Farewell to single and day return V/Line paper tickets in the commuter train boundary

 
  vlocity160 V/Gunzel

From 24 February, no more paper tickets on V/Line commuter services. (Short distance/interurban services) - http://ptv.vic.gov.au/vlinemyki/

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myki replaces Single and Daily (Return) V/Line paper tickets
23/01/2014
Customers still purchasing Single and Daily (Return) tickets on V/Line commuter line trains will need to get a myki before Monday 24 February 2014.
Public Transport Victoria Director of Customer Services Alan Fedda said the withdrawal of Single and Daily (Return) paper tickets is the final stage in the rollout of myki for V/Line customers.
"From the first service on Monday 24 February, if you travel on the Bendigo, Ballarat, Seymour, Geelong or Traralgon lines you will need a myki," he said.
"More than 70 per cent of regular commuters have already switched to myki and are enjoying the benefits of being able to use the one ticket to transfer between regional bus services, V/Line commuter line trains and metropolitan trains, trams and buses.
"Whether you travel once a year, once a month, or every day on V/Line commuterline trains, you will soon need a myki," he said.
V/Line commuter train customers can purchase and top up myki cards from a number of channels including the ticket window at staffed stations on the V/Line commuter corridors, myki machines at stations (full fare myki), local retail outlets, online at ptv.vic.gov.au, or by calling 1800 800 007.
Mr Fedda said retail outlets and myki machines provide V/Line customers with other places to top up their myki, rather than just the ticket window.
"V/Line customers have generally purchased their ticket from staff at the station," he said.
"The introduction of myki means V/Line customers have more ways than ever before to purchase their ticket to travel and can top up at machines at stations, or online in the comfort of their own homes.
"Customers can also top up on buses in centres where myki is operating, or at a retail outlet when out and about doing the shopping."
A full fare myki costs $6, while all concession (senior, child and concession) cards cost $3.
The myki V/Line commuter line area is all V/Line stations between Melbourne and Geelong (Marshall), Ballarat (Wendouree), Bendigo (Eaglehawk), Seymour, Traralgon.
Paper tickets will still be used on long distance trains and V/Line coach services and for Family Traveller tickets.
For more information about myki and public transport, people can visit ptv.vic.gov.au or call 1800 800 007 (6am – midnight daily).
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http://www.vline.com.au/about/news/mediareleases/1047721759/Article.aspx

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  bevans Site Admin

Location: Melbourne, Australia
From 24 February, no more paper tickets on V/Line commuter services. (Short distance/interurban services) - http://ptv.vic.gov.au/vlinemyki/

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http://www.vline.com.au/about/news/mediareleases/1047721759/Article.aspx
vlocity160


http://www.railpage.com.au/news/s/all-v-line-users-to-use-myki-ticketing-system-from-next-month
  xxxxlbear Token Booking Clerk

Location: Geelong
Good.

Whilst I detest Myki, Myki has cheaper fares over mulitple zones than V/Line paper tickets.
How I found this out was when I travelled to Malmsbury from Geelong one Sunday a few months back.
It cost me just over $11 for a concession return using Myki.
Had I bought a ticket from the V/Line booking office, it would have cost me just over $28 for the same journey.
V/Line does not promote the cost savings of a fare using Myki over their paper tickets.

Nor do they actively promote the 2 hour window where you have 2 hours from your 1st touch on, and if you touch on for your return journey within that 2 hour window, then your return trip is complimentary.
  Simbera Train Controller

Whilst I detest Myki, Myki has cheaper fares over mulitple zones than V/Line paper tickets.
How I found this out was when I travelled to Malmsbury from Geelong one Sunday a few months back.
It cost me just over $11 for a concession return using Myki.
Had I bought a ticket from the V/Line booking office, it would have cost me just over $28 for the same journey.
V/Line does not promote the cost savings of a fare using Myki over their paper tickets.
xxxxlbear

I'd been wondering about this, whether my Myki Pass from Zones 1-8 for my Ballarat commute would let me travel to Geelong for free. Sounds like it would. Nice!

Myki definitely has its advantages, I have always said that for regular users it's a massive improvement over the systems it replaces, and from a personal perspective you're mad not to just buy one and get it over with.

But from a public policy perspective it is ridiculous to have no single-use option for tourists, people who rarely use PT, etc. It just discourages them from using PT and causes hassles with inspectors/bus drivers/AOs.

It is especially ridiculous in this case because you don't need to keep using expensive single-use Mykis, like with regional buses etc, you can keep using the existing cheap paper tickets - and it's not like they're saving anything on maintaining the infrastructure for them because you still need it all in place, because you can't use Myki on long-haul services!
  xxxxlbear Token Booking Clerk

Location: Geelong
Your Myki pass would allow you travel to Geelong, Simbera, as it is valid for zones 1-8, and Geelong is in zone 4. You have already paid for 8 zones of travel within a given amount of time, so anything less than 8 zones and it would be complimentary (for want of a better word), and anything more than that, and you just pay the difference such as Bendigo zone 13 - Ballarat zone 8 = 5 zones.
And this shows why Myki is cheaper than V/Line distance based fares, as with Myki, you only pay for a zone once rather than distance.
This is probably one of Myki's best features.
  DalyWaters Chief Commissioner

It is not one of Myki's best features if you are a Victorian taxpayer who detests that V/Line fares return about only 15% of operating costs. These Myki anomalies mean the taxpayer subsidises more (and makes a line look less viable, should closure ever threaten).

On the other angle, a family travelling together have the children travel free with a zero fare ticket being issued for the child. How will Myki handle this?
  xxxxlbear Token Booking Clerk

Location: Geelong
According to V/Line, Family Traveller tickets are only available using paper tickets, and not valid using Myki, which presumably means that Family Traveller tickets are being phased out.

Link: Family Traveller
  Simbera Train Controller

According to V/Line, Family Traveller tickets are only available using paper tickets, and not valid using Myki, which presumably means that Family Traveller tickets are being phased out.

Link: Family Traveller
xxxxlbear

Paper tickets will still be used for Family Traveller tickets, as well as long-distance services and buses (source: http://www.vline.com.au/about/news/mediareleases/1047721759/Article.aspx )

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