Beginning Sunday, Aug. 1, the new SEPTA Route 135 will replace bus service currently provided by Krapf Route A. While there will not be any major service changes, riders who use this route will be able to get discounted fares by using the SEPTA Key Card.
The route will follow the Krapf service routing with some minor adjustments. To view the route map and schedule, please click here.
SEPTA’s Route 135 will maintain service to key locations for riders to access jobs, education, health care services, shopping and government offices. This includes service to Coatesville, the Lincoln Highway retail corridor, Downingtown, Exton Square Mall, Main Street at Exton, West Chester Transportation Center, and Chester County government offices in West Chester Borough.
The Route 135 will also link service to SEPTA’s Paoli/Thorndale Regional Rail Line at Thorndale and Downingtown Stations. Service will operate seven days a week from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. on weekdays, from 6:30 a.m. to 9:15 p.m. on Saturday, and from 7 a.m. to 5:20 p.m. on Sunday.
At the West Chester Transportation Center, customers will find convenient connections to SEPTA Bus Routes 92 and 104 for travel to King of Prussia and 69th Street Transportation Center. Customers who make these connections can get a free transfer by using the SEPTA Key Card.
With the launch of the 135, the Route 92 will be adjusted to start and end at West Chester Transportation Center. Service between West Chester Transportation Center and the Exton Square Mall that is currently on the Route 92 will be part of the Route 135. At Exton Square Mall, riders will be able to transfer from the Route 135 to the Route 204 for serve to points north and east.
To help Route 135 riders get the benefits of using the SEPTA Key Card, SEPTA has scheduled pop-up events with the SEPTA Key Truck. The truck is equipped with fare kiosks for purchasing cards, and employees will be on-site to assist customers and answer questions. Three events have been scheduled prior to the launch of the Route 135 to help customers get ready for the switch:
- Thursday, July 22 – noon to 6 p.m. at Lincoln Ave & 3rd Ave, Coatesville
- Saturday, July 24 – 8am to 1 p.m. at Route A bus stop at Exton Square Mall, Exton
- Tuesday, July 27 – 8 a.m. to noon at Lincoln Ave & 3rd Ave, Coatesville
For more information about the Route 135, visit https://www.septa.org/service/bus/new-septa-route-135-coatesville-west-chester-transportation-center.html