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One of train passengers' biggest gripes - slow myki card readers at Melbourne's busiest train stations - is finally being fixed.
Next-generation readers are set to be installed at Flinders Street station between July 8 and August 10, which will allow passengers to pass through the station faster.
Gates at the Elizabeth Street exit and entry will be the first to upgraded and will be in place this Thursday.
Public Transport Victoria director of customer experience, Alan Fedda, said the new gates are "simple, easy to use and faster".
Over the next month, all gates at the station will be upgraded, including Swanston Street North, Degraves subway and Swanston Street South.
The announcement comes just days after gates were replaced at Melbourne Central.
Slow myki gates have infuriated patrons for years, especially during major events such as AFL games.
In April, PTV was criticised for its decision to forced footy fans to "touch on" their myki cards at crowded stations such as Richmond and Jolimont, creating massive queues of people.
Next generation gates have already been installed at North Melbourne, Richmond, Springvale, Mitcham, Flagstaff and Parliament stations.
This article first appeared on www.theage.com.au
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