The Public Transport Users Association (PTUA) has welcomed the decision to scrap the requirement to touch-off Myki cards on trams, but said that zone 1 fares should be reduced to compensate for the loss of the City Saver Zone.
Until now, the government had said that tram passengers would need to touch-on and touch-off their Myki cards on trams to get the correct fare. Under plans announced today, zone 1 will be valid on the entire tram network. Sections of routes currently in zone 2 will become part of the zone 1+2 overlap, and the City Saver zone will be removed. Passengers will not have to touch-off, and the default charge will be a zone 1 fare. Passengers travelling entirely in the zone 2 overlap area can still touch-off if they want the cheaper zone 2 fare.
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