PT Problem of the Day: #Myki machine smashed – staffed stations would reduce vandalism

Problem of the day: Myki machine smashed

We’re told it takes substantial force to smash the screen on a Myki vending machine, but vandals at Hughesdale evidently achieved it, preventing passengers from topping-up their Myki at the station.

Hopefully they were captured on CCTV and will be caught, but is enough being done to prevent this type of damage?

Hughesdale is an unstaffed station. Putting staff on stations would not only ensure there is help and information for passengers, but of course staff would also help reduce vandalism, at least while trains are running.

(Picture credit: Aaron S.)

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