So I’m back to hell-town. It seems when I updated my details, particularly the details of my credit card myki had a sad moment and forgot my new card. Now as you probably know from my last blog post it took a while to get this sorted so I ended up buying a metcard the moment it became clear I was the subject of a “myki doom notice”. I couldn’t get through to the myki line on my first attempt (I assume it was clogged with ecstatic travellers describing their delight at the myki system) so it was’t until maybe a week later that I remembered to get into the myki site. I assumed that by now my top-up of death would have rendered the card unusable so I didn’t bother using it. However to my surprise the myki site did not show the notice telling me my myki was toast. So I updated my details and topped up the card.
Now I know a few things about the whole myki debacle I thought, well I could use some knowledge and try and work out what the optimum top-up limits for my card are so that it works. Lo and behold, the following appeared after half a bottle of Prosecco (horrible) and a bottle of Bison Chocolate Stout (awesome).
My assumptions are the following:
- It takes five work days to sort out your bank
- You want a small amount of money on the card (because really how much money do you want to give these people?)
- Fares come from the myki page as of the 21st May 2011
So here’s the graph for Zone 1 concession:
So that means along with a 30 day myki pass (erm don’t a number of months have 31 days in myki folk? Wouldn’t that also mean that metcard wins on a 31 day month price-wise?) in order to deal with a lost/stolen bank card you will need to provide myki with the follwoing funds:
|Myki||Zone 1 Concession||Zone 1||Zone 1 + 2|
|No concession myki pass is listed on their fares page… sucks to be old huh?|
All in all, get spending :(
Further research is required, particularly, when does the myki pass kick in?
Also I’d like to thank the creators of the easy chart builder plugin for wordpress. Much more pleasant than getting a spreadsheet to do the same thing :)