SOUTH BEND TRANSIT


SOUTH BEND TRANSIT INFORMATION

Official Web site of South Bend Transpo.

In 1968, South Bend Public Transportation Corporation (Transpo) became responsible for all transit lines in the South Bend area. The last streetcars ran in 1940.


SOUTH BEND TRANSIT HISTORY

In 1885, the South Bend Railway Co. introduced horse car service in South Bend. For many years, the streetcar system was part of the Northern Indiana Railway, which also operated interurban lines in the area.


STREETCAR MAP

Map showing streetcar system at its peak.


TRANSIT ROUTES - PAST AND PRESENT

Many of today's bus routes in South Bend have histories which can be traced back to streetcars, and even horse cars.


STREETCAR ROSTER

Streetcars operated in South Bend until 1940.


CLASSIC BUS ROSTER

Buses have operated in South Bend since 1917.


SOUTH BEND TRANSIT FACILITIES

The various carhouses in the South Bend area were eventually replaced with a single modern bus garage.


Some historic information is from "Northern Indiana Railway", The Central Electric Railfans' Association (CERA) Bulletin 132, by George K. Bradley.


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