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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.

'Touch here' scrawled on a worn out Myki reader

Wednesday 6 November 2013 16:47 PM
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(1 time this month, 26 times this year)

'Touch here' scrawled on every worn out Myki reader

Wednesday 6 November 2013 16:43 PM
Viewed 939 times, 16 times this year)

Bytecraft technician cleaning Myki readers at a suburban railway station

Tuesday 29 October 2013 08:35 AM
Viewed 844 times, 20 times this year)

Bytecraft technician services a Myki machine at Flinders Street Station

Friday 25 October 2013 08:40 AM
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Another tram with every Myki reader non-functional

Wednesday 23 October 2013 17:29 PM
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(1 time this week, 1 time this month, 15 times this year)

Queue of passengers with paper tickets wait to get through the ticket barriers at Southern Cross

Friday 18 October 2013 17:58 PM
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(2 times this week, 2 times this month, 17 times this year)

'Out of order' message displayed on a Myki reader onboard a tram

Tuesday 15 October 2013 08:24 AM
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Every Myki reader onboard a tram stuck displaying 'Out of order'

At least it is a more useful message than 'In service'

Tuesday 15 October 2013 08:24 AM
Viewed 1108 times
(1 time this week, 1 time this month, 31 times this year)

'Out of order' - finally, a Myki error that makes sense!

Thursday 10 October 2013 20:37 PM
Viewed 883 times
(1 time this week, 2 times this month, 25 times this year)

'Bumblebee' box marks where a Myki machine used to be at the tram stop outside Melbourne Central Station

Monday 7 October 2013 17:23 PM
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(3 times this week, 3 times this month, 22 times this year)

Notice that the vandalised Myki machine outside Melbourne Central Station has been removed

Monday 7 October 2013 17:22 PM
Viewed 1370 times
(4 times this week, 4 times this month, 29 times this year)

Bottleneck at the entrance to the country platforms at Southern Cross

One non-Myki gate, one staff member, and a half-dozen passengers on either side wanting to ask a question

Wednesday 2 October 2013 15:00 PM
Viewed 915 times
(1 time this week, 2 times this month, 19 times this year)

Bytecraft technician works to fix a defective Myki gate at Flagstaff station

Monday 30 September 2013 08:59 AM
Viewed 979 times
(1 time this week, 1 time this month, 15 times this year)

Hand drawn 'out of use' message on a defective Myki gate

Wednesday 25 September 2013 19:54 PM
Viewed 786 times, 12 times this year)

Different formatted 'Out of order / Please use another myki reader' message

Wednesday 18 September 2013 08:07 AM
Viewed 748 times
(1 time this week, 1 time this month, 22 times this year)

'Ticket validation disabled' message on a broken Myki reader

Monday 16 September 2013 18:02 PM
Viewed 957 times
(1 time this week, 1 time this month, 22 times this year)

And another dead reader, showing a stack trace

Friday 13 September 2013 17:27 PM
Viewed 741 times
(1 time this week, 1 time this month, 15 times this year)

Another reader stuck 'In service'

Thursday 12 September 2013 09:03 AM
Viewed 804 times
(2 times this week, 2 times this month, 26 times this year)

'I'm a waste of your money :-)' message scrawled on a defective Myki reader

Thursday 12 September 2013 08:39 AM
Viewed 770 times
(1 time this week, 1 time this month, 17 times this year)

Queue of passengers on their way home, intending to touch off at West Footscray platform 2

Wednesday 11 September 2013 17:23 PM
Viewed 854 times, 16 times this year)

Time for a free tram ride - every single Myki reader stuck on the 'In service' error message

Wednesday 11 September 2013 06:58 AM
Viewed 911 times
(1 time this week, 1 time this month, 18 times this year)

Another another dud reader stuck on a stack trace

Tuesday 10 September 2013 19:42 PM
Viewed 722 times
(1 time this week, 1 time this month, 19 times this year)

A more useful error message - 'Out of order / Please use another myki reader'

Tuesday 10 September 2013 19:41 PM
Viewed 840 times
(5 times this week, 5 times this month, 54 times this year)

Another example of a useful error message - 'Out of order / Please use another myki reader'

Thursday 5 September 2013 15:09 PM
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(1 time this week, 1 time this month, 25 times this year)
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