Routes 91-99 are routes of SEPTA's Frontier Division, which evolved from the Schuylkill Valley system. Schuylkill Valley Lines began operating buses in the Norristown area on 9/11/33, after the Schuylkill Valley Traction Co. ceased operations.
Routes 100-125 are routes of SEPTA's Victory Division, formerly the Red Arrow Lines. The original Red Arrow bus routes were originally assigned letters. Routes acquired from the Southern Pennsylvania Bus Co. were assigned route numbers in the 70's for a while, before receiving the present numbers.
Dates are not available for routes created more recently by SEPTA.
Several routes numbered above 125 exist in suburbs primarily northeast of Philadelphia, and are not listed. Those routes had evolved from routes formerly operated by SEPTA subsidiary Trenton-Philadelphia Coach Co., which were significantly restructured in 1977 focusing on Oxford Valley Mall, with little resemblance to the former routes.
Routes in the 200's are commuter rail feeder routes, created in recent years, and are not listed.
Following the list are discontinued suburban routes, along with route segments which eventually became part of present SEPTA city routes. Many local routes previously existed in Chester, an industrial town which suffered declines. But most of these local routes were actually redundant to various regional routes, which continue to serve Chester.
Route Route Old Route Streetcars Buses Former Company Number Name Number Introduced Introduced Buses Introduced 90 Norristown-State Hosp.-Penn Square 1887 9/11/33 90 Penn Square-Plymouth Meeting Mall 1966 91 Norristown-Graterford 1946 92 West Chester-King of Prussia New SEPTA 93 Norristown-Collegeville-Pottstown 1898 9/11/33 94 Chestnut Hill-Montgomery Mall 1926 North Penn Bus Co. 95 Gulph Mills-Plymouth Meeting Mall 1977 95 Plymouth Meeting Mall-Willow Grove New SEPTA 96 Norristown-Northtowne Plaza 1939 96 Northtowne Plaza-Montgomery Co. CC 1977 96 Montgomery Co. CC-Lansdale 1951 North Penn Bus Co. 97 Norristown-Conshohoken-Spring Mill 1894 9/11/33 98 Norristown-Dekalb St. 1885 9/11/33 98 Norris Hills 1958 98 Norristown-Plymouth Meeting Mall Auch Interborough 99 Norristown-Valley Forge 1946 99 Valley Forge-Phoenixville New SEPTA 132 Lansdale-Telford 1951 North Penn Bus Co. Route Route Old Route Streetcars Buses Former Company Number Name Number Introduced Introduced Buses Introduced 100 69th St.-Norristown (HIGH SPEED RAIL) 1907 RAIL Phila. & Western 101 69th St.-Media (RAIL) 4/ 1/13 RAIL 102 69th St.-Sharon Hill (RAIL) 3/15/06 RAIL 103 69th St.-Brookline C 5/12/26 103 Brookline-Ardmore 3/30/02 1966 104 69th St.-West Chester W 1895 1958 105 69th St.-Lankenau Hosptial-Ardmore Y 7/ 1/36 Montgomery 1920 105 Ardmore-Paoli Z 7/ 1/36 Montgomery 1920 106 69th St.-Penn Wynne-Ardmore D 10/ 4/26 107 69th St.-Clifton Heights B 4/19/26 107 Clifton Heights-Lawrence Park New SEPTA 108 69th St.-Elmwood-Airport J 12/29/30 Red Star 1924 109 69th St.-Springfield O 1894 8/ 4/30 So. Pa. Traction 109 Springfield-Chester O 7/10/30 Drew Bus 110 69th St.-Springfield X 1946 110 Springfield-Springfield Mall E 1946 110 Springfield Mall-Granite Run Mall N 1894 8/ 4/30 So. Pa. Traction 111 69th St.-Aronimink A 4/ 4/23 111 Aronimink-Chadds Ford New SEPTA 112 69th St.-Delaware County Comm. Col. New SEPTA 113 69th St.-Lansdowne F 10/10/30 Red Star 113 Lansdowne-Darby M 7/10/30 Drew Bus 2/17/19 113 Darby-Chester 76 1/ /26 113 Chester-Marcus Hook 76 1883 2/ 3/34 114 Darby-Chester 74 1893 12/15/34 114 Chester-Granite Run Mall New SEPTA 115 Delmar Village-Darby 72 1/ /26 115 Darby-Brookline H 5/ 8/28 116 69th St.-Eastwick New SEPTA 117 Feltonville-Chester 1922 117 Chester-Upland 1883 2/ 3/34 117 Upland-Parkside 1901 1/14/33 117 Parkside-Penn State New SEPTA 118 Chester-Garden City 80 1886 1/14/33 118 Garden City-Media 80 1893 4/12/30 118 Media-Newtown Square New SEPTA 119 Chester-Linwood 74 1899 12/15/34 119 Linwood-Boothwyn 74 1930 CE Crandall 1922 119 Boothwyn-Cheyney New SEPTA 120 69th St.-Newtown Square-Cheyney New SEPTA 122 69th St.-Springfield Mall New SEPTA/discontinued 123 69th St.-King of Prussia New SEPTA 124 Philadelphia-Chesterbrook New SEPTA 125 Philadelphia-Valley Forge New SEPTA Route Route Old Route Streetcars Buses Former Company Number Name Number Introduced Introduced Buses Introduced Ardmore-Aronimink (discontinued) E 5/ 2/27 Springfield Road (discontinued) E 1946 Drexel Avenue (discontinued) F 7/11/27 Woodland-Morton (discontinued) G 3/15/28 44 Ardmore I 7/ 1/36 Montgomery Media-Glen Riddle (discontinued) 1903 8/ 4/30 Chester-Eddystone (discontinued) 1916 2/ 3/34 Chester-Buckman Vil. (discontinued) 1922 Chester-Sun Ship (discontinued) 1922 Chester-Sun Hill (discontinued) 1925 Chester-Upland (discontinued) 1925 Chester-Swarthmore (discontinued) 11/27/26 Delaware Co. 1922SEPTA introduced its bus routes numbered in the 90's in 1977, after acquiring Schuylkill Valley Lines the previous year. These routes represented a restructuring of the former Schuylkill Valley service.
Routes 94 and 96 were acquired by SEPTA from the North Penn Bus Co. some time between 1976 and 1984. These routes had evolved from interurban railway service operated south from Allentown by Lehigh Valley Transit Co., sold to North Penn Bus Co. in 1956.
The Auch Interborough Transit Co. had operated a bus route between Chestnut Hill and Norristown, early history unavailable. SEPTA acquired the service in 1969 by extending its city bus route L beyond Chestnut Hill. As part of SEPTA's 1977 restructuring of the Norristown service after acquiring Schuylkill Valley Lines, route L was cut back to Plymouth Meeting Mall.
Schuylkill Valley Lines had also operated a bus route between Norristown and Swedeland beginning 9/11/33, replacing the Schuylkill Valley Traction Co. electric railway route, which had existed since 1893. As part of SEPTA's 1977 restructuring of the Norristown service after acquiring Schuylkill Valley Lines, passengers travelling between Norristown and Swedeland must now transfer at King of Prussia Mall.
Bucks County Transport
Krapf Bus Co.
Began operating routes under contract in 1992, in Chester County.
Transportation Management Association of Chester County
Web site contains further information on bus routes operated by Krapf Bus Co. and other companies.
Suburban Transit Network
Began operations in 1978 as Montgomery County Paratransit Association, renamed 1994, dial-a-ride system in Montgomery County.