Constituency Question-Myki Touch
Mr FREGON (Mount Waverley) (11:41:12): (1770) My question is for the Minister for Public Transport, and I ask: what is the status of the rollout of the new fast Myki touch machines for my constituents of Mount Waverley district? The next-generation Myki readers scan cards instantly, minimising potential delays at the station gates, particularly during peak times. With so many people using the rail network to get to work and study in the mornings and evenings, these quick touch-on machines will make a real difference to the people in my electorate. I would like to thank the Minister for Public Transport and her office’s assistance in organising the recent trial at Glen Waverley station to investigate ways to improve commuters exiting the platform during the busy peak. I have seen these new faster Myki readers in practice at Glen Waverley station during the trial, and I look forward to hearing more about plans to roll them out to other stations along the line.
Answer: The Andrews Labor Government is rolling out new faster myki readers at the majority of stations across the network.
The next generation myki readers scan cards instantly, minimising potential delays at the station gates, particularly during peak times. These fast myki readers are proven to reduce dwell times and passenger movements.
To date, over 688 new units already installed at railway stations. These include new touch on machines at Syndal, Jordanville and Mount Waverley stations, which were installed in late November.
Glen Waverley station also received new myki gates fitted with new fast touch on readers earlier this year.
This has contributed in facilitating passengers quickly disembarking and exiting the station. These new readers have seen a reduction of dwell times on the platforms, especially during the busy evening peak.
Hon Melissa Horne MP
Minister for Public Transport
Minister for Ports and Freight