Commuter chaos in Melbourne as Myki network suffers a city-wide outage forcing transport operators to wave through passengers
- Melbourne’s Myki network experienced a technical fault
- Commuters have been able to ride trains for free as a result
Commuters in Melbourne have been able to ride the trams and trains for free after the Myki network experienced a city-wide outage.
The state’s public transport fare collection system suffered a major technical fault on Thursday afternoon.
Faulty myki card readers across Melbourne displayed a message that read: ‘Out of order. Please user another myki reader.’
Melbourne’s public transport fare system has suffered a city-wide outage, with Myki card readers out of order
Transport operators have waved through commuters and advised them not to tap on.
It’s understood the outage has affected the trains and trams in Melbourne, with public transport users able to ride for free.
Metro Trains Melbourne issued an apology to commuters for the inconvenience.
‘We are aware of an issue with the ticketing system which is impacting the network.’
‘Our teams are currently investigating and our authorised officers have been advised of the issue.’
‘Sorry for experience this afternoon.’
More to come.
Melbourne commuters have been able to ride the trains for free due to the technical fault (stock image)
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