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Route of the Week - 84

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Another week, another route! This week we're exploring the Route 84. This is a SEPTA Bus Route that runs from Bustleton-County Line and Philadelphia Mills to Frankford Transportation Center. On a typical weekday, the Route 84 makes 96 trips and carries 3,657 passengers. Each trip on the Route 84 is 20 miles, traveling about 1,920 miles per day.

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Before it was known as the Route 84, portions of this route were labeled the Route T. The current Route 84 connects with the Market-Frankford Line, the Boulevard Direct, and 17 other bus routes at Frankford Transportation Center. This route also connects with the Trenton Line at Torresdale Station and the West Trenton Line at Somerton Station. 

Frankford Transporation Center

For all your shopping needs, the Route 84 serves Philadelphia Mills Mall in Northeast Philadelphia. This mall has over 200 stores, a movie theatre, two food courts, and seven restaurants. If you still need to do your holiday shopping, the Route 84 is the perfect way to get to one of the area's largest malls. You can even get your picture with Santa

Philadelphia Mills

For the more outdoorsy types, the Route 84 also serves one of Philadelphia's largest parks - Pennpack Park. Surrounding its namesake creek, Pennypack Park in Northeast Philly covers over 1,600 acres of woodlands, meadows, and wetlands. Within the park, there are multi-use trails used for biking, running, hiking, and horseback riding, historic buildings, working farm, and more. Pennypack Park is a popular destination for animal enthusiasts, with over 150 species of birds and a large variety of mammals.

Pennypack Park

Wherever you're headed in Northeast Philly, hop the Route 84 and let SEPTA do the driving!

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