SUBURBAN TRANSIT ROUTES

ROUTES 720-747

MISCELLANEOUS DISCONTINUED ROUTES

Some of these routes have been operated directly by Pace, others by contract operators. All of these routes were subsequently discontinued.


720-724 - Palatine/Arlington Park - originally four rush hour feeder routes introduced 6/26/78, and all routes eventually discontinued. Route #720 served west Palatine and Hoffman Estates, and was discontinued 5/26/89. Route #721 served northwest Palatine, and was discontinued 9/28/90. Route #722 served north Palatine, and was discontinued 4/11/86. And route #723 served northeast Palatine. Route #723 was originally route #694, and served the Arlington Park train station. Route #723 included a reverse feeder service serving the Motorola plant in Arlington Heights, which effective 5/3/93 was designated route #724. Route #724 did not last long, and route #723 was discontinued 8/17/2001. Service operated under contract by Westway Coach through mid 1980's, operated by Ryder Student Transportation until around 1995, operated by Keeshin Charter Service until around 1999, finally operated directly by Pace through its Northwest Division.

725-729 - Barrington - originally four rush hour feeder routes introduced 11/6/78, and all routes eventually discontinued. Route #725 operated between Barrington and Lake Zurich, and was discontinued in 1996. Route #726 operated between Barrington and Wauconda, and was discontinued in 1994. Route #727 served north and northeast Barrington, and was discontinued 6/4/82. And route #728 was a reverse feeder route between Barrington and Lake Zurich, and was discontinued in 1996. Route #729 originally was the Quaker Oats-Barrington route, and operated from 11/19/79 to 6/4/82. A new route #729 was a short lived reverse feeder route in early 1990's between Barrington and the businesses near the Northwest Tollway and Barrington Road, service restored 8/27/2000 as route #557. Service originally operated under contract by Commuter Bus Systems, operated by Our Town Bus Co. in early 1980's, operated by Scholastic Transit in 1980's until 1986 acquisition of Scholastic Transit by Ryder Student Transportation, operated by Ryder Student Transportation until early 1990's, finally operated by Olson Transportation.

731-732 - Sears Prairie Stone Feeder - short lived reverse rush hour feeder routes introduced 8/3/92, after relocation of Sears headquarters to the Prairie Stone complex. Route #731 operated from the Bartlett Metra station, and route #732 operated from the Barrington Metra station. Service from Barrington restored 8/27/2000 as route #558, though later revised to serve Bartlett instead before being discontinued 12/31/2004. Operated under contract by Schaumburg Transportation.

737 - West Suburban Limited - reverse commuter express bus introduced 12/12/88 between Desplaines Ave./Forest Park CTA station and Naperville office corridor, via Eisenhower Expressway and East West Tollway. Discontinued 5/11/2001. Operated under contract by Robinson Coach Co. until 1993, operated by Neal's Bus Co. until 1996, finally operated directly by Pace through its West Division.

738 - Cicero-Westmont - introduced 7/10/89, discontinued 11/10/89.

740 - Oak Forest Feeder - rush hour feeder route introduced 12/18/78, serving area west and northwest of Metra station. Discontinued in 1996. Operated under contract by Illinois School Bus during most years, operated by Gresham Bus Co. briefly in mid 1980's, and operated by Mayflower Contract Services in 1992 and 1993.

745 - Orland Park-Tinley Park Feeder - rush hour feeder route introduced 6/4/90. Originally connected between Tinley Park 80th Avenue station, and Orland Park 153rd St. Station, with some service to Orland Park 143rd St. station, on two different Metra lines. Effective 10/2/95, no longer served Orland Park Metra stations. Discontinued around 1997. Originally operated by Van Der Aa/South Holland, which later became Vancom. Assumed by Pauline Transportation in 1993, and assumed by Vancom in 1996.

747 - Du Page Connection - introduced 12/7/87 between Forest Park and Wheaton, operating express via Eisenhower Expressway between Forest Park and Oak Brook, and operating via Roosevelt Rd west of Oak Brook. Extended west to Charlestown Mall via West Chicago 6/9/2008, extension discontinued 2/7/2010. Operated under contract by Robinson Coach until 1991, operated by Ryder Student Transportation until 1994, and operated directly by Pace through its West Division after 1994. Under contract operation, carriers furnished motor coaches. Discontinued 12/12/2011, with route #301 extended to serve territory from Oak Brook west.