TRANSIT SYSTEMS IN NEW YORK

SYRACUSE-UTICA AREA


CURRENT TRANSIT SYSTEM (SINCE 2005)
Centro

Provides comprehensive transit coverage throughout most of this large area. Serves all areas except where separate transit systems are indicated.


Syracuse

Horse Car
1859-1891 - several companies
1888-1899 - horse cars replaced with electric streetcars

1890-1896 - Syracuse Consolidated Street Railway Co.
1890-1893 - Peoples Railroad Co.
1893-1896 - Syracuse Street Railroad Co.

1896-1910 - Syracuse Rapid Transit Co.
1910-1939 - New York State Railways
1924 - buses introduced
1939-1972 - Syracuse Transit Co.
1941 - streetcars discontinued

Auburn

Horse Car
1871-1886 - Auburn & Owasco Lake Railroad Co.
1871-1886 - East Genesee Street & Seward Avenue Railway Co.
1886-1902 - Auburn City Railway Co.
1891-1892 - horse cars replaced with electric streetcars

After 1902 - Auburn & Syracuse Electric Railroad Co.
1925 - buses introduced
1927 - streetcars replaced with buses operated by new company

1927-1950 - Cayuga Omnibus Co.
1950-1959 - Auburn Bus Co.
After 1959 - Auburn Transit Corp.

Oswego/Fulton

Horse Car
1885-1897 - Oswego Street Railway Co.
1891-1892 - horse cars replaced with electric streetcars

Horse Car
1886-1897 - Fulton & Oswego Falls Street Railway Co. (Fulton)
1896-1900 - horse cars replaced with electric streetcars

Electric Streetcar
1897-1899 - Lake Ontario & Riverside Railway Co. (Oswego/Fulton)

1899-1907 - Oswego Traction Co.
1899-1907 - Fulton & Oswego Falls Street Railway Co. (Fulton)

1907-1917 - Syracuse Lake Shore & Northern Railroad Co.
1917-1931 - Empire State Railroad Corp.
1927 - streetcars replaced with buses

1930-1931 - Ontario Omnibus Corp.
After 1935 - Gould Bus Lines

Interurban Syracuse-Oswego

1898-1905 - Syracuse Lakeside & Baldwinsville Railway
1905-1917 - Syracuse Lake Shore & Northern Railroad Co.
1917-1931 - Empire State Railroad Corp.
1931 - interurban trains discontinued

1931-1938 - Syracuse Northern Electric Railway (bus)
1938-1993 - Syracuse-Oswego Motor Lines

Utica

Horse Car
1864-1868 - Utica & Westerville Railroad Co.
1868-1895 - Utica Clinton & Binghamton Street Railroad Co.
1890 - horse cars replaced with electric streetcars

Horse Car
1886-1901 - Utica Belt Line Street Railroad Co.
1890 - horse cars replaced with electric streetcars

1901-1909 - Utica & Mohawk Valley Railway Co.
1909-1948 - New York State Railways
1923 - buses introduced
1941 - streetcars discontinued

1948-1967 - Utica Transit Corp.
Prior to 2005 - Utica Transit Authority

Rome

Horse Car
1885-1907 - Rome City Street Railway Co.
1900 - horse cars replaced with compressed air cars
1903 - compressed air cars replaced with electric streetcars

1907-1909 - Utica & Mohawk Valley Railway Co.
1909-1933 - New York State Railways
1931 - buses introduced by separate company Copper City Bus Line
1933 - streetcars discontinued

1931-1934 - Copper City Bus Line
1934-1959 - Rome City Bus Line
Period of no transit service
Prior to 2005 - VIP Public Transit

HISTORIC INTERURBAN RAILWAY
Syracuse-Auburn
1901-1902 - Auburn Interurban Electric Railroad Co.
1902-1930 - Auburn & Syracuse Electric Railroad Co.

HISTORIC INTERURBAN RAILWAY
Syracuse-Rochester
1906-1913 - Rochester Syracuse & Eastern Railroad Co.
1913-1917 - Empire United Railways
1917-1931 - Rochester & Syracuse Railroad Co.

HISTORIC INTERURBAN RAILWAY
Syracuse-Brewerton
1908-1917 - Syracuse & South Bay Electric Railroad Co.
1917-1932 - Syracuse & Northern Electric Railway


Oneida

Horse Car
1885-1886 - Oneida Street Railway
1886-1909 - Oneida Railway Co.
1902 - horse cars replaced with electric streetcars

1909-1930 - New York State Railways
1930 - streetcars discontinued

CURRENT TRANSIT SYSTEM
Madison Transit System


Interurban Syracuse-Utica

1907-1909 - Oneida Railway Co. (Utica-Syracuse)
1902-1909 - Utica & Mohawk Valley Railway Co. (Rome-Utica-Little Falls)
1909-1933 - New York State Railways

1933 - interurban trains discontinued

Prior to 1993 - Central New York Coach Co.

REGIONAL BUS SERVICE (SINCE 1947)
Birnie Bus Service

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


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