SEPTA expanding Key Card to Norristown High Speed Line beginning Monday

Mark Abrams
January 06, 2019 - 4:00 am
SEPTA regional rail

KYW Newsradio, file

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PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- SEPTA will require Norristown High Speed Line riders to begin using the SEPTA Key to pass through turnstiles beginning Monday morning.

SEPTA's Andrew Busch says it's an expansion of the key card access that's already in effect across several of the transit agency's lines.

"Similar to how riders are tapping to get on the Broad Street Line, Market-Frankford Line and also buses and trolleys, they're doing this at the turnstile," Busch explained.

Starting at 5:30 a.m., riders who enter the Norristown High Speed Line at the 69th Street Terminal or the Norristown Transportation Center will have to use the SEPTA Key.

Or, Busch says, they can also buy a Quick Trip ticket at a kiosk and swipe it at the turnstile to board.

"For passengers who board at the stops in between on the Norristown High Speed Line, nothing changes for them," he said.

They'll still pay when they get on board, right at the fare validator on the vehicle, when they get on board."

Busch says beyond 9 p.m. and on weekends, passengers will buy tickets on the train.