A big V/Line fare cut is coming up next week, and it may see a rapid surge in passengers. Labor promised the change during the 2022 election, and it starts on 31st of March. The cap will be: This is slightly different from metropolitan Myki fares in that it’s a daily cap, not a $4.60 ... [More]
Check your old Myki cards
It’s worth checking your old cards for any left over Myki Money, and requesting a refund or balance transfer.
Public transport fare caps
Why should only the wealthy be able to afford the discounts?
Myki, iPhone and payment cards
What’s going on with iPhone and Myki?
Good information is vital on public transport, but so often it’s incomplete or incorrect
A fare rise took effect from 1st January. It’s usually more-or-less in line with the annual CPI to September the previous year – this time 2.3% against CPI of 2.9%. CPI was so low in 2020 that they waived the increase in January 2021, but most other years they’ve done it. I thought it might ... [More]
Is Myki Pass still good value?
Myki Pass may no longer be the best option for people whose travel patterns have changed. I’ve done a quick calculator to try and work it out.
As part of its COVID-19 response, the State Government announced in December that they will trial off-peak fares: To make it easier for metropolitan passengers to travel during quieter times and physically distance as Victoria recovers from the coronavirus pandemic, off-peak fares will be discounted for three months. From 31 January 2021, anyone using myki ... [More]
The Two Hour fare that wasn’t
The Myki quirk that led to a legitimate free ride
You can pause a Myki Pass
Since many people aren’t using public transport right now, some us who have a Myki Pass aren’t getting much out of them. Normally the only option is to get a refund. Because of the way PTV calculates refunds, this often isn’t worthwhile. Back when the COVID-19 crisis was first emerging, your friendly local public transport ... [More]