New SEPTA KEY now in service on Regional Rail - The Philadelphia Tribune

SEPTA’s KEY turnstiles have gone into service.

As the transit agency begins the introduction of the KEY on Regional Rail, the turnstile roto-arms were put in place. All fareline entrances, including the ADA gates, were activated on Monday.

To enter the station:

All fareline turnstiles and ADA gates will be in operation (including platform farelines by the elevators, Monday through Friday, from 6 to 8 p.m.

During these hours all fares must be paid at the turnstiles before proceeding to the platform area. Cash will not be accepted. Tickets available for sale at the Station Sales Office.

Valid SEPTA TrailPass (with magnetic stripe) will be swiped through the reader at the top of the turnstile.

Customers with Senior and Reduced Fare Key Cards must purchase the appropriate Regional Rail ticket at the Sales Office. You must present your Key Photo ID Card and ticket to the fare collector.

Customers with tickets will present them to the fare collection personnel.

Look for decals on each turnstile and on the floor indicating the lane to use for SEPTA magnetic stripe passes, and tickets.

Before 6 a.m. and after 8 p.m., Monday through Friday, and all day on Saturday and Sunday customers will pay their fare to the conductor on the train. Turnstiles will be set to provide access without swiping.

To Exit Station:

Use any turnstile, ADA gate, roto-gate to exit. No swipe is needed.

SEPTA plans to 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.

The 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 went on sale July 20. The new Key Cards will be good for travel beginning Wednesday, Aug. 1.

“This is a major step forward in the SEPTA Key fare modernization project,” said SEPTA General Manager Jeffrey D. Knueppel. “We are excited to begin sharing the SEPTA Key with Regional Rail riders through the Early Adopters program.”

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