Melbourne will strictly check the free passenger parking lots of the railway stations around the city, and any vehicles parked by non-train passengers will receive a $89 fine. This policy is good news for passengers, and it is a blow to the businesses near the station; and some people worry that there will be passengers who do not drive and will take the opportunity to illegally "rent" their train tickets.

The various train lines in Melbourne pass through a large number of commercial centers, and these commercial centers are usually built around the railway station. Therefore, in the all-day free parking lot specially set up by the railway station for passengers, many parking spaces are occupied by nearby business owners and customers who open the door early in the morning. However, many real train passengers have no special parking spaces and can only park their cars far away, which is very inconvenient.

Non-passenger parking fine $89:

The Governor of Victoria, Nathine, said today that the government has decided to strengthen patrols on passenger parking lots at stations starting from the New Year, and link the vehicle records of the parking lots with the train ticket Myki card data. If it is found that the parked vehicle does not have a record of getting on the train on Myki, a $89 fine will be issued.

The new policy was first tried out in 6 railway stations:

  • Box Hill
  • Burwood
  • Camberwell
  • Heidelberg
  • Highett
  • Murrumbeena

This decision of the government has really benefited the train passengers. However, for businesses near the station, it is indeed a very troublesome problem. Similar to train passengers, businesses usually have to get up and go to work in the dark, and their cars can only stay in parking spaces near the shops all day long. The most convenient parking space used to be the all-day parking space at the train station. If the government ban comes down, it will be quite difficult to find all-day parking spaces close to shops.

The scalpers are dispatched, taxi tickets:

The government's ban has just been announced, and some people worry that the scalpers will take this opportunity to find a new way to make a fortune: renting train tickets. Businesses near the station may borrow the Myki card records of those who do not drive to fake the illusion that they are on the train, so as to achieve the purpose of occupying a parking space.

there is always a solution to a problem. I just don't know which of the government, passengers, merchants and scalpers are soldiers and generals.

After the implementation of the Victorian government, it will strive to implement a passenger parking policy throughout the state in 2015.

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