Project Description

Client:

Kamco (Keane – Australia Micropayment Consortium Pty Ltd)

Project Value:

Overall Project $1.35 billion (Infrastructure Install $50 million)

Project Design:

GHD

Contractor:

Metro Trains Melbourne

myki is a smart card ticketing system which replaced Metcard and V/Line tickets and paper tickets on Victoria’s trams, trains and buses.

The size of a credit card, myki contains a microprocessor which enables it to ‘talk’ to card reader devices at train stations, in shops and on public transport vehicles allowing users to store value against their account, eliminating the need to buy a traditional ticket when using public transport.

WTP was engaged by Metro Trains Melbourne, who was subcontracted to Kamco, to assist with the rollout of infrastructure associated with the new ticketing system.

The project included installation of ticketing infrastructure across the Melbourne metropolitan and Victorian regional rail networks and removal of the old Metcard Ticketing System. The project incorporated rollout across approximately 210 metropolitan and 75 regional railway stations and included:

  • Ticket vending machines
  • Fare payment machines
  • Train station gates
  • Ticket office terminals.

WTP set the original budgets for the installation of infrastructure, managed the tender process and cost managed the post contract works including variation and claims assessment.

WTP’s role was expanded during the project to incorporate tram superstops and intermodal interchange infrastructure installation works.