Passenger Rail, Technology and IT

More quick myki top-ups for Melbourne

40 more Quick Top Up and Enquiry Machines (QTEMs) will be added to Melbourne’s train and tram network this month, bringing the total number to 90.

The QTEM allows passengers to top up their myki – Melbourne’s contactless public transport card – using contactless payments in as little as 15 seconds.

They are the most modern component of the myki network, which also includes 580 myki vending machines, 720 retail outlets and 83 premium stations on the metropolitan train network that also accept cash as payment.

40 QTEMs were also installed across the rail network in 2018.

“The installation of these fast, new machines is part of a wider program of works currently being rolled out to improve the overall travel experience for all Victorian public transport users,” public transport minister Melissa Horne said.

“Passengers can top up in as little as 15 seconds using these machines – reducing that last-minute dash to the platform.”