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SEPTA to begin phasing out token sales in January 2018

December 21, 2017

As SEPTA Key card sales have increased, SEPTA is phasing out token sales.

If you’re still using SEPTA tokens for your rides, take note: Starting in mid-January 2018, SEPTA will begin the process of phasing out token sales at cashiers’ booths and vending machines at Market-Frankford and Broad Street Line stations. Tokens will continue to be sold at major SEPTA sales offices, Regional Rail stations, and at over 200 third-party retailers until further notice.

More and more riders are making the transition to the SEPTA Key, and token sales have been steadily declining. About half of the station vending machines on the Market-Frankford and Broad Street Lines have already been removed. Beginning in mid-January, cashier sales will end and the 40 remaining token machines will be removed over a six-week period. Token sales at all these locations are expected to end on or about March 1, 2018. The full phase-out schedule will be posted on SEPTA’s website, www.septa.org, in early January. 

SEPTA’s Travel Wallet – the pay-as-you-go option that provides the same discounted fare as a token – has enticed customers to move to the SEPTA Key. Key Cards are currently free with a $10 minimum load and can be reloaded at kiosks, sales offices, online at the Key e-commerce website, www.septakey.org, or by calling the Key Customer Service Center at (855) 567-3782.

What is going to happen to all those unused tokens? We love this key-chain currently on sale at VIX Emporium on 50th and Baltimore:

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