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Tap-to-Exit at Penn Medicine Station

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SEPTA is moving forward with the implementation of SEPTA Key on Regional Rail with an important change at Penn Medicine Station.

Beginning Wednesday, February 19, 2020, customers with SEPTA Key cards and SEPTA Key Senior ID Cards will need to "tap to exit" or TAP OUT at designated turnstiles at Penn Medicine Station (look for signage/floor graphics). Customers with magnetic stripe passes can swipe to exit at any turnstile.

Just as you TAP IN at the end of your day, TAPPING OUT means you need to have your SEPTA Key card or TrailPass or Quick Trip readily available when moving through the turnstiles in the morning.

Customers with paper tickets and cash receipt can continue to use turnstiles that are not designated for tap to exit.

This follows the rollout of Tap to Exit at Jefferson Station and Suburban Station. We plan to implement tap to exit at all of the Center City Regional Rail stations. This will help to prepare for the full implementation of SEPTA Key on Regional Rail including the introduction of Travel Wallet this spring.

When SEPTA Key is fully implemented on Regional Rail, tapping in and out will be required at the gated Center City stations. It will also be important for customers to tap in and out at their home stations to open and close their trips. This ensures you are paying the correct fare, consistent with the TrailPass you have purchased, and eventually, for single-ride fares paid for with Travel Wallet.

TAPPING OUT does not count as another trip on your TrailPass nor will it double-charge your Travel Wallet. These taps provide us with real-time info we can use to see when customers are traveling through our stations and in what direction, which stations have the most boards, and more.

Every tap helps to SHAPE THE FUTURE of SEPTA so that we can do a better job serving you.

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