Myki's 7-Eleven heaven

The Myki smartcard association with 7-Eleven convenience stores across Melbourne firms-up as Metcard phases out

Myki's 7-Eleven heaven
Myki’s 7-Eleven heaven
February 17, 2012

By month’s end, all suburban 7-Eleven convenience stores across Melbourne should be online and selling Myki smartcards with top-up, according to Victoria’s Transport Ticketing Authority.

Twenty 7-Eleven stores began offering card sales on Thursday,
February 9.

Transport Ticketing Authority CEO Bernie Carolan says the introduction of card sales and top up services at 7-Eleven was important for all public transport passengers.

"It’s great to have 7-Eleven on board and for the first stores to be selling and topping up passengers’ Myki cards," Carolan says.

"Most 7-Eleven stores are open 24 hours a day, so passengers know they can buy or top up a Myki at any time and immediately be able to travel."

Carolan says when the rollout of the Myki retail network is complete, passengers will be able to buy and top up cards at around 800 retail outlets across Melbourne.

Once Myki is available in a 7-Eleven store, signs will be displayed informing customers that the store now offers Myki card sales and top up services.

The Transport Ticketing Authority will be removing Metcard from sale in these locations once Myki services are available, however passengers can continue to travel using Metcard until late 2012.

In addition, 90 independent retailers will begin selling and topping up cards in the first half of March.

Around 400 independent retailers that already offer Myki top up services will sell Myki cards by the end of April.

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