Southeastern Pennsylvania

SEPTA Launches Key Card System to Replace Tokens

Philadelphia's transit system calls it "the future of fare payment."

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The Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority on Monday is rolling out the "early Adopter" program. Up to 10,000 riders will get SEPTA Key cards that will work on subways, buses, trolleys, and eventually regional rail and paratransit.

Officials say the program will allow customers to experience the convenience of the cards while also providing valuable feedback.

SEPTA plans to have the electronic fare cards replace its current token- and pass-based fare system. Cards can be purchased with cash, tokens or credit cards, and they can be reloaded online or over the phone and registered to protect against loss or theft.

Early adopters can find the cards at the following stations:

69th Street Transportation Center

52nd Street Station

30th Street Station

15th Street Station

Dilworth Park

Erie-Torresdale Station

Frankford Transportation Center

Olney Transportation Center

Erie Station (South Mezzanine)

Cecil B. Moore Station

Walnut/Locust Station

Snyder Station

Passes can also be purchased at the Fare Kiosk and SEPTA Sales Office located at 1234 Market Street. 

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