Almost 18 months after Myki started on metropolitan trains, some stations still don’t have enough readers.
While some Myki equipment (such as station vending machines) can’t be installed until Metcard machines are removed to make space, Myki readers take little space.
At spots like this — the entrance to platforms 1 and 2 at Mckinnon, used for all but a handful of trains each day — there’s only a single reader. If it breaks down, you’d have to traipse all the way around to the little-used platform 3 (where you’ll find two readers) to touch-on or off.
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