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Re: MyWay - general/operational discussion
« Reply #200 on: February 18, 2017, 04:33:27 PM »
I just read the latest TC email alert update, and something about it doesn't quite makes sense - to me at least.

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Trial to exit from the rear door on Red Rapid bus services now in effect
             
As from Monday 13 February 2017, customers are now able to exit the bus using both the front and rear doors at all stops on Red Rapid 200 services as part of an one month trial.

Ok, it's only 1 month, but still what's the point? Aren't the trams going to be replacing the Red Rapid in the next few years anyway, why not do it for the Blue Rapid or something, cause that's still going to keep going.

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« Reply #201 on: February 18, 2017, 06:42:53 PM »
I just read the latest TC email alert update, and something about it doesn't quite makes sense - to me at least.

Ok, it's only 1 month, but still what's the point? Aren't the trams going to be replacing the Red Rapid in the next few years anyway, why not do it for the Blue Rapid or something, cause that's still going to keep going.
In a few years the light rail is going to replace part of the Blue Rapid in a few years, so once again why bother.....

Why not train users now to exit from all doors now. Bit like training to enter from all doors & if you aren't at the door (either side) when the bus pulls up to the stop. You miss out as the bus leaves straight away.

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« Reply #202 on: April 03, 2017, 09:22:55 PM »
Examined my MyWay record today. Times for some trips yesterday were 1 hour later than actual. Seems the end of daylight saving has caught the system or someone napping.

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« Reply #203 on: April 03, 2017, 09:44:35 PM »
Out of curiosity, was it more than one bus and could you tell which depots?

The problem arises because the MyWay consoles set the time when their update is pushed at the depot - and if this occurs before the 2am changeover, the time will be wrong until the next update occurs.

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« Reply #204 on: April 03, 2017, 10:46:08 PM »
Out of curiosity, was it more than one bus and could you tell which depots?

The problem arises because the MyWay consoles set the time when their update is pushed at the depot - and if this occurs before the 2am changeover, the time will be wrong until the next update occurs.
566 and 412 were​ both ok today so it has been fixed by now

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« Reply #205 on: April 03, 2017, 11:03:11 PM »
The record is incomplete so far (11pm today).

Initial leg to Westfield Belconnen not logged as driver said validator faulty. My companion used it though, and that record shows the wrong time for arrival Westfield Belconnen of 12.45pm (actually 11.45am); Bus446, 906C

Record 1455 12.49pm (actually 11.49am) 900T board at Westfield Belconnen; Bus582.
Record 1456 1.14pm (actually 12.14pm) alight Civic.
Missing record Civic to High Court, route 934; Bus421

Record 1459 3.46pm (actually 2.46pm) 934D board at Parkes Place, National Rose (High Court); Bus606.
Record 1460 4.31pm (actually 3.41pm) alight Westfield Belconnen.
Record 1461 3.53pm (correct) 906C board at Westfield Belconnen; Bus422.
Record 1462 correct for destination.

Note that according to the record we were on two different routes (934/906) and buses (606/422) simultaneously!

Hope that offers some clarification guidance.

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Re: MyWay - general/operational discussion
« Reply #206 on: April 03, 2017, 11:07:18 PM »
There is a typo, sorry. 3.41pm should be 3.31pm.

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Re: MyWay - general/operational discussion
« Reply #207 on: April 04, 2017, 09:29:25 PM »
Checked MyWay account again this evening. There is still no change to Sunday record.

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Re: MyWay - general/operational discussion
« Reply #208 on: December 02, 2017, 11:14:07 PM »
Bought my first legit cash fare ticket in 3 years or something tonight. Rarely ever forget to take my my way card with me, but I left it in my suit pocket ::)
Doing this reminded me of the announcement of how cash fares will no longer be a thing in the very near future. Brings up many questions esp one of how people who forget their my way/TC cards will do.

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« Reply #209 on: December 03, 2017, 12:05:33 AM »
Bought my first legit cash fare ticket in 3 years or something tonight. Rarely ever forget to take my my way card with me, but I left it in my suit pocket ::)
Doing this reminded me of the announcement of how cash fares will no longer be a thing in the very near future. Brings up many questions esp one of how people who forget their my way/TC cards will do.

Well, on the routes I regularly use, forgotten, failed, or no credit cards; or not enough cash, seems common enough and very rarely indeed are 'sob' stories not accepted. The customer is usually waved on. Have never been on a bus when a ticket inspector was active, so I have no idea what happens then. (I had no problems travelling when my card failed and, later, a replacement card was not yet activated. The situation seemed accepted without question.) 

Another issue on fare collection/card enforcement is the safety of the driver. Years ago I overheard a driver talking to a colleague about fare enforcement - "I won't make a fuss, it is not worth getting punched". A very valid point for a driver operating alone.

Possibly, where children are involved, it may be policy for personal safety reasons, to always allow children to travel. 

Will Light Rail, being a different operator, be so lenient? If the operator is strict, then there will be a lot of angst out there to start with.


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« Reply #210 on: December 03, 2017, 03:59:04 AM »
With minors it's definitely a responsibility thing, but I've been on the odd bus where the driver literally refused the boarding of passengers either cause he was in a bad mood or had the same person on more than one occasion giving the same excuses.

Brings up a valid point, how is this going to work for lightrail? I presume lightrail still has drivers now days and is not completely all automatic yet, but from the one time I was in Melbourne riding a few there, the system seemed to work pretty much on trusting the passengers, cause one driver can't control 4-6 entry points.

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« Reply #211 on: December 03, 2017, 09:35:43 AM »
If the Gold Coast model is any guide, Canberra Metro will have full time ticket inspectors.

It is a contractual obligation for the Light Rail to have x% of ticket compliance. (The actual percentage is not published.)

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« Reply #212 on: July 24, 2018, 11:35:59 AM »
Bus 400 mentioned in ACTION Contracts that there's a new contract titled "Ticketing Equipment for Light Rail Integration".

I've read the contract and there isn't much useful information in what's publicly available. But what it suggests is that the much hyped **new ticketing system** will not be ready for 2019. Instead it looks like an extension to the MyWay contract with new equipment (AVM/TVM, platform validators) for the tram stops and should include additional ticketing machines for the extra buses.

I would also assume from this that Downer/Parkeon will be awarded the contract for the new ticketing system and that what's being installed will be compatible with what will be coming later.

If this is the case, then I would expect to see the new Wayfarer 6 ticket machines installed on buses. Apparently, these do just about everything: contactless bank cards, barcodes, 4G data, RTPIS, Wifi, text and radio messaging; and they're compatible with the Wayfarer 200 software so they can be rolled out to all buses before the new system is ready without the need for a changeover period.

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« Reply #213 on: August 02, 2018, 07:26:04 PM »
As also mentioned elsewhere, 657 onwards entered service this week. They have been fitted with the new Wayfarer 6 console.

The only difference for now is that the paper ticket comes out horizontally, rather than vertically.

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« Reply #214 on: September 19, 2018, 03:15:10 PM »
TC have announced they will be installing "Ticket Vending Machines" in October 2018.


So only 7 years late.
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« Reply #215 on: September 19, 2018, 09:26:33 PM »
Yeah, so far I've seen the placements for these two of these, being in front of the office at Tuggeranong and in front of the blue directory pillar in Woden. It's bad enough that management have ordered the staff to cease using the window at Woden, how're the little old laddies and technophobes supposed to use these without help you'd have to wonder.

About time too, here's hoping they allow for cash users.

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« Reply #216 on: September 19, 2018, 09:45:49 PM »
It's bad enough that management have ordered the staff to cease using the window at Woden, how're the little old laddies and technophobes supposed to use these without help you'd have to wonder.

There's a customer service person hanging around during the day. I imagine that is/will be part of their job.

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« Reply #217 on: September 20, 2018, 02:19:38 PM »
Yeah, but for how long... Ever noticed how often a TC vehicle is parked at the Tuggeranong parking spot, but there's never anyone inside the office, or there is but they ignore you when you tap on the window, same thing with Woden.

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« Reply #218 on: September 28, 2018, 12:55:06 PM »
That's the Astreo ticket machine from the Parkeon website. We'll soon know if that's what we're getting. (And yes, Sylvan, it takes cash.)



I've also noticed that Transport Canberra have stopped referring to a new ticket system, and are promoting MyWay as the Light Rail ticket system:

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« Reply #219 on: September 28, 2018, 03:26:59 PM »
At one of the 'Consultations' it was said that the Consortium for the Light Rail had to meet a standard for avoiding fare evasion. This could result in the Consortium conducting routine revenue protection activities. Considering the number of ACTION patrons waved aboard with sob stories, expired balances, etc. and a perceived almost zero ACTION revenue protection activity, there might be quite some angst coming for light rail users inclined to such habits.

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« Reply #220 on: September 28, 2018, 11:25:09 PM »
There is actually a tender out for working on some survey about Fare Evasion on the trams https://tenders.act.gov.au/ets/tender/display/tender-details.do?id=91886&action=display-tender-details&returnUrl=%2Ftender%2Fsearch%2Ftender-search.do%3Faction%3Dadvanced-tender-search-open-tender

I haven't checked out the documents yet though.

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« Reply #221 on: September 28, 2018, 11:33:06 PM »
The contract requires Transport Canberra to conduct surveys every 6 months (from memory) to determine whether the fare evasion target is being met.

It may be that this tender is for that process. I had wondered how they were going to do it.

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« Reply #222 on: September 29, 2018, 11:16:21 AM »
A few years ago when I went to Melbourne to visit my brother and ride the buses and trams there, I used what they had back then the Myki card (don't know if it's still that) and although you were required to tag on and off on the buses, you only needed to tag on with the trams. Would I be right in presuming that for our LR, it'll work the same way, but like the buses, not tagging off will result in the standard cash fare rated charge?

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« Reply #223 on: September 29, 2018, 11:27:22 AM »
The tag on/off on the trams is due to the way their zones work, I believe all but the route 86 and 108 (?) run solely within one zone. If you go out of zone 1 then you are meant to tap off but I have no idea how that is patrolled. I generally tap on and off to be safe on Melbourne teams.

Given Canberra doesn’t work on a zone or distance based fare structure yet still requires a touch off I would say the tram will be the same and it will be touch on and off like the buses.


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Re: MyWay - general/operational discussion
« Reply #224 on: September 29, 2018, 07:36:52 PM »
Tram tap-off in Melbourne only required for trips wholly within Zone 2 thus getting a lower fare apparently,

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« Reply #225 on: October 01, 2018, 09:14:57 AM »
A few years ago when I went to Melbourne to visit my brother and ride the buses and trams there, I used what they had back then the Myki card (don't know if it's still that) and although you were required to tag on and off on the buses, you only needed to tag on with the trams. Would I be right in presuming that for our LR, it'll work the same way, but like the buses, not tagging off will result in the standard cash fare rated charge?

I doubt it. It will be no different to the buses. Don’t tag off get charged the full cash fare.

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« Reply #226 on: October 01, 2018, 02:56:50 PM »
The tag on/off on the trams is due to the way their zones work, I believe all but the route 86 and 108 (?) run solely within one zone. If you go out of zone 1 then you are meant to tap off but I have no idea how that is patrolled. I generally tap on and off to be safe


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The routes now are 75, Vermont South; 86, Bundoora RMIT; and 109, Box Hill. These extend into the Zone 1 overlap in Zone   2, thus all trips starting in Zone 1 only attract the Zone 1 fare. Ditto if starting in Zone 2 (the overlap of Zone 1 in Zone 2) and proceeding into Zone 1. BUT if the trip is entirely within  Zone 2 and it's overlap in Zone 1, a lesser fare applies which is gained by tagging off.
myki is still used.

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Re: MyWay - general/operational discussion
« Reply #227 on: October 22, 2018, 03:25:21 PM »
An AVM was installed at Tuggeranong Bus Station today.


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« Reply #228 on: January 22, 2019, 02:21:00 PM »
We have news of all 4 AVMs being operational today.

No official announcement.
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« Reply #229 on: January 23, 2019, 12:26:55 PM »
From part of my MYWAY record for yesterday:
12.26pm Tag off Rte 15 at Westfield Belconnen    ; actual.
12.45pm Tag on Rte 64N at Charleston after Blak ; actual Rte 3 at Westfield Belco
1.23pm Tag off Rte 64N at Charleston after Hall   ; actual Rte 3 at City Stn.
1.30pm Tag on Rte 313A at Westfield Bus Station ; actual Rte 313 at City Stn
1.44pm Tag off Rte 313A at College St CISAC       ; actual Rte 313 at Woden Stn.
1.48pm Tag on Rte 6 Woden                                ; actual.

Foul ups in the record like this of route numbers and/or locations are not all that unusual. (Tagging foul ups resulting in 'synthetic' entries, also occur from time to time.)

The system must be quite poorly implemented when supposedly GPS based locations can be so far out, and further, that it accepts obvious absurdities such as recorded tag off at College St CISAC Belconnen and a mere 4min later a tag on at Woden Bus Station! Low flying between them would be involved to achieve that.
Less probable, but not impossible, is the 38min between stops in Charleston, and the 14min to travel 3 stops from Westfield Belco to CISAC.

The record never seems to be corrected (even when reported), so could it be assumed the system quality is so poor that gross errors are not flagged and correctable? Or that TC have given up on it pending the mooted new contract? Otherwise, the finger tends to point at the training or culture of operational staff, which seems unlikely as most people tend to make a reasonable effort to get things right.

So is it of any significance? Yes.

An example - police can, in certain circumstances, access MYWAY records, thus a false entry could mislead and result in much un-necessary grief. Likewise, another example - a correct entry could provide an alibi for a registered MYWAY user wrongly suspected/accused of something illegal.
Then there is the general principle that accuracy is important to confidence in any system and useful for any usage reference and/or analysis.

As the good Professor asked "Why is it so".
 

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Re: MyWay - general/operational discussion
« Reply #230 on: January 23, 2019, 07:46:33 PM »
They won't correct it - no point. And if the fare is wrong (which is unlikely with a flat fare structure), they'd just adjust the balance, not the transactions.

The first problem (route 64) would almost certainly be a driver error. While the system uses GPS to know where it is, it is still the driver's duty to select the correct route. But if a driver forgets to change the route (as in this case) the best course of action is to NOT change it if passengers have tagged on.

The second problem is more likely caused by GPS faults combined with driver either not knowing or not bothering to advance the stops.

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« Reply #231 on: January 23, 2019, 10:57:15 PM »
Used the new AVM at Woden this evening for the first time. Operates nice and easily just like boarding a bus and talking to someone real, and also answers one concern I had about the lightrail and cash fares.

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« Reply #232 on: January 24, 2019, 07:57:52 AM »
I'm not sure why anyone would have concerns about Light Rail fares just yet.

Regarding the incorrect GPS data discussed above, a big problem in Sydney is having failures in the console which stops it picking up the GPS, this means the driver has to manually advance every stop until the issue rectifies or doesn't...to be honest when you are driving it is easy to forget for several stops, I'm sure many people got a free ride at my hand where I forgot for half a route to advance the stops manually, it was also quite time consuming especially if you didn't pick anyone up for ten stops to then skip forward 10 in a row, as I usually didn't change it whilst I was driving as it was too much of a distraction so I would leave it until I stopped.

In most cases you're more likely to be undercharged in this instance so most wouldn't complain, as Barry Drive said above, with a flat fare this doesn't really matter at all, I do agree with your comments as above regarding police accessing the data however i would say this is already done at a minimal level and the chances of a GPS failure occuring at the same time that you are accused of a crime would be very slim.

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« Reply #233 on: January 24, 2019, 12:12:18 PM »
and also answers one concern I had about the lightrail and cash fares.
Fairly sure I mentioned in Sep that the Parkeon machine accepts cash. And while I've not tried it yet, it looks like you can purchase a cash fare with a debit or credit card (tap and go only).

My uncertainty was whether the bus station machines would include single trip tickets, but they've gone with one version of the interface for all machines.
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« Reply #234 on: January 24, 2019, 04:33:41 PM »
Used the City Bus Station machine today, can confirm you can buy 1 - 5 single journey tickets per transaction which allows you to pay cash or contactless card. Daily tickets also available on there as well, assuming it will be identical on the LR Stops too.

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« Reply #235 on: January 24, 2019, 08:43:00 PM »
My concern was that cash fares weren't going to be a thing with the lightrail from what I've read and heard from many sources. This will only remain a concern if these AVM's aren't at every LR stop.

I also tried every tab, so I'm aware of every function a patron can access with these machines. I was a little disappointed that I couldn't load my card with an extra 5˘ for fun.

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« Reply #236 on: January 24, 2019, 10:22:44 PM »
Your many sources are all wrong, before construction even started the plan was always to have an integrated ticketing system across both modes which as in all other cities means being able to use and buy the same tickets, whether that be cash single, return, daily tickets etc. or a standard smart card fare.

All LR stops will have ticket machines, they *should* be identical to the new ones in the Bus Stations, unsure if there will be any difference to the colour or the background colour of the screen (hoping it is red considering the bus station ones are blue!)

As these machines are identical to the Sydney ones, the top up values are the same as theirs, IIRC are generally a selection of some of the following $5, $10, $20, $30, $40, $50 etc.

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« Reply #237 on: January 25, 2019, 11:31:41 AM »
We have news of all 4 AVMs being operational today.

No official announcement.
We have an official announcement

We also have an ACT Bus news article

Sylvan - I recommend you take the time to read one or both of these. You will find these sources are far more reliable.

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« Reply #239 on: January 29, 2019, 11:32:06 AM »
No, we won't have a MyWay card app*. As the Minister keeps pointing out, the "new ticketing system currently in procurement phase" will solve all problems**.

It will accept closed-loop payments (MyWay*** and registered accounts) and also open-loop payments (Visa/MasterCard, Apple Pay etc.)

This will require equipment with a constant data connection, so MyWay  top ups should be available hourly, provided the back end supports this.

* PTV recently renewed the Myki contract without altering the system requirements (other than new card readers for trams and train stations). So this is their way of introducing mobile phone payments. For TC to consider a similar app would be a waste of money with the new system 12-18 months away.

** a upgraded system is expected in Perth later this year. It may be very similar to what we will have next year.

*** in theory, MyWay cards as we know them will not be necessary - they could be replaced with RFID chips in school IDs and driver's licences.
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« Reply #240 on: February 03, 2019, 01:17:20 AM »
We have an official announcement

We also have an ACT Bus news article

Sylvan - I recommend you take the time to read one or both of these. You will find these sources are far more reliable.
^^They need a vending machine at the Airport stop, which also dispensers Myway cards.

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« Reply #241 on: February 03, 2019, 05:05:06 PM »
If they do that, then they'd also need one at Kingston Railway Station too.

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« Reply #242 on: February 10, 2019, 10:26:42 PM »
We have an official announcement

The Official Announcement mentioned four of the major stations with AVMs and 'Belconnen Coming Soon'.

This may be another problem arising from the divided control of the Station at the Westfield Mall. Westfield provided the infrastructure and is apparently responsible for it. A few years ago, many of the platform 2 pavers came progressively loose but complaints were deflected by ACTION/Transport Canberra saying it was a Westfield responsibility. It took years before the pavers were relaid (and some are now coming loose again). It appears from the delay, that ACTION/TC were rendered quite impotent in getting a timely rectification.
 Presumably, the provison of infrastructure (power and communication facilities) to service the machine must involve Westfield. If the paver experience is anything to go by, 'soon' might be rather a rather elastic concept.

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« Reply #243 on: February 11, 2019, 11:48:10 AM »
Yeah. And there's still no sign of where it will be installed.

I would suggest the best option is inside the mall, replacing the NXTBUS terminal which no one uses.