Proximity to highways is important, but transit access is where Norristown shines. Norristown’s alternative transportation options are unparalleled in the region. The multimodal Norristown Transportation Center (NTC) is the hub of the downtown area. A recent DVRPC weekday morning count found nearly 1,900 riders boarding or exiting SEPTA’s Regional Rail, Norristown High Speed Line and eight public bus routes at the NTC. Private intercity and regional bus lines (Greyhound Lines, Martz Trailways and Bieber Tourways) also serve the NTC.
With 894 passengers boarding and 801 passengers deboarding on an average weekday, the NTC serves more commuters than any other station on the Manayunk/Norristown Regional Rail line, including Manayunk and Conshohocken. Two other Norristown rail stations (Elm Street and Main Street) offer residents and workers additional transit options.