Myki and Moorabbin Railway Station

Myki Top Up Logo Went to top-up my Myki card at Moorabbin Railway Station, and could not.  This is one of the 20 railway stations which don’t have a Myki Card Vending Machine (CVM).

Myki website: * The following metropolitan stations do not currently have a myki machine: Ashburton, Bayswater, Berwick, Fairfield, Frankston, Glen Waverley, Heidelberg, Hurstbridge, Jolimont, Laburnum, Lilydale, Moorabbin, Narre Warren, Pakenham, Ringwood, Ringwood East, Sandringham, South Yarra, Thomastown, Upper Ferntree Gully, Watsonia.

So I ask the station attendant, where can I top this up?

Patterson, it has a machine.

Patterson Platform 3 Myki CVM In fact, Patterson has two.  If you look closely at the photo, you can see a machine on Platform 3.  Platform 3 is only used Monday –> Friday; during the morning peak hour services.  Now, of the 430ish Frankston bound trains which stop at Paterson Railway Station, only 5% of those trains use Platform 3.

5%

So how heavily used is that Myki CVM?  I can tell you.  It’s only had 8 top-up transactions since being installed.  I can’t help thinking it would be better placed at Moorabbin.

And in case you think this is a bit of (further) Myki bashing, the CVM on Platform 1/2?  180 top-up transactions over the same time period.

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