Newer Fishbowl Bus - 1970s - CT

Stratford Bus Line, Inc. was a bus operator operating from its namesake town, Stratford, Connecticut, to Bridgeport. It had one route: "HUNTINGTON ROAD": From Plaza and John St. terminus, Water St., Congress St., Crescent Ave., Barnum Ave. into Stratford's Main St., (also sharing service territory with both CR & L Lines along Barnum Ave. and Main St. to Paradise Green, as well as with Bridgeport Auto Transit Company via Crescent, Barnum), then onto Huntington Rd. to Flat Rock Rd., - looping via Cutspring Rd., Hilltop La., and Wigwam La. upon returning to Bridgeport. This line ran hourly, at lower fares than all the others (25 cents in 1972 vs. 35 to 50 cents by all the other bus lines), and using a very old (pre-1950) bus (an even shorter 28-seat General Motors model) that was recalled as being a bit rickety in its ride (This contributing writer verifies that fact).

After C R & L Lines ceased operations in late 1972, Stratford Bus Line took over the eastern portion of the former #14 route between Bridgeport and Central Stratford. This continued until 1975, when it turned over its two local Stratford bus routes (retaining its coach and school bus operations) to the newly-formed Greater Bridgeport Transit District- then nicknamed The People Mover. (Article by Ted Elliss)

Defunct Transit Operators in Connecticut
Horsecar systems Bridgeport Horse Railway CompanyEast Hartford & Glastonbury Horse RailroadHartford & Wethersfield Horse Railroad CompanyMeriden Horse Railroad CompanyNew Haven & West Haven Horse RailroadNew London Horse Railway CompanyNorwalk Horse Railroad CompanyStamford Horse Railroad CompanyState Street Horse Railroad CompanyWaterbury Horse Railroad Company
Streetcar systems Branford Lighting & Water CompanyBridgeport Railway CompanyBridgeport Traction CompanyCentral Railway & Electric Co.Cheshire Street RailwayConnecticut Electric CompanyConnecticut Light & Power CompanyConsolidated Railway CompanyDerby & Ansonia Street Railroad CompanyDerby Street RailwayEast End Railway CompanyEdgewood Avenue Electric CompanyEdgewood Street Railroad CompanyFair Haven & Westville RailroadFarmington Street RailwayGreenwich Tramway CompanyGroton & Stonington Street RailwayGroton & Stonington Traction CompanyHartford & West Hartford RailroadHartford Manchester & Rockville Tramway CompanyHartford Street RailwayLake Saltonstall Railroad CompanyMeriden Electric RailroadMeriden Southington & Compounce Tramway CompanyMiddletown Street RailwayMilford Street RailwayMontville Street RailwayNew Haven & Centreville Street RailwayNew Haven & Morris Cove Railway CompanyNew Haven & Shore Line Railway, IncorporatedNew Haven Street RailwayNew London Street RailwayNorwalk Street RailwayNorwalk Tramway CompanyNorwich Street RailwayPeoples Tramway CompanyPortland Street Railway CompanyPutnam & Thompson Street Railway CompanyShelton Street RailwayShore Line Electric Railway CompanySouth Manchester Light Power & Tramway CompanyStamford Street RailroadSuffield Street RailwayThompson Tramway Co.Torrington & Winchester Street RailwayWaterbury Traction CompanyWestport & Saugatuck Street RailwayWest Shore Railway Co.Whitney Avenue Railroad CompanyWillimantic Traction CompanyWinchester Avenue RailroadWorcester & Connecticut Eastern Railway Company
Bus systems Bridgeport Auto Transit CompanyCandlewood Bus CompanyChestnut Hill Bus CorporationChieppo Bus CompanyCity Bus LineCross Country Coach, Inc.Danbury Power & Transportation CompanyGray Line Bus CompanyH & W Transit CompanyJoseph H. McMahon CompanyOrange Street Bus LineSavin Transit CompanyStratford Bus Line CompanyThames Valley Transit, IncorporatedValley Transportation Company
Streetcar/Bus systems The Connecticut CompanyConnecticut Railway & Lighting CompanyDanbury and Bethel Street RailwayDanbury and Bethel Traction Company
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