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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.

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
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(1 time this month, 69 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
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(1 time this month, 71 times this year)

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

5 June 2012 09:01 AM
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(3 times this month, 106 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
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(1 time this week, 2 times this month, 97 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
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(1 time this week, 4 times this month, 129 times this year)

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

4 June 2012 18:19 PM
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(3 times this month, 73 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
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(4 times this month, 89 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
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(1 time this month, 72 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
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(2 times this month, 75 times this year)

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

29 May 2012 18:18 PM
Viewed 928 times
(1 time this week, 3 times this month, 62 times this year)

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

28 May 2012 17:43 PM
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(3 times this month, 70 times this year)

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

26 May 2012 17:44 PM
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(3 times this month, 63 times this year)

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

26 May 2012 17:40 PM
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(4 times this month, 74 times this year)

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

26 May 2012 17:25 PM
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(3 times this month, 54 times this year)

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

19 May 2012 10:15 AM
Viewed 908 times
(3 times this month, 99 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
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(2 times this month, 62 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
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(2 times this month, 92 times this year)

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

9 May 2012 17:00 PM
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(1 time this week, 6 times this month, 47 times this year)

Queues to exit the upper level Collins Street barriers at Southern Cross

8 May 2012 08:57 AM
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(1 time this week, 2 times this month, 51 times this year)

Queues of passengers trying to enter Flinders Street Station via the main entrance

With mX staff handing out free copies of the evening commuter newspaper

2 May 2012 17:29 PM
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(2 times this month, 66 times this year)

Afternoon queues to enter Flinders Street Station banking up onto Elizabeth Street

2 May 2012 17:21 PM
Viewed 1357 times
(5 times this month, 107 times this year)

3 minutes later: two additions to the Myki queue, with Metro Trains staff still assisting

28 April 2012 11:25 AM
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(4 times this month, 69 times this year)

Queues for the single Myki machine at South Morang station

It's a brand new bloody station - you'd think they know to install more ticketing equipment!

28 April 2012 11:22 AM
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(1 time this month, 63 times this year)

Queue for the Myki machine at Flagstaff

There looks to be a perfectly usable machine beside it - are people just blindly queuing?

16 April 2012 17:52 PM
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(4 times this month, 78 times this year)
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