myki coming to Traralgon line next month
 Baw Baw News   By // 15:13, Tuesday 11 June 2013

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PUBLIC Transport Victoria has announced the myki electronic ticketing system will be enabled at all stations on the Traralgon rail line from early next month.

Pictured: V/Line’s paper tickets, which will be phased out on the Traralgon line after myki is introduced early next month.

From 8 July passengers will have a choice between the present paper tickets and the new myki cards, which are presently in operation on metropolitan rail, tram and bus services as well as some regional bus services.


Weekly, monthly and date-to-date tickets will not be sold after the last service on 22 September, but other single-use paper tickets will still be sold after that date.

It is yet to be announced when paper tickets will be completely phased out on any V/Line line.

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The Traralgon line, which includes Longwarry, Drouin, Warragul, Yarragon and Trafalgar stations, will be the second regional line to move to myki, with the Seymour line switching later this month.

myki card readers and top-up machines were installed at many V/Line stations along the line a number of years ago but have not been in service since installation.


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PTV is yet to announce when customers travelling to or from stations east of Traralgon will be moved to myki.

The new ticketing system brings with it a new way of charging customers, and V/Line CEO Theo Taifalos said in a media release the new system “may take a little getting used to.”

“While the new zone and time based fares may take a little getting used to, our customers will soon see the benefits of this model.

“Seniors…, for instance, will now be able to travel to Melbourne for free on weekends with their seniors myki, while all passengers will automatically be charged off-peak fares as appropriate,” said Mr Taifalos.

Public Transport Victoria Director of Customer Services Alan Fedda said in a media release there are different fare options to choose from.

“Passengers currently purchasing single, daily and off-peak tickets should switch to myki money, while those using weekly, monthly or date-to-date tickets should switch to myki pass,” Mr Fedda said.

A number of payment options are also available with the new ticketing system.


“As well as buying and topping up a myki at the ticket window at staffed stations, passengers can also buy and top up their card online at, by calling 1800 800 007, from close to 60 retail outlets and myki machines at stations,” Mr Fedda said.

“Passengers boarding at unstaffed stations can top up their myki before travelling, instead of having to buy a ticket from the conductor.

“People using myki money can use auto top up so they will never again have to wait in line to purchase their ticket.”

But passengers wanting to use myki money will have to buy a myki card before travelling for the first time.

“Passengers need to ensure they have a valid myki pass or enough myki money on their card to pay for the journey they are taking and this is made much easier by the purchase and top up options which are now available,” Mr Fedda said.

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8 responses to “myki coming to Traralgon line next month”

  1. Tubsta says:

    This couldn’t come soon enough. As an adhoc traveller to the city on week days, waiting to buy a ticket and then the train coming before you get to the window means either 1 of 2 things, you hope you have enough cash to buy a ticket on the train from the conductor or you miss the train and wait for the next one (boss doesn’t like the second option).

    I have had a Myki card since they were released, it has been a real pain not being able to use it until now, even when equipment had been installed and powered up (total waste of energy) and not being able to use it.

    Good work v/line!

  2. DeeGee says:

    That’s all great, but if by stating “may take a little getting used to.” they mean I will be charged more for the same service I will be furious. Isn’t the whole idea of Myki to make it more efficient and more manageable? Not here’s a flashy plastic card and now it cost you more. If so, my laminated paper ticket is suiting my needs just fine. I buy my tickets quarterly at around the $820-$850 mark, a 5%-10% increase would be more than slap in the face.

  3. Robert Clark says:

    The current ticketing system provides holders of single tickets to Melbourne one hour’s free travel in Zones 1 & 2, while holders of day return tickets are entitled to free travel all day in Zones 1 & 2. Will this entitlement be granted under the Myki system?

  4. Paul Gaskin says:

    I look forward to it; I already have a Myki, with automatic top-up for those occasions when I start the day in Melbourne. My experience is seniors/concession users will pay less, definitely not more. And no more buying a Peak return on wekdays in case your appointments take you beyond 4 pm!

  5. Simon says:

    Fares are shown here:

    The fares are all zone-based, but there is no map or other description on the website of where the new zones will be

  6. Simon says:

    Wikipedia somehow has the information. Drouin is in zone 6, and Warragul is in the overlap of zones 6 & 7.
    Which means the day return fare is increasing by $8.80

  7. Terry says:

    According to ‘ready reckoner’ on the PTV web site the Off Peak Consession will raise by 88cents from Warragul to Flinders St and it apears that you cannot use Zone 1 as per

    “Fares for all journeys in more than two zones on V/Line services receive a 30% off-peak discount, except where touch off occurs within Zone 1 before 9am on a business day or touch on occurs within Zone 1 between 4pm and 6pm on a business day. Customers must touch on and off to receive an off-peak fare. Excludes fares on metropolitan services.

    does this mean that we have lost the travel on trams, tarins and busses in the city?

  8. Harriet says:

    I frequently get the 5:45 from Flinders but often miss it by a minute or so. As the on/off-peak services are determined by when you touch on, would this mean that I could get into the station during peak time (before the 6pm cut-off), miss the 5:45, get the next (off-peak) train and still be charged at peak price?