Just as news breaks that the Myki system overcharges when bus drivers change shifts and reboot the bus, we in Melbourne are starting to see something more than mounting points and black and yellow striped boxes for our $1.3 billion.
This one is at Footscray station. I’d have to assume at some stage they’ll get some stickers and things so they don’t look so butt ugly.
At the moment the screen just says “Getting ready for Myki.” It seems quite low compared to the Metcard machine. Better for wheelchair accessibility.
Meanwhile on the trams, those things that looked like (and were used as) brochure holders are also getting their Myki scanners.
So who knows, maybe Melburnians will get to try it out sometime this decade.