I made a mistake on the location - some how I when I copy and paste, it paste Bendigo instead of Ballarat
When a default fare is charged is it always a peak fare? yes - to make sure peope touch off
And what are the chances that the conductor programs the wrong line so people who don't touch off on the Geelong line get charged a fare to Traralgon? it depends how the data is enter to the system
Another interesting 'what if'.
There are some trains from Marshall/Sth Geelong/Geelong that regularly run through to Traralgon, and vice versa.
As an example, what about passengers who are travelling through from Geelong to, say, Traralgon.
Q1: Are they expected to leave the train, dash to a touchy feely machine at Southern Cross, touch off, then touch back on again, and madly dash back to Platorm 8South (I think it is) and (hopefully) reclaim their seats?
Q2: How would Myki charge the passenger if the passenger from Geelong stayed on the Traralgon bound train at Southern Cross (or merely left the train and stayed on the platform if requested to leave the train for cleaning purposes) and not touched off and on again?
Q3: If a conductor forgets his/her ticket checking duties, does that mean that a passenger may actually get a free ride on the 2nd sector of their rather long trip if he or she doesn't leave the Southern Cross platform to touch off, then on again?