PAPER tickets will continue indefinitely for passengers on the Warrnambool to Melbourne rail service while other regional services switch to the myki system on Monday for periodical travel.
Public Transport Victoria yesterday said ticketing for travellers on the Warrnambool line would remain unchanged.
“There is no change for travellers beyond Geelong,” a department spokesman said.
“They will continue to use paper tickets for their entire journey, even when single and return tickets are phased out in the future.
“The only time a customer from Warrnambool will need a myki is if their journey starts within the commuter services area or they are travelling to an area where myki is operating and single and daily return tickets are no longer available. Travel beyond Geelong will always require a paper ticket.”
From Monday, ticket purchases for periodical travel (weekly, monthly, date-to-date and annual tickets) on Geelong, Ballarat, Bendigo, Seymour and Traralgon V/Line services will no longer be available.
However, paper tickets for single-use trips would still be available “for some time”, the department said.