the SEPTA Smart Media Thread: Timetables, FAQ, Pictures, and more.

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  1. mixiboi

    mixiboi Philly Remixed

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    Updates!

    -the Key Card is finally coming to the machines without having to buy a monthly or weekly pass this Monday with full roll out by April

    -the cards cost $10(which will be used towards riding)

    -travel wallet will hold up to $250

    -the website sucks, SEPTA working on it

    -the Airport line will be the first regional rail line to have Quick trip in April.

    -gating center city regional rail stations is still on schedule for summer

    SEPTA fare card rollout for Philly transit users nearly complete
     
  2. slaskwroclaw18

    slaskwroclaw18 Active Member

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    When can we expect Personlized Key Cards? Though at this point is there going to be any benefit to have a personalized key card other than uses outside of SEPTA?
     
  3. mixiboi

    mixiboi Philly Remixed

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    Over the Summer they will start the personalizing Key cards. Benefits include being able to keep your account safe if you lose it.
     
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    fiveomar Well-Known Member

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    I tried to buy a travel wallet/key card today, and the per-ride fare is $2 versus $1.80 for tokens. Does anyone know why? They should be the exact same price.
     
  5. mixiboi

    mixiboi Philly Remixed

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    They should, welcome to the beta program. lol

    But yeah contact SEPTA over on FB or Twitter and they will get back to you on that.

    SEPTAKey (@SEPTAKey) | Twitter

    Security Check Required


    IT should be 1.80 every ride.
     
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    londoner Well-Known Member

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    Just got my card - have to admit...I'm probably a bit too excited.
     
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  7. mixiboi

    mixiboi Philly Remixed

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    SEPTA is getting the Key system built on the Regional Rail Stations now:

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  8. mixiboi

    mixiboi Philly Remixed

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  9. New2Fishtown

    New2Fishtown Well-Known Member

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    Is this app going to be integrated into the system as a way to buy tickets for all RR lines as is seen on NJT currently, or is this a stop gap thing to enable ticketing on the Airport Line during the NFL Draft? Seems like with an app you could get away with installing less physical infrastructure.
     
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  10. mixiboi

    mixiboi Philly Remixed

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    The App is ONLY for the Airport line. SEPTA got a offer from this app company to use it to promote their Airport app and it will only be available for the Airport line.

    SEPTA still wants physical infrastructure and stil wants the KEY card to be the center of their fare control. This was just a opportunity to get some $$$ from a up and coming app company.
     
  11. eldondre

    eldondre Well-Known Member

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    when will you be able to purchase tickets online like a normal transportation business?
     
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  12. mixiboi

    mixiboi Philly Remixed

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    SEPTA is all about the post-Ticket world. They rather you load up your TRAVELWALLET TM and use that to get everywhere you need to go.

    It is why they are eliminating the Ten-Ticket package from the Fare list in July.
     
  13. eldondre

    eldondre Well-Known Member

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    As I i can load up my stupidly named travel wallet online to buy a train ride? Why are they eliminating ten trips?
     
  14. New2Fishtown

    New2Fishtown Well-Known Member

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    The Travel Wallet will cover anything and everything when fully operational, so that if you had a Transpass for use in the city and also funds in the Travel Wallet, your key card would deduct from your Transpass for a bus or subway trip and then if you took a ride on the regional rail, it would deduct from your travel wallet. If you had no pass of any kind, then it would just deduct from the Travel Wallet for any mode of transit.

    Separate but semi-related question: are they going to eventually allow people to use travel wallet funds to pay for multiple people at a time, or are they just quietly disallowing that in perpetuity?
     
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  15. New2Fishtown

    New2Fishtown Well-Known Member

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    This makes sense, but I'd hope that there would eventually be a SEPTA Key app so that one could easily add funds to one's balance from anywhere without having to navigate the horrendous Key website, which is impossible on a handheld device.
     
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  16. mixiboi

    mixiboi Philly Remixed

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    They are eliminating ten trips tickets because if you use the TRAVEL WALLET via the KEYcard you get a discount Regional Rail fare. This will be cheaper then buying 10 tickets at full price. So as long as you have enough funds in your account for 10 "tickets" it isn't a problem. Sometime in 2018 Ten Trips tickets purchases will be eliminated.

    Interesting enough with the KEY Discounts, Regional rail fare prices will be staying the same current price, and for some zones it will be CHEAPER:

    Weekday Zone 1 $4.00
    Weekday Zone NJ $8.25



    That is still TBD. SEPTA hates sharing, but they still have the Multipass in the schedule future products.


    The New SEPTA App is still in development, but coming. Which will also allow phones to be KEY cards.
     
  17. eldondre

    eldondre Well-Known Member

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    Painfully slow.
    mixiboi i see ten trip fares ARE key fares. They sre also elmininating the off peak discount for zone 1 and no while reducing the discount by half for the other zones. Presumably septa ridership analysis has found off peak trains are as full as peak trains
     
  18. mixiboi

    mixiboi Philly Remixed

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    SEPTA | News & Events

    Monday! 10 Machines total for your enjoyment:

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    I like how the "Ticket" has the destination in BIG text....no confusing where you are going...
     
  19. New2Fishtown

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    Will the machines display "CCP", "Eastwick", and "VIA" as the purchase choices? If so, I have a suggestion to make sure that CENTER CITY is spelled out as one of the options on the screen, as anything other than that would be terribly confusing to visitors as well as most residents.
     
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  20. mixiboi

    mixiboi Philly Remixed

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    CCP is only for the conductors, the machines will have all Center City Stations listed.
     
  21. Titus

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    I'm trying to figure out how to take the #43 bus to West Philly from Spring Garden - the Septa site lists no detour yet the Eakins Oval is completely closed and off limits - how does the bus route continue? or is it suspended. Neither is on the website.
     
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    Per 6ABC.com:

    Due to Draft event-related road closures, SEPTA Bus Routes 7, 27, 32, 38, 43 and 48 will be detoured through the Benjamin Franklin Parkway area for event set-up, during the three-day Draft Experience and breakdown following the festivities. Some detours on Routes 27, 38 and 43 begin on Monday, April 10. All detours and their effective dates will be posted in the System Status section of www.septa.org.

    Reviewing the "Detours" for the 43, it appears it will go behind the Art Museum and over Spring Garden Bridge to get to West Philly.
     
  23. Titus

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    Ah - behind the museum - interesting. Thanks!
     
  24. mixiboi

    mixiboi Philly Remixed

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    Yeah it is a mess and to see so many buses on Spring Garden and Broad Street has been interesting....

    Only 5 days to go...
     
  25. Elliott87

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    Not to be that guy but actually they always go behind the museum. They are temporarily going in front of the museum. The Rocky steps are in the back.
     
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  26. mixiboi

    mixiboi Philly Remixed

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    and that is the 32 typical route that all the buses are taking...
     
  27. Titus

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    Uh, the Rocky steps are in the front...
     
  28. MarketStEl

    MarketStEl Will Work for Food, But Prefers Cash

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    The residents will think they're buying tickets to head to the Community College. :D

    But don't expect the vendor to do anything that intelligent, if the track record so far is any indicator.
     
  29. MarketStEl

    MarketStEl Will Work for Food, But Prefers Cash

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    The "Rocky steps" face Eakins Oval. That's the front.

    The only bus route that regularly uses Anne d'Harnoncourt Drive - the roadway in back of the Museum - is the Route 38.
     
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  30. Titus

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    Thanks, Sandy, I thought I was losing my mind.

    As to the detour of the 43, in fact it detoured N on 13th from Spring Garden thence across Girard Avenue crossing the river at the zoo so not using d'Harnoncourt Drive at all. So everyone from 13th Street west to Mantua was out of luck.
     

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