Effective September 1, 2018: PA Issued Senior Citizen Transit ID Cards No Longer Accepted for Travel & $1.00 Fare for Regional Rail Travel to Stations in Pennsylvania Eliminated

With the full transition of the SEPTA Key fare system, starting September 1st, PA issued Senior Citizen Transit ID Cards will NOT BE VALID FOR TRAVEL on SEPTA.

The following will be the only valid forms of ID:

Senior Citizen (65 years old or older)

  • SEPTA Key Senior Fare Card (photo ID)
  • Valid PA Driver's License/Non-Driver ID with magnetic strip on back
    • Licenses/Non-Driver ID issued after July 2017 cannot be tapped at the Validator or swiped through the Farebox or Turnstile reader and are NOT valid for travel
  • As part of the rollout of SEPTA Key, effective September 1st the $1.00 Senior Citizen Fare for travel on Regional Rail to/from stations in Pennsylvania will be eliminated
    • The 50% discount for Senior travel to/from New Jersey and Delaware, with one of the above valid forms of ID remains in effect

Senior Citizen Discount Ticket Redemption Policy
Effective September 1, 2018


SEPTA currently offers a discounted fare of $1.00, for Senior Citizens to pay for Regional Rail travel. In addition, SEPTA offers Senior Ten Trip Tickets at a further discounted rate of $8.50 ($.85 per ticket) for travel to/from stations in Pennsylvania with a valid Senior ID.

Effective September 1, 2018, SEPTA will eliminate the $1.00 cash fare/$.85 Senior Ticket fare for Senior Travel on Regional Rail in Pennsylvania. The Half Fare Charges will remain in effect for Senior Travel on Regional Rail to/from stations in New Jersey and Delaware. Customers holding unused pre-purchased discounted Senior Ten Trip Tickets can obtain a refund by mailing the original tickets (no photocopies) along with their mailing address to SEPTA at:

SEPTA SENIOR TICKET REFUNDS
PO BOX 58609
PHILADELPHIA PA 19102-8609

All Senior Tickets purchased within one year of the redemption date will be refunded at the rate of $0.85 per ticket and must be returned and postmarked prior to December 31, 2018. Customers are asked to allow 4-6 weeks for processing.

SEPTA values the contributions that our Senior customers have made to this region throughout their lifetimes, and we are pleased to be able to now offer free travel.

WHERE TO APPLY FOR A SEPTA KEY SENIOR ID CARD
SEPTA Headquarters (Lower Lobby)
1234 Market St.
Philadelphia, PA
Monday - Friday: 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Saturdays (through October 6, 2018): 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
SAME DAY CARD ISSUANCE
SEPTA Accessible Travel Center
Room 109 Suburban Station
Monday - Friday: 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
SAME DAY CARD ISSUANCE
Participating Pennsylvania Senate and House offices in Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery and Philadelphia counties (please check with your legislator)
APPLY BY AUGUST 1 TO
RECEIVE NEW SENIOR KEY CARD BY 09/01/18


PA Senior Citizen Transit Identification Cards
(Not Valid for Travel After 09.01.18)

PA Senior Citizen Transit ID Card
Senior Citizen
Transit ID Card (Female)

PA Senior Citizen Transit ID Card (Male - Blue)
Senior Citizen
Transit ID Card (Male)