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Introducing the revolutionary new smartcard

The key is the new smartcard available from Southern. Over the coming months new ticket types and routes will be introduced. Take a look at what is available now and whether you can start to take advantage of what the key can currently offer.

New key smartcard tickets available

Travelling into and around London? Now available on the key smartcard are weekly, monthly and annual season tickets with or without a travelcard, that will allow you to use trains, buses, trams and London Underground.

Travelling into and around London? Now available on the key smartcard are weekly, monthly and annual season tickets inclusive of a travelcard, which will allow you to use trains, buses, trams and London Underground.

You can also purchase single and return tickets from any key-enabled Southern station outside the London Travelcard area to any Southern station in the London zones.

Tickets can be purchased from southernrailway.com/thekey or from a Southern Self-Service Ticket Vending Machine which originate from stations outside London. For example, you can buy a single ticket from Eastbourne to London Victoria but not from London Victoria to Eastbourne.

For more information on where the key is valid, please see the map below;

Key availability

 

What tickets can I buy?

Monthly / Weekly seasons


Please be advised that there may be cheaper tickets available for your journey that cannot yet be purchased on the key. When searching for fares online, make sure you check all fares and not just key smartcard options, as you may find a cheaper alternative on paper.

In time Southern aims to match all paper tickets and fares on the key - as well as innovative key only products like keyGo:

keyGo

Southern launched their innovative keyGo product in August 2014 in a limited area. We are now expanding the areas in which passengers can travel. For more details and the keyGo conditions of use click here.

Once you have a key smartcard you will be able to register for keyGo! This will deduct £20 from your nominated payment card and journeys will be debited from this amount until it drops below £5 when a further deduction will be requested. No need to keep topping up, just sign up and go!

keyGo covers these areas:

How it works...

The key is really easy to use; watch the clip below to see how it all works.

Podcast

Click here for more key benefits

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Registered Users:

If you already have an online account and wish to register for the key, use the login button to sign in then complete the registration process.