SEPTA riders can now use their credit or debit cards to pay for single trips on the Market-Frankford and Broad Street lines.
The move is an expansion of the transit agency's SEPTA Key program and marks the first time customers have been able to pay for subway rides without needing a token or exact cash.
Disposable tickets called "quick trips" can now be purchased at kiosks at some stations, SEPTA said Tuesday.
The tickets cost the same as a one-way cash fare: $2.25. They must be used at the station where they were purchased and on the same day.
Paying via the kiosks means riders can use a credit or debit card, or can get change if they use cash but don't have the exact fare.
As of Tuesday, 18 stations were set up for quick-trip payments at kiosks. All stations are expected to offer the single-ride tickets by Oct. 17, SEPTA said.
The stations on each line with the quick trips now available are:
Market-Frankford Line: Erie-Torresdale, 15th Street (Dilworth Park and express 16th Street entrances), 34th Street, 40th Street, Allegheny, Berks, Tioga and 63rd Street
Broad Street Line: AT&T, Walnut-Locust, Cecil B. Moore, Spring Garden, Tasker-Morris, Ellsworth-Federal, Erie, Girard and City Hall