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SEPTA to phase out sales of tokens at subway stations

Next step for agency's fare modernization project

PHILADELPHIA - Transit officials in Philadelphia said they will begin phasing out sales of tokens at subway stations in the new year.

The Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority said token sales will be phased out at cashier's booths and vending machines at stations on the Market-Frankford and Broad Street lines starting in mid-January. The phase-out is expected to end on or around March 1.

Tokens will continue to be sold until further notice at major SEPTA sale offices, regional rail stations and at more than 200 third-party retailers.

SEPTA said the move is part of its fare modernization project. Earlier this year, SEPTA ended sales of "legacy" magnetic strip TransPasses at sales offices and said most of those customers have moved to reloadable SEPTA Key Cards.

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