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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.

Queue of passengers to exit Flagstaff station during morning peak

With the overflow gate closed to passengers because AOs are busy checking tickets

2 December 2014 09:02 AM
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More graffiti and posted cover the missing myki machine at the Melbourne Central tram stop

27 November 2014 17:35 PM
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Unwanted myki receipts still pile up at Southern Cross

21 November 2014 18:14 PM
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Myki machine at the Melbourne Central tram stop is still missing in action, a year since it was vandalised

A photo from October 2013: http://railgallery.wongm.com/myki/F101_6496.jpg.html

11 November 2014 19:45 PM
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Broken Myki reader onboard a bus showing a 'Ticket validation disabled' message

5 November 2014 20:01 PM
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Dud myki reader onboard a tram, displaying 'In service'

29 August 2014 14:56 PM
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Myki reader onboard a bus displaying 'In service' - possibly due to the driver selecting a new route

25 August 2014 18:44 PM
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Discarded Myki bus top up receipt

Forced to top up thanks to their negative balance - $2.00 added to their card, to take their balance up to $1.16

25 August 2014 18:44 PM
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Pair of defective myki gates under repair at Flagstaff station

15 August 2014 17:27 PM
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Out of service myki machine at Newmarket station

6 August 2014 07:32 AM
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Wide gate at Flagstaff station is broken yet again

With one of the gate paddles flapping around in the breeze

1 August 2014 08:44 AM
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Still 'Temporarily Unavailable' at Flagstaff station - the left paddle flopping halfway out of the gate

11 July 2014 08:31 AM
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Looks like the work done yesterday made no difference - only half of the wide gate at Flagstaff station is working!

How many times can one set of myki gates break?

9 July 2014 08:32 AM
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A second gate is 'Temporarily Unavailable' at Flagstaff station

8 July 2014 08:50 AM
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The almost forgotten 'Ticket validation disabled' message makes an appearance onboard a tram

7 July 2014 18:14 PM
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'Temporarily Unavailable' yet again - wide gate at Flagstaff station

7 July 2014 08:46 AM
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Wide gate at Flagstaff station 'Temporarily Unavailable' for morning peak

3 July 2014 08:27 AM
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More discarded Myki receipts

30 May 2014 14:18 PM
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Still more discarded Myki receipts, this time down at Docklands

30 May 2014 14:18 PM
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Discarded receipts beneath a Myki machine

30 May 2014 13:34 PM
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All Myki equipment dead at Newmarket station, so Authorised Officers are touching on myki cards with handheld readers

26 May 2014 08:30 AM
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All Myki equipment dead at Newmarket station, presumably because construction workers messed with the power supply

26 May 2014 08:30 AM
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All Myki equipment dead at Newmarket station, presumably because construction workers messed with the power supply

26 May 2014 08:30 AM
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Collection of unwanted myki receipts at Southern Cross Station

23 May 2014 17:42 PM
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