SOUTH BEND TRANSIT ROUTES

CONCISE HISTORY



Route   Route Name                     Streetcar    Buses       Notes
Number  (Segment/Former Route Name)    Or New Bus   Introduced

 1  Madison/Mishawaka                  1912          6/15/40
 3  Portage                            1885          7/ 3/37
 4  Lincolnway/Airport                 1907          6/15/40
 4  Bendix (Washington)                1885          8/21/38    Was 2/consolidated
 5  North Michigan                     1885          4/16/36
 6  South Michigan                     1890          7/22/39
 7  Notre Dame                         1905          6/15/40
 8  Miami                              1905          6/15/40
    (Fellows)                          New Bus      1923
 9  North Side Mishawaka               1885          8/20/39
10  Western                            New Bus      1928
11  South Side Mishawaka               1886          6/15/40
12  Rum Village                        New Bus      1926
13  Corby                              New Bus
14  Sample                             1907          8/21/38
15  University Park Mall/Mishawaka     New Bus
    Chapin                             1885          8/21/38
16  Blackthorn Express                 New Bus
17  Sweep                              New Bus
    Lafayette                          1890                     Abandoned 1898
    Calvert                            New Bus      1926        Discontinued

The first local bus route in South Bend was on Fellows, which later was combined with the bus route which replaced the Miami streetcar route.

The Rum Village route was originally an extension of the Chapin streetcar route.

Routes 13, 15, 16, and 17 were introduced in more recent years.


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