SEPTA Regional Rails now using Travel Wallet, reducing in-person transactions

FILE -- The first of SEPTA's new Regional Rail locomotives are going into service
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By KYW Newsradio 1060
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — SEPTA began letting riders use its Travel Wallet payment system on the regional rail lines Monday morning.

SEPTA’s Andrew Busch said, as more people are returning to work in Center City offices, regional rail ridership is likely to slowly tick upward.

Riders will need to pick up a Key Card at a Center City SEPTA regional rail station ticket office or at a fare kiosk before they can begin loading a balance into the Travel Wallet.

It also automatically picks up the proper zone discounts for the user.

“And, from there, they don’t have to worry about having in-person transactions, interacting with a conductor or other personnel,” Busch said. “They can just go pay as they travel and then reload online, reload at a fare kiosk machine at a station.”

Busch said SEPTA already has been using the Travel Wallet on its bus routes, trolley lines, the Broad Street Line subway and the Market-Frankford Line.