FASTER, EASIER MYKI READERS FOR DANDENONG
Passengers will be able to get on and off trains at Dandenong station quicker and easier, thanks to upgraded readers on myki gates installed by the Andrews Labor Government.
Member for Dandenong, Gabrielle Williams, said upgrading the myki readers to the faster, next generation model will allow for a quicker entry and exit for the thousands of passengers using the station every day.
The 20 recently installed readers come with an updated information display giving passengers clearer information as they pass through the gates.
Dandenong is one of the metropolitan train network’s most popular stations, with more than 7,500 passengers passing through the Myki readers daily.
The station is one of the busiest in Melbourne’s southeast, servicing a busy retail precinct while providing a key interchange for the Pakenham and Cranbourne train lines.
Launched in 2008, myki is the one of the world’s largest smart ticketing systems with more than 15 million active cards and 700 million transactions each year.
In addition to the upgraded readers, the Labor Government last month launched Mobile myki, which allows passengers to top up, touch on and touch off public transport using an Android smartphone.
New Quick Top Up Machines were also installed at the station in March, allowing passengers to check their myki balance and make quick contactless payments in as little as 15 seconds.
For more details on the new readers, check the PTV website at ptv.vic.gov.au.