For this week's Route of the Week, we'll be taking a closer look at SEPTA's Route 93. The Route 93 is a Suburban Division Bus Route that travels between Pottstown and SEPTA's Norristown Transportation Center. On a typical weekday, the Route 93 carries 1,345 passengers and makes 52 trips. It's route is 24.8 miles long, serving Montgomery County.
The Route 93 Map
The Route 93 began service on March 9, 1981 as a replacement bus route for SEPTA commuter rail service to Pottstown. The Route 93's service to Collegeville was a former Schuylkill Valley Line bus route. Up until October 11, 1982, the Route 93's service to Collegeville was operated under Route 97.
The Route 93 terminates at SEPTA's Norristown Transportation Center. Here, passengers can transfer with the Norristown High Speedline, the Manayunk/Norristown Regional Rail Line, and seven other SEPTA bus routes. The Route 93 also services Philadelphia Premium Outlets, located in Limerick Township. Philadelphia Premium Outlets is a 553,000 square-foot open-air outlet mall. For SEPTA riders, you can score a free coupon book for the outlets just by flashing your SEPTA Pass! Check out the Pass Perk here.
Norristown Transportation Center
Wherever you're headed in Montgomery County, hop the Route 93 and let SEPTA do the driving!