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SEPTA Says Transfers Available Only On SEPTA Key Card Starting August 1

Transit News | May 21st, 2018

SEPTA has announced that 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. Since that time, SEPTA has taken a deliberate, gradual approach to phasing out its outdated legacy fare instruments, while educating customers about the benefits of switching to the Key.

The elimination of paper transfers follows the end of token and magnetic stripe TransPass sales at SEPTA-operated locations earlier this spring. Third-party retail sales of tokens and magnetic stripe passes will also end by August 1.

Customers who are still using tokens and legacy TransPasses are urged to make the switch to the SEPTA Key.