(Some) Regional Rail Stations Will (Soon) Start Accepting SEPTA Key

Later this summer, the transportation agency will begin selling and accepting the Key Card at some stations — here’s where.

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(AP Photo/Jacqueline Larma)

SEPTA announced on Thursday that it will launch an “Early Adopters” program for Regional Rail riders on August 1st. Starting then, passengers going to and from certain stations will be able to use a Monthly TrailPass on their Key Cards.

That includes 19 stops along the following lines:

Lansdale/Doylestown: Doylestown, New Britain, Chalfont, Colmar, Fortuna, 9th Street, Lansdale, Pennbrook, North Wales, Delaware Valley University and Link Belt
Paoli/Thorndale: Thorndale, Downingtown, Whitford and Malvern
Trenton Line: Bristol
West Trenton: Yardley, Woodbourne and Langhorne.

August monthly passes will go on sale on July 20th. You can expect to see SEPTA’s Mobile Fare Kiosks — where you can purchase a Key Card, buy a Zone 4 TrailPass and register your card to protect it from loss or theft — at any of the stations listed above. You can also pick one up at any of SEPTA’s Regional Rail sales offices at Center City stations — and you can reload Monthly TrailPasses at septakey.org or by calling the SEPTA Key Customer Service Center at 855-567-3782.

SEPTA general manager Jeffrey D. Knueppel said the rollout is “a major step forward in the SEPTA Key fare modernization project.”

When the Key Card program eventually expands further, customers will be able to purchase Weekly TrailPasses, add funds to their Key Card Travel Wallets and buy TrailPasses for other zones and stations. No word yet on when that rollout will occur.

Tap-and-go turnstiles are being activated at several Center City Regional Rail stations, including Jefferson Station, where they’re currently in operation. University City will follow on July 2nd; Temple University will follow on July 9th; Suburban Station on July 16th; and 30th Street Station by the end of July.

For more information, visit SEPTA’s website.