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SEPTA Moves Forward with Key Rollout on Regional Rail

Tap-to-Exit Expansion at Jefferson Station Starting Monday; Will Soon Move to Other Center City Stations

January 09, 2020

SEPTA is moving forward with the implementation of the SEPTA Key on Regional Rail, with an important change at Jefferson Station beginning Monday, Jan. 13.

Starting Monday, on weekdays from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m., customers with Key Cards and senior citizen passes will tap to exit at designated turnstiles in Jefferson Station. Approximately half of the turnstiles at Jefferson Station will be included in this program, and there will be new signage directing customers to the tap-to-exit turnstiles.

There will be no change for customers who use other fare products. Customers with magnetic stripe passes can swipe to exit at any turnstile. Those with paper tickets and cash receipt can continue to use turnstiles that are not designated for tap to exit.

Following the rollout at Jefferson Station, SEPTA plans to implement tap to exit at the other four Center City Regional Rail stations. This will help customers prepare for the full implementation of SEPTA Key on Regional Rail, including the introduction of Travel Wallet this spring.

When the Key is fully implemented on Regional Rail, tapping in and out will be required at the gated Center City stations. It will also be important for customers to tap in and out at their home stations to open and close their trips. This ensures they are paying the correct fare, consistent with the TrailPass they have purchased, and eventually, for single-ride fares paid for with their Travel Wallet.

SEPTA has been handing out flyers to customers, and Key Ambassadors will continue to assist customers during this transition. For more information about the tap-to-exit program at Jefferson Station, visit https://septa.org/key/updates/tap-to-exit-jefferson.html.

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