THE state government has started overhauling scores of suburban train stations and adding more myki readers in a bid to reduce long queues at exits.
But commuters using four of the city's busiest stations will have to wait their turn.
About 150 extra myki readers have been installed at 65 stations, some of which have also been renovated to remove exit bottlenecks.
South Yarra, Caulfield, Box Hill and Glenferrie were included in a Transport Ticketing Authority (TTA) list of the 10 busiest stations for February, although work on these stations is not due to begin until later in the year.
Metcard gates will be replaced by myki gates at these stations.
The government has already installed 150 extra readers and reconfigured 51 stations, including Clifton Hill, Preston and Fairfield.
Northcote and Darebin are on a list of stations due to be overhauled.
TTA chief executive Bernie Carolan said many stations were designed at a time of lower rail use.
He said passengers on Melbourne's trains had increased 58 per cent in the past six years.
Public Transport Users Association President Daniel Bowen said major work was required at some stations to reduce queue lengths.
"I suspect there are no quick and easy fixes for those stations," he said.
"The train network as a whole is getting busier, and not just at peak times."