barriers, not the crowds

Overflow Myki readers at Southern Cross already closed for the day

5 June 2012 09:02 AM
Viewed 920 times
(7 times this month, 94 times this year)

Crowds form at the Collins Street exit of Southern Cross

With the overflow Myki readers already closed for the day

5 June 2012 09:02 AM
Viewed 954 times
(7 times this month, 105 times this year)

Who cares if the crowds are still there: management wants the barriers closed!

5 June 2012 09:01 AM
Viewed 1270 times
(7 times this month, 151 times this year)

9 AM on the dot - time to close the overflow gates at Southern Cross for the day

5 June 2012 09:00 AM
Viewed 1197 times
(6 times this month, 133 times this year)

Bog standard Windows CE login screen displayed on a Tram Driver Console

'Vendredi 18 Mai 2012' is French for 'Friday 18 May 2012' - the wrong language, and the wrong date!

4 June 2012 19:07 PM
Viewed 2443 times
(15 times this month, 200 times this year)

Bytecraft technician works on a Myki CVM at a CBD tram stop

4 June 2012 18:19 PM
Viewed 1234 times
(6 times this month, 103 times this year)

Service mode display on a Myki CVM

At a CBD tram stop, displaying a 'Drive D: is not accessible' error while the Bytecraft technician was working on the innards

4 June 2012 18:18 PM
Viewed 1140 times
(8 times this month, 119 times this year)

Blocking off the western end of Flinders Street platform 1 in morning peak

So that only two carriages worth of passengers get the chance to flood the ticket barriers at the Elizabeth Street exit

30 May 2012 08:46 AM
Viewed 1062 times
(6 times this month, 105 times this year)

Customer service staff block the western end of Flinders Street platform 1 from passengers

So that only two carriages worth of passengers get the chance to flood the ticket barriers at the Elizabeth Street exit

30 May 2012 08:45 AM
Viewed 1005 times
(9 times this month, 98 times this year)

Myki 'Touch. Hold Still. Go.' advertising on the screens at Flinders Street Station

29 May 2012 18:18 PM
Viewed 1032 times
(1 time this week, 8 times this month, 86 times this year)

The usual evening top up queue for the quartet of Myki CVMs at Melbourne Central

28 May 2012 17:43 PM
Viewed 1013 times
(1 time this week, 8 times this month, 97 times this year)

Out of order Myki-only ticket barriers at the Southern Cross country platforms

26 May 2012 17:44 PM
Viewed 984 times
(3 times this month, 64 times this year)

Bytecraft technician fiddling with the Myki-only barriers for the Southern Cross country platforms

26 May 2012 17:40 PM
Viewed 1078 times
(4 times this month, 95 times this year)

Three out of four working is poor - defective CVM at Melbourne Central

26 May 2012 17:25 PM
Viewed 964 times
(8 times this month, 88 times this year)

More abandoned Myki receipts, this time on top of the CVM

19 May 2012 10:15 AM
Viewed 1066 times
(12 times this month, 115 times this year)

New Myki FPDs installed at Flagstaff but covered with 'NOT IN USE' signs

Meanwhile the ticket barriers are locked open for the peak hour crowds

14 May 2012 08:53 AM
Viewed 923 times
(1 time this week, 14 times this month, 85 times this year)

Abandoned Myki receipts at a tram stop

Even if you say 'no receipt' if you use EFT to pay, the machine still prints one

11 May 2012 09:07 AM
Viewed 1194 times
(1 time this week, 14 times this month, 136 times this year)

'Out of Service. Terminal Not Initialised' message on a Tram Driver Console

9 May 2012 17:00 PM
Viewed 427 times, 102 times this year)
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