TRANSIT SYSTEMS IN NEW YORK

BUFFALO AREA


CURRENT TRANSIT SYSTEM (SINCE 1974)
Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority

Provides comprehensive transit coverage throughout this area.


Buffalo/Niagara Falls

Horse Car
1860-1890 - Buffalo Street Railroad Co.
1889-1896 - horse cars replaced with electric streetcars

1890-1902 - Buffalo Railway Co.

Horse Car
1883-1902 - Niagara Falls & Suspension Bridge Railway Co.

1892 - horse cars replaced with electric streetcars

Electric Streetcar
1902-1950 - International Railway Co.
1923 - buses introduced
1950 - streetcars discontinued

1950-1968 - Niagara Frontier Transit System Inc.

Interurban Buffalo-Niagara Falls

1895-1902 - Buffalo & Niagara Falls Electric Railway
1902-1950 - International Railway Co.
1937 - interurban trains discontinued

1950-1968 - Niagara Frontier Transit System Inc.

Williamsville

1893-1930 - Buffalo & Williamsville Electric Railway Co.
1930 - streetcars discontinued

1924-1927 - Buffalo-Akron Transit Co.
1927-1961 - Buffalo Transit Co.
1961-1968 - Niagara Frontier Transit System Inc.

Hamburg

1900-1906 - Hamburg Railway Co.
1906-1920 - Buffalo & Lake Erie Traction Co.
1920-1946 - Hamburg Railway Co.
1928 - buses introduced
1931 - streetcars discontinued

1946-1961 - Buffalo Transit Co.
1961-1968 - Niagara Frontier Transit System Inc.

Lockport

Horse Car
1887-1895 - Lockport Street Railroad Co.
1895 - horse cars replaced with electric streetcars operated by new company

1895-1938 - Lock City Electric Railroad Co.
1938 - streetcars discontinued

1938-1975 - Lockport Bus Lines

Interurban Buffalo-Lockport

1898-1902 - Buffalo & Niagara Falls Electric Railway
1902-1950 - International Railway Co.
1937 - interurban trains discontinued

1937-1955 - Central Greyhound Lines
1955-1962 - Greyhound Lines
1962-1975 - Lockport Bus Lines

Gardenville

1896-1904 - Buffalo Gardenville & Ebenezer Railway Co.
1904-1920 - Buffalo Southern Railway Co.
1920-1931 - Erie County Traction Co.
1931 - streetcars discontinued

HISTORIC INTERURBAN RAILWAY
Lewiston-Fort Niagara
1896-1904 - Lewiston & Youngstown Frontier Railway Co.
1904-1935 - Niagara Gorge Railroad Co.

HISTORIC INTERURBAN TYPE RAILWAY
Niagara Falls-Lewiston
1895-1899 - Niagara Falls & Lewiston Railroad Co.
1899-1935 - Niagara Gorge Railroad Co.

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


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