TRANSIT SYSTEMS IN INDIANA

NORTHERN INDIANA


Hammond/East Chicago/Whiting

1892-1893 - Hammond Electric Railway Co.
1893-1910 - Hammond Whiting & East Chicago Electric Railway Co.
1910-1929 - Hammond Whiting & East Chicago Railway Co.
1929-1931 - Calumet Railways
1925 - buses introduced by several companies, acquired by affiliated Shore Line Motor Coach Co. in 1926
1926-1931 - Shore Line Motor Coach Co.

1931-1951 - Chicago & Calumet District Transit Co.
1940 - streetcars discontinued

1951-1971 - Chicago & Calumet District Transit Co. (American Transit Corp.)
1971-1972 - no transit service
1972-1972 - Shore Line Bus Co.
1972-1973 - no transit service (East Chicago)
1972-1976 - no transit service (Hammond)
1976-2009 - Hammond Transit System
2010-2012 - Regional Bus Authority (Hammond)
After 2012 - no transit service (Hammond)

FURTHER INFORMATION
Streetcar Map
Route History
Streetcar Roster
Car Houses/Bus Garages

CURRENT TRANSIT SYSTEM
East Chicago Transit


Gary

1908-1913 - Gary & Interurban Railway Co.
1913-1917 - Gary & Interurban Railroad Co.
1917-1925 - Gary Street Railway Co.
1922 - buses introduced
1925-1956 - Gary Railways Co.
1947 - streetcars discontinued

1956-1975 - Gary Transit

FURTHER INFORMATION
Streetcar Map
Route History
Interurban Bus History
Streetcar Roster
Classic Bus Roster
Car Houses/Bus Garages

CURRENT TRANSIT SYSTEM (SINCE 1975)
Gary Public Transportation Corporation


Valparaiso

1910-1917 - Valparaiso & Northern Railway
1917-1925 - Gary & Valparaiso Railway Co.
1922 - buses introduced
1925-1950's - Gary Railways Co.
1938 - streetcars discontinued

Private bus co. in 1952 - Gary-Hobart-Valparaiso Transit

CURRENT TRANSIT SYSTEM (SINCE 2007)
V-Line


La Porte County

Michigan City

Horse Car
1886-1887 - Michigan City Street Railway Co.
1887-1892 - Citizens Street Railway Co.
1892-1903 - Lake Cities Electric Railway Co.
1895 - horse cars replaced with electric streetcars

1903-1906 - Michigan City Traction Co.
1906-1907 - Northern Indiana Railway Co.
1907-1930 - Chicago South Bend & Northern Indiana Railway Co.
1930-1932 - Northern Indiana Railway
1932 - streetcars replaced with buses operated by new company

After 1932 - Yellow Transportation Co.
Prior to 1955 - Michigan City Transit Lines
1955-2007 - Michigan City Municipal Coach

CURRENT TRANSIT SYSTEM (SINCE 2007)
Michigan City Transit

La Porte

1907-1918 - Goshen South Bend & Chicago Railroad Co.
1918 - streetcars discontinued

After 1918 - H. E. Jahns Bus Co.
1938-1956 - Maple City Lines
1956-1973 - no transit service

CURRENT TRANSIT SYSTEM
TransPorte

NEWER TRANSIT SYSTEM
Transit Triangle (since 2015)

FURTHER INFORMATION
Streetcar Map
Car Houses/Bus Garages


South Bend

Horse Car
1885-1889 - South Bend Railway Co.
1885-1889 - South Bend & Mishawaka Street Railway Co.

1889-1895 - South Bend & Mishawaka Railway Co.
1890-1897 - horse cars replaced with electric streetcars

1895-1899 - South Bend Street Railway Co.

1895-1898 - General Power & Quick Transit Co.

1899-1905 - Indiana Railway Co.
1905-1907 - Northern Indiana Railway Co.
1907-1930 - Chicago South Bend & Northern Indiana Railway Co.
1923 - buses introduced by affiliated company Railway Transit Line
1930-1940 - Northern Indiana Railway
1940 - streetcars discontinued

1940-1956 - Northern Indiana Transit
1956-1968 - Northern Indiana Transit (National City Lines)

FURTHER INFORMATION
Streetcar Map
Route History
Interurban Bus History
Streetcar Roster
Classic Bus Roster
Car Houses/Bus Garages

CURRENT TRANSIT SYSTEM (SINCE 1968)
Transpo

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


Elkhart County

Elkhart

Horse Car
1886-1891 - Citizens Railway Co.
1890 - horse cars replaced with electric streetcars

1891-1894 - Elkhart Electric & Railway Co.
1894-1899 - Indiana Electric Railway Co.
1899-1905 - Indiana Railway Co.
1905-1907 - Northern Indiana Railway Co.
1907-1930 - Chicago South Bend & Northern Indiana Railway Co.
1930-1934 - Northern Indiana Railway
1934 - streetcars replaced with buses operated by new company

1934-1960's - Elkhart Motor Coach Corp.

Goshen

1896-1899 - Indiana Electric Railway Co.
1899-1905 - Indiana Railway Co.
1905-1907 - Northern Indiana Railway Co.
1907-1928 - Chicago South Bend & Northern Indiana Railway Co.
1928 - streetcars discontinued

Private bus co. in 1952 - Goshen Motor Coach Corp.

FURTHER INFORMATION
Streetcar Map
Car Houses/Bus Garages

CURRENT TRANSIT SYSTEM (SINCE 1999)
The Interurban Trolley

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


COMMUTER RAIL SERVICE
Northern Indiana Commuter Transportation District/South Shore Line


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