TRANSIT SYSTEMS IN CONNECTICUT

HISTORICALLY INDEPENDENT SYSTEMS


CURRENT TRANSIT SYSTEM (SINCE 1976)
Connecticut Transit

Provides comprehensive transit coverage throughout much of state. Serves all areas except where separate transit systems are indicated.


CONNECTICUT/HISTORIC DETAIL

Route History (New Britain/Bristol)


Bristol

1895-1921 - Bristol & Plainville Tramway Co.
1921-1927 - Bristol & Plainville Electric Co.
1927-1965 - Bristol Traction Co.
1935 - streetcars replaced with buses

After 1965 - New Britain Transportation Co.


Danbury

Horse Car
1887-1896 - Danbury & Bethel Horse Railway Co.
1896 - horse cars replaced with electric streetcars operated by new company

1896-1926 - Danbury & Bethel Street Railway Co.
1921 - buses introduced
1926-1965 - Danbury Power & Transportation Co.
1927 - streetcars discontinued

1965-1967 - Candlewood Bus Co.
1967-1973 - no transit service
1973-1978 - Danbury-Bethel Transit District

CURRENT TRANSIT SYSTEM (SINCE 1979)
Housatonic Area Regional Transit


Groton

1904-1916 - Groton & Stonington Street Railway Co.
1916-1923 - Shore Line Electric Railway Co.
1923-1939 - Groton & Stonington Traction Co.
1923 - buses introduced
1928 - streetcars discontinued

After 1939 - New Haven & Shore Line Railway

CURRENT TRANSIT SYSTEM (SINCE 1980)
Southeast Area Transit


Old Saybrook

CURRENT TRANSIT SYSTEM (SINCE 1981)
Estuary Transit District

HISTORIC INTERURBAN RAILWAY
New London-New Haven
1910-1923 - Shore Line Electric Railway Co. (New London-New Haven)
1923-1929 - New Haven & Shore Line Railway Co.

Replacement interurban bus service operated by New Haven & Shore Line Railway Co. (until 1970's)


Enfield/Thompsonville

1896-1901 - Enfield & Longmeadow Electric Railway Co.
1901-1926 - Hartford & Springfield Street Railway Co.
1926 - streetcars replaced with buses

1926-1928 - Hartford & Springfield Coach Co.
1928-1957 - New England Transportation Co.
After 1957 - Short Line

ADDITIONAL HISTORIC ELECTRIC RAILWAY
1903-1904 - Somers & Enfield Electric Railway Co.
1904 to Hartford & Springfield Street Railway Co./above

ADDITIONAL HISTORIC ELECTRIC RAILWAY
1903-1904 - Windsor Locks Traction Co.
1904 to Hartford & Springfield Street Railway Co./above

CURRENT TRANSIT SYSTEM (SINCE 2013)
Enfield Transit

HISTORIC INTERURBAN TROLLEY LINE
Hartford-Springfield MA (1896-1926)


Southington

1888-1898 - Southington & Plantsville Tramway Co.


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