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MYKI smartcard users in regional Victoria have been overcharged by $5 almost 50 times in the past week, the Government admitted yesterday.
Regional bus travellers using myki have already been overcharged $1.15 a total of 10,800 times earlier this year.
Myki is a credit-card-sized, micro-chipped plastic card that allows public transport commuters to pay for their train, tram or bus by holding the card up against a scanner at stations and on board buses and trams.
It is already operating in six regional Victorian cities, including Ballarat and Geelong, and is set for rollout in Melbourne by the end of the year.
Public Transport Minister Lynne Kosky has refused to say when it will begin in Melbourne.
In the most recent case of overcharging, 47 bus travellers in Seymour were overcharged last week after a computer error.
The public relations consultant employed by the Government to be the public face of myki, Jean Ker Walsh, said that a software glitch had caused the overcharging.
''A software update made to GPS data in Warragul last week resulted in 47 customers paying more for their fare than they should have,'' she said.
The errors, including 10,800 previous overcharging incidents, have been amended and customers reimbursed.
Ms Ker Walsh also said that 6 per cent of myki equipment installed on trams, buses and train stations in Melbourne had already been vandalised.
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