Starting July 13, Rail Riders Will Be Able to Use SEPTA Key Travel Wallet to Pay Per Trip on Regional Rail

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Starting on July 13, rail riders in the Philadelphia area will be able to use their SEPTA Key Travel Wallet on Regional Rail to pay for single trips. Image via Montgomery County Planning Commission.

Starting on July 13, rail riders will be able to use their SEPTA Key Travel Wallet on Regional Rail to pay per trip, writes Darryl C. Murphy for the WHYY.

Customers will be able to use their SEPTA Key to tap in and out at card readers placed at turnstiles or on SEPTA rail station platforms for single trips.

“This will make it more convenient and our system more flexible,” said SEPTA General Manager Leslie Richards.

SEPTA warned riders will be charged the highest fare if they do not tap in and out. Customers who use weekly or monthly passes also have to tap.

The transportation authority is also working on a feature to pay for parking, but a specific rollout date is yet to be set.

The Key upgrade comes after the Regional Rail service increase after several months of severely reduced schedule caused by the coronavirus pandemic. Most lines currently run hourly, while the airport and Paoli/Thorndale lines now run every 30 minutes.

However, Chestnut Hill West and Cynwyd lines still remain suspended.

Read more about SEPTA Key at the WHYY by clicking here.

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