Melbourne's public transport readies for the end of Metcard
A number of changes to public transport ticketing services are taking place as Melbourne's public transport readies for the end of Metcard on Friday, 28 December 2012.
People who have unused Metcards are strongly encouraged to use them up now and then switch to myki. Alternatively, passengers with unused or partly used Metcards can transfer the value onto a myki as myki money at staffed metropolitan Premium Stations (limits apply - more information available at Premium Stations)
Changes to occur to ticketing services include:
- Metcard sales on the train network have ended
- Metcard validators at train stations are being progressively removed from mid-November and during December on a station-by-station basis and at some locations more myki readers will be installed in their place.
- Work has commenced to replace all Metcard gates with myki only gates
- Metcard sales on trams and buses and Metcard use on trains, trams and buses ends Friday, 28 December 2012 – myki is the only ticket from the first service on Saturday, 29 December 2012
- From 29 December 2012, a myki 'Starter Pack' will be available to be purchased from the bus driver for those passengers who do not yet have a myki. A full fare myki 'Starter Pack' costs $10 and includes $4 worth of travel, while concession and seniors 'Starter Packs' cost $5 and include $2 worth of travel.
These changes to ticketing services will be supported by an informative customer education campaign. Keep checking this website regularly for more information.
myki customer service staff will continue to be on the public transport network to assist those passengers who have yet switched to myki.