SEPTA Gives a Firm Date for the Soft Launch of Its Key Program

10,000 "early adopters" can purchase the passes beginning June 13th.


SEPTA made the latest announcement regarding the long — and we do mean long — anticipated SEPTA Key program today, revealing the date that its limited rollout of magnetic key cards will begin. Starting on June 13th, 10,000 passengers (who they’ll call “early adopters”) will be able to get a SEPTA Key card and buy either a weekly or monthly pass at a number of stations, as well as at SEPTA headquarters at 1234 Market St. These passes can be used on buses, certain trolleys (routes 10, 11, 13, 15, 34, 36, 101 & 102), trackless trolleys, the Market Frankford Line, the Broad Street Line and the Norristown High Speed Line.

Here are the places key cards can be purchased:

Market Frankford Line

  • 69 Street Transportation Center
  • 52nd Street
  • 30th Street
  • 15th Street/Dilworth Park
  • Erie-Torresdale
  • Frankford Transportation Center

Broad Street Line

  • Olney Transportation Center
  • Erie (south Mezzanine)
  • Cecil B. Moore
  • Dilworth Park
  • Walnut/Locust
  • Snyder

SEPTA will then get feedback on the Key card program from these 10,000 users before advancing the project further. I wouldn’t necessarily hold your breath just yet, though — the transit authority’s first announcement about the initiative came back in October of 2014 and, well, we’ve been waiting for it anxiously, patiently (mostly) for a good long while.

Follow Matt Sheridan on Twitter.