SEPTA will end token sales on April 30 at all Authority-operated locations, as more customers transition from legacy fare products to the SEPTA Key. SEPTA Key cards will continue to be free with the purchase of a transit pass or when loading Travel Wallet funds through April 30, with the planned $4.95 new card fee going into effect in May.
SEPTA will continue to accept purchased tokens for the foreseeable future, so customers will not lose money they have already spent on tokens. Customers are reminded that tokens can be loaded onto Key cards, with the value added to the Travel Wallet that allows for convenient tap-and-go travel.
Tokens will continue to be sold in bulk to social service agencies beyond April 30, as work continues to implement a new method for these organizations to provide SEPTA fares to their clients. Third-party retailers will also continue to sell tokens to the general public beyond April 30.
SEPTA has been gradually phasing-out sales of tokens at Authority-operated locations since January, first at cashiers’ booths and then with the removal of vending machines at Market-Frankford and Broad Street Line stations. In March and April, sales will end at Regional Rail stations, bus districts and SEPTA sales offices.
“The end of token sales represents a major step forward in the implementation of the SEPTA Key,” said General Manager Jeffrey D. Knueppel. “For customers who are still using tokens or other legacy fare products, now is a great time to move to the future of fare payment with the SEPTA Key.”
The SEPTA Key provides the same fare payment methods and discounts that are currently offered with tokens, passes and paper transfers, but with added convenience and benefits including:
- One Card that can be loaded and reloaded with the SEPTA Transit fare of your choice
- Weekly/Monthly TransPass, One Day Convenience Pass
- Put money in the Card Travel Wallet and ride as you do today using tokens and transfers
- Protection against loss or theft when you register your Key Card
- Options to purchase fares at SEPTA sales Offices, transit station/bus loop Fare Kiosks, online at www.septakey.org.
For more information about the SEPTA Key, visit www.septa.org/key.