SEPTA Key is a very different take on our legacy magnetic stripe passes, tokens, and transfers. It is the future of fare payment with one, reloadable, contactless chip card that offers a host of options for seamless travel and self-service flexibility. Read more about the SEPTA Key Program.
Today, we only ask customers to tap their Key Card at the turnstile Validator when they enter the system at University City, 30th Street, Suburban, Jefferson, and Temple Stations.
ALLLLLL ABOARD! The SEPTA Key Kiosks at Center City Regional Rail Stations are open for business! And now you can get a SEPTA Key card from the ticket office at any Regional Rail Station.
The SEPTA Key card is a very different take on our current magnetic stripe passes, tokens and transfers. This is the future of fare payment with one reloadable, contactless chip card that will offer a host of options for seamless travel and the self-serve flexibility of loading/reloading SEPTA fares to match your travel needs. When the full SEPTA Key program launches, customers will have the option to use their Key card exclusively for SEPTA travel or expand the power of the card to make non-transit purchases or even other transit (think PATCO or Indego) purchases.
As more Transit customers switch to the SEPTA Key, paper transfers for travel on buses, subways and trolleys will stop being issued at the end of the service day on Tuesday, July 31, 2018.
Starting August 1, to receive a qualifying $1 transfer, customers will need to use a SEPTA Key Card with Travel Wallet. Similarly, customers who are eligible for reduced fare travel will need to use a SEPTA Key Card with Travel Wallet to receive the half-fare $.50 transfer.
Most SEPTA Transit customers have already made the switch to the SEPTA Key Card, which was launched in June 2016.
Get ready to say goodbye to the end of an era next month, when SEPTA officially stops selling its—somewhat—beloved tokens everywhere.
The transportation authority announced Thursday that all token sales will finally cease on April 30th. Riders will still be able to use their tokens for the foreseeable future—lest your $2 go to waste—but won’t be able to purchase any new ones starting May 1, according to a statement from SEPTA.
Sale of Magnetic Stripe Trans/TrailPasses ENDING at External Retail Locations
The next steps towards the full transition of the SEPTA Key Fare program include the end of magnetic stripe TransPasses and TrailPasses at External Retail Locations.
The sale of Tokens at non-SEPTA Retailers ended Sunday, July 15, 2018 and the sale of magnetic stripe Trans/TrailPasses will end effective Tuesday, July 31st.
Customers currently using tokens can make the seamless transition to SEPTA Key by purchasing a Key Card at a Transit Station Fare Kiosk, SEPTA Transit Sales Office, or one of the External Retailers now selling Key Cards and loading SEPTA fare products.