March 27, 2020

SEPTA will reduce Regional Rail to an "Essential Service Schedule" starting on Sunday, March 29. This follows previous Regional Rail schedule adjustments implemented last week aimed at providing essential service during the COVID-19 crisis.  Service on Transit modes, including buses, subways and trolleys, will continue to operate on reduced Saturday schedule...

March 20, 2020

SEPTA is putting trains, subways and buses on a reduced Saturday schedule starting Sunday, March 22.

All transit, including the Norristown High Speed Line, will run less frequently. The approximately 25% reduction in services will include 24-hour subway service to ensure smooth commutes to area hospitals and other essential workplaces.

“We’re doing everything...

March 18, 2020

SEPTA is adjusting weekday Regional Rail schedules and offering refund options for some riders, the transportation authority announced Monday.

A severe weather service plan will be in effect for two weeks, beginning Tuesday, “to accommodate changing ridership levels.” Credits will be extended for valid unused and partially used passes.

PATCO is also...

March 16, 2020

Following Governor Wolf's announcement concerning the situation with COVID-19 in Pennsylvania, effective Friday, March 13, 2020 the SEPTA Key Senior & Reduced Fare Card processing programs at 1234 Market Street, Concourse Level and the Accessible Travel Center at Suburban Station will be closed until further notice. Please continue to check for upd...

March 4, 2020

SEPTA’s tap-to-exit program is scheduled to expand to 30th Street Station on Wednesday, making the initiative available at every Regional Rail station in Center City, the transit agency announced.

Riders with Key Cards, senior citizen passes, and magnetic stripe passes who get off at 30th Street Station will now be able to tap or swipe to exit at a small numb...

January 28, 2020

Leslie S. Richards is someone you might run into while taking SEPTA. She rides daily.

The transportation authority’s new general manager, who succeeded Jeffrey Knueppel in the role earlier this month, takes it from her Montgomery County home and to teach an increasingly popular course at the University of Pennsylvania. She took it to see the “Notorious RBG” e...

January 10, 2020

SEPTA Key’s rollout onto Regional Rail is moving along with the expansion of its “tap to exit” method at Jefferson Station starting Monday.

Riders with the Key or who use legacy passes will need to tap or swipe to exit at about half of the station’s turnstiles beginning next week. The feature will be in effect Mondays through Fridays, from 6 a.m. until 8 p.m....

December 23, 2019

SEPTA is planning to make riders’ phones an alternative to its SEPTA Key fare system by adding Apple Pay and Google Pay as fare payment options at both its turnstiles and kiosks in 2020, writes Michael Tanenbaum for the Philly Voice.

The transportation authority is adjusting its contract with Conduent, which manages the SEPTA Key fare system, to ins...

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