myki the only way to go from 24 February
Added: 21 February 2014
V/Line customers are reminded myki is the only ticket that can be used within the commuter area from Monday, 24 February 2014.
Public Transport Victoria Director of Customer Services Alan Fedda said if customers don’t have a myki yet, the time to get one is now.
“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.
“Whether you travel once a year, once a month, or every day on V/Line commuter line trains, keep a myki in your wallet or purse and you’ll always be ready to travel,” 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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