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SEPTA Says SEPTA Key To Launch For Regional Rail “Early Adopters” On August 1

Transit News | June 29th, 2018

SEPTA will welcome its first Regional Rail customers to the future of fare payment with the launch of the SEPTA Key Regional Rail “Early Adopters” Program in August.

This phase allows SEPTA to begin sharing the benefits of the Key with Regional Rail riders while work continues on system-wide implementation. The Early Adopters Program will begin with Monthly TrailPass customers who travel to-and-from one of 19 selected Zone 4 stations, when the August Monthly Passes go on sale starting July 20th. These new Key Cards will be good for travel beginning Wednesday, August 1.

The selected Zone 4 stations in Bucks County include:

  • Lansdale/Doylestown Line: Doylestown, New Britain, Chalfont and Delaware Valley University
  • Trenton Line: Bristol
  • West Trenton Line: Yardley, Woodbourne and Langhorne

As part of the preparations for the Early Adopters launch the new Key turnstiles and ADA gates are being activated at all Center City Rail stations. The turnstiles at Jefferson Station are currently in operation and will be followed by University City on July 2, Temple University on July 9, Suburban on July 16, and 30th Street by the end of July. The turnstiles will accommodate tap-and-go travel with the SEPTA Key Card, and customers with legacy TrailPasses can swipe through the turnstiles. Customer attendants will also collect paper tickets at the gates between 6 a.m. and 8 p.m. Monday-Friday. Conductors will use handheld devices to validate Monthly TrailPasses loaded on SEPTA Key Cards.

Starting August 1, customers can use a SEPTA Key Card loaded with a Monthly TrailPass to tap the platform validator at their home station. Once they arrive at a Center City station, they will tap at the turnstile to exit. For the return trip, they will tap to go through the turnstile and tap again at their home station platform validator, after exiting the train, to close out the trip.