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

18 October 2013 17:58 PM
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(1 time this week, 10 times this month, 30 times this year)

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

15 October 2013 08:24 AM
Viewed 665 times
(1 time this week, 9 times this month, 41 times this year)

Every Myki reader onboard a tram stuck displaying 'Out of order'

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

15 October 2013 08:24 AM
Viewed 805 times
(1 time this week, 12 times this month, 50 times this year)

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

10 October 2013 20:37 PM
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(1 time this week, 3 times this month, 28 times this year)

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

7 October 2013 17:23 PM
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(16 times this month, 54 times this year)

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

7 October 2013 17:22 PM
Viewed 1107 times
(1 time this week, 14 times this month, 45 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

2 October 2013 15:00 PM
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(2 times this week, 7 times this month, 28 times this year)

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

30 September 2013 08:59 AM
Viewed 774 times
(1 time this week, 7 times this month, 21 times this year)

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

25 September 2013 19:54 PM
Viewed 578 times
(1 time this week, 9 times this month, 28 times this year)

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

18 September 2013 08:07 AM
Viewed 577 times
(1 time this week, 9 times this month, 25 times this year)

'Ticket validation disabled' message on a broken Myki reader

16 September 2013 18:02 PM
Viewed 733 times
(2 times this week, 11 times this month, 36 times this year)

And another dead reader, showing a stack trace

13 September 2013 17:27 PM
Viewed 552 times
(1 time this week, 10 times this month, 26 times this year)

Another reader stuck 'In service'

12 September 2013 09:03 AM
Viewed 615 times
(1 time this week, 5 times this month, 19 times this year)

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

12 September 2013 08:39 AM
Viewed 595 times
(1 time this week, 7 times this month, 27 times this year)

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

11 September 2013 17:23 PM
Viewed 660 times
(1 time this week, 11 times this month, 29 times this year)

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

11 September 2013 06:58 AM
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(1 time this week, 15 times this month, 44 times this year)

Another another dud reader stuck on a stack trace

10 September 2013 19:42 PM
Viewed 499 times
(1 time this week, 6 times this month, 21 times this year)

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

10 September 2013 19:41 PM
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(1 time this week, 7 times this month, 26 times this year)

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

5 September 2013 15:09 PM
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(1 time this week, 9 times this month, 26 times this year)

Passenger trying to touch on at an 'In service' Myki reader

30 August 2013 17:58 PM
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(2 times this week, 9 times this month, 17 times this year)

One tram: broken Myki reader number 3

29 August 2013 18:43 PM
Viewed 526 times
(4 times this week, 13 times this month, 23 times this year)

One tram: broken Myki reader number 2

29 August 2013 18:43 PM
Viewed 564 times
(3 times this week, 11 times this month, 23 times this year)

One tram: broken Myki reader number 1

29 August 2013 18:43 PM
Viewed 644 times
(2 times this week, 10 times this month, 32 times this year)

Single defective barrier paddle in the gate array at Flagstaff station

26 August 2013 08:49 AM
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(2 times this week, 11 times this month, 43 times this year)
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