TRANSIT SYSTEMS IN NEW YORK

NEW YORK CITY/NORTH SUBURBS


Westchester County

Mount Vernon/New Rochelle

Horse Car
1865-1890 - New Rochelle & Pelham Railroad Co.
1890-1893 - New Rochelle Railway & Transit Co.
1886-1887 - Mount Vernon Street Railway Co.
1886-1887 - Mount Vernon & East Chester Railroad Co.
1887-1893 - Mount Vernon & East Chester Railway Co.

1893 - horse cars replaced with electric streetcars operated by new company

1893-1956 - Westchester Electric Railway Co.
1930 - buses introduced
1950 - streetcars discontinued

1956-1978 - Westchester Street Transportation Co.

White Plains

1895-1898 - New York Elmsford & White Plains Railroad Co.
1898-1909 - Tarrytown White Plains & Mamaroneck Railway Co.
1909-1926 - Westchester Street Railroad Co.
1923 - buses introduced by Westchester Motor Transfer Co., acquired by Westchester Street Transportation Co. in 1936
1926-1978 - Westchester Street Transportation Co.
1926 - buses introduced by Westchester Street Transportation Co.
1929 - streetcars discontinued

Yonkers

Horse Car
1887-1888 - Yonkers Railroad Co.
1888-1895 - Yonkers Street Railway Co.
1892-1895 - horse cars replaced with electric streetcars

1895-1952 - Yonkers Railroad Co.
1924 - buses introduced by North Street Transportation, acquired by Yonkers Railroad Co. in 1925
1952 - streetcars discontinued

After 1929 - Bernaccia Bros.
1937-1978 - Club Transportation Co.

Port Chester/Larchmont

Horse Car
1872-1888 - Larchmont Manor Co.
1888-1895 - Larchmont Horse Railroad Co.
1895-1901 - Larchmont Horse Railway Co.
1900-1901 - horse cars replaced with electric streetcars

Electric Streetcar
1887-1892 - Port Chester & Rye Beach Street Railway Co.
1898-1901 - Port Chester Street Railway Co.

1901-1927 - New York & Stamford Railway Co.
1925 - buses introduced by affiliated company County Transportation Co.
1927 - streetcars discontinued

1927-1965 - County Transportation Co. (New York & Stamford Railway)
1965-1978 - County Transportation Co.

Peekskill

1899-1900 - Peekskill Traction Co.
1900-1929 - Peekskill Lighting & Railroad Co.
1926 - streetcars replaced with buses operated by affiliated company

1926-1935 - Peekskill Motor Bus Corp.
After 1935 - Mayflower Transit Lines

Ossining

1892-1893 - Ossining Street Railway Co.
1893-1901 - Ossining Electric Railway Co.
1901-1910 - Westchester Traction Co.
1906-1926 - Hudson River & Eastern Traction Co.
1925 - buses introduced by separate company Westchester Coach Co.
1926 - streetcars discontinued

After 1925 - Westchester Coach Co.

CURRENT TRANSIT SYSTEM (SINCE 1978)
Bee Line

Historic suburban/interurban bus lines operated by several companies (mostly a 1952 sampling)


Putnam County

CURRENT TRANSIT SYSTEM
Putnam Area Rapid Transit


Dutchess County

Poughkeepsie

Horse Car
1869-1894 - City Railroad Co.
1894 - horse cars replaced with electric streetcars operated by new company

1894-1917 - Poughkeepsie City & Wapingers Falls Electric Railway Co.
1917-1954 - Poughkeepsie & Wapingers Falls Railway Co.
1928 - buses introduced
1935 - streetcars discontinued

1954-1971 - Poughkeepsie Transit Lines
1971-1974 - Wayfarer Coach

Fishkill/Beacon

1892-1895 - Citizens Street Railroad Co.
1895-1902 - Citizens Street Railway Co.
1902-1905 - Citizens Railroad Light & Power Co.
1905-1963 - Fishkill Electric Railway Co.
1930 - streetcars replaced with buses

After 1963 - Newburgh-Beacon Bus Corp.

CURRENT TRANSIT SYSTEM
Dutchess County Public Transit

HISTORIC INTERURBAN TYPE RAILWAY
New Paltz-Highland
1897-1900 - New Paltz & Walkill Valley Railroad Co.
1900-1903 - New Paltz & Poughkeepsie Traction Co.
1903-1925 - New Paltz Highland & Poughkeepsie Traction Co.

Historic suburban/interurban bus lines operated by several companies (mostly a 1952 sampling)


Rockland County

1928-1961 - Rockland Bus Lines
1961-1975 - Rockland Bus Lines (Red & Tan Lines)

CURRENT TRANSIT SYSTEM
Transport Of Rockland


Orange County

Newburgh

Horse Car
1886-1887 - Newburgh Street Railroad Co.
1887-1894 - Newburgh Street Railway Co.
1894 - horse cars replaced with electric streetcars operated by new company

1894-1901 - Newburgh Electric Railway Co.
1901-1925 - Orange County Traction Co.
1922 - buses introduced by affiliated company Newburgh Public Service Corp.
1923 - streetcars discontinued

1922-1934 - Newburgh Public Service Corp.
1934-1963 - Newburgh Bus Corp.
After 1963 - Newburgh-Beacon Bus Corp.
After 1922 - Hudson Transit Corp. (regional)

Middletown/Goshen

1894-1899 - Middletown-Goshen Traction Co.
1899-1905 - Middletown-Goshen Electric Railway Co.
1905-1924 - Walkill Transit Co.
1924 - streetcars replaced with buses operated by new company

1924-1930 - Wallkill Public Service Corp.
Period of no transit service
After 1935 - Mid City Transit Corp.

Port Jervis

1898-1902 - Port Jervis Electric Street Railway Co.
1902-1910 - Port Jervis Electric Electric Light Power Gas & Railroad Co.
1910-1924 - Port Jervis Traction Co.
1924 - streetcars discontinued

After 1925 - Deerpark Transportation Co.

CURRENT TRANSIT SYSTEM (SINCE 1934)
Leprechaun Lines

CURRENT TRANSIT SYSTEM (SINCE 1922)
Hudson Transit Corp. (ShortLine)

HISTORIC INTERURBAN TYPE RAILWAY
Newburgh-Walden
1895-1901 - Newburgh Electric Railway Co.
1901-1925 - Orange County Traction Co.

HISTORIC INTERURBAN TYPE RAILWAY
Middletown-Goshen
1895-1899 - Middletown-Goshen Traction Co.
1899-1905 - Middletown-Goshen Electric Railway Co.
1905-1924 - Walkill Transit Co.

Historic suburban/interurban bus lines operated by several companies (mostly a 1952 sampling)


Kingston/Ulster County

Horse Car
1879-1901 - Kingston City Railroad Co.
1893 - horse cars replaced with electric streetcars

1895-1896 - Colonial City Electric Railway Co.
1896-1901 - Colonial City Traction Co.

1901-1930 - Kingston Consolidated Railroad Co.
1926 - buses introduced by affiliated company Kingston City Transportation Corp.
1930 - streetcars discontinued

1926-1963- Kingston City Transportation Corp.
1963-1973 - Urban Transit Corp.

CURRENT TRANSIT SYSTEM
Ulster County Area Transit


COMMUTER RAIL SERVICE
Metro-North Railroad


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