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Ballarat: Update from Transport Ticketing Authorit 1

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Ballarat: Update from Transport Ticketing Authorit

Myki is the smart card ticketing system that is replacing Metcard in metropolitan Melbourne and paper tickets on buses in selected regional towns. In future, myki will be valid for travel on V/Line trains between major regional towns and Melbourne.

Work has now begun to progressively turn off all Metcard ticket vending machines across the metropolitan public transport network in Victoria, with machines at stations on the Williamstown, Werribee and Sydenham lines the first to stop selling Metcard tickets.
Concession passengers need to prepare for the turning off and removal of Metcard ticket machines, as when an unstaffed railway station is fully converted to myki, concession passengers without a myki will no longer be able to purchase a concession ticket at the time of travel. 

Disability Support Pensioners and Carer Payment Recipients will receive their first concession myki free of charge and are entitled to free weekend travel. Click here to read more myki information for people with disability on myki website.

Education and information sessions are also available to help people make the switch to myki. If you would like to arrange a session please call the department on (03) 9651 7569 or visit their website.



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