NEW JERSEY TRANSIT

PUBLIC SERVICE RAILWAY LINES

These street railway companies eventually became part of the Public Service Railway. That company was a subsidiary of Public Service Corp. of New Jersey, incorporated in 1903, succeeded in 1948 by Public Service Electric & Gas Co., providing those utilities throughout New Jersey. In 1907, Public Service Corp. of New Jersey established Public Service Railway Co. as its transportation subsidiary. In 1917, Public Service Transportion Co. was formed as a bus subsidiary. And in 1928, Public Service Railway Co. was combined with Public Service Transportion Co., forming Public Service Coordinated Transport. Public Service Coordinated Transport was renamed Transport of New Jersey in 1971, and in 1980 became part of the state owned New Jersey Transit.


NORTH JERSEY STREET RAILWAY

(Newark/Jersey City)

Incorporated 1894, in 1898 leased Consolidated Traction Co. of New Jersey, which in 1894 had leased New Jersey Traction Co. (incorporated 1892). Sold 1903 to Public Service Corp. of New Jersey, which continued to lease Consolidated Traction Co. of New Jersey. Lease transferred to newly formed subsidiary Public Service Railway in 1907.

Newark Passenger Railway - incorporated 1890 as consolidation of Essex Passenger Railway Co., Hudson & Bergen Railway Co., Elizabeth Passenger Railway Co., Newark & Irvington Street Railway Co. Leased 1893 to New Jersey Traction Co., leased 1894 to Consolidated Traction Co. of New Jersey.

Rapid Transit Street Railway - incorporated 1891, leased 1891 to Newark Passenger Railway, leased 1893 to New Jersey Traction Co., leased 1894 to Consolidated Traction Co. of New Jersey.

Jersey City Harrison & Kearney Railway - leased 1894 to Consolidated Traction Co. of New Jersey.

Newark Plank Road Co. - opened 1895, leased 1895 to Consolidated Traction Co. of New Jersey.

Passaic & Newark Electric Traction Co. - opened 1895, also acquired Passaic & Newark Electric Railway, leased 1895 to Consolidated Traction Co. of New Jersey.

Newark & South Orange Railway - incorporated 1898, acquiring Newark South Orange Ferry Street & Hamilton Place Railroad Co. (incorporated 1888), which had acquired Newark & South Orange Horse Car Railroad Co. (incorporated 1864). Leased 1898 to Consolidated Traction Co. of New Jersey.

South Orange & Maplewood Traction Co. - opened 1895, leased 1903 to Consolidated Traction Co. of New Jersey.

Jersey City & Bergen Railroad - incorporated 1859, leased 1893 to New Jersey Traction Co., leased 1894 to Consolidated Traction Co. of New Jersey.

Orange & Passaic Valley Railway - incorporated 1898, acquiring Suburban Traction Co., which opened 1887. Leased 1903 to Public Service Corp. of New Jersey.

Above lines basically served Newark and Essex County, and evolved to Essex Division of Public Service Coordinated Transport. The Jersey City & Bergen Railroad basically served Jersey City and Hudson County, and evolved to part of the Hudson Division of Public Service Coordinated Transport.


JERSEY CITY HOBOKEN & PATERSON RAILWAY

(Paterson)

Incorporated 1899 as consolidation of the following companies. Sold 1903 to Public Service Corp. of New Jersey.

Jersey City Hoboken & Rutherford Electric Railway Co. - incorporated 1893, leased 1894-1899 to New Jersey Electric Railway Co.

Paterson Central Electric Railway - incorporated 1892 as consolidation of Paterson Central Railway Co. and Central Electric Railway Co.

Paterson Horse Railroad Co. - incorporated 1863.

Paterson Passaic & Rutherford Electric Railway - incorporated 1893 as consolidation of Paterson & Little Falls Electric Railway Co., Grant Street Electric Railway Co., People's Park Railway Co., Paterson & Passaic Electric Railway Co., Paterson Rutherford & Carlstadt Electric Railway Co. Leased 1894-1899 to New Jersey Electric Railway Co.

Paterson Railway - incorporated 1890 as consolidation of Paterson City Railroad Co., Paterson & Passaic Railroad Co., Paterson Garfield & Clinton Railway Co., others.

North Hudson County Railway - opened 1861, in 1891 acquired Pavonia Horse Railroad Co., in 1893 opened Hudson & Bergen Traction Co., in 1894 opened Palisades Railroad.

Saddle River Traction Co.

White Line Traction Co.

Bergen Turnpike Co. - opened 1902.

Paterson & State Line Traction Co. - opened 1914.

North Hudson County Railway - opened 1861, in 1891 acquired Pavonia Horse Railroad Co., in 1893 opened Hudson & Bergen Traction Co., in 1894 opened Palisades Railroad.

Above lines basically served Paterson and Passaic County, and evolved to Passaic Division of Public Service Coordinated Transport. The North Hudson County Railway served part of Hudson County, and evolved to part of the Hudson Division of Public Service Coordinated Transport.


NEW JERSEY & HUDSON RIVER RAILWAY & FERRY CO.

(Bergen County)

Incorporated 1900 as consolidation of the following companies. Sold 1910 to Public Service Corp. of New Jersey.

Bergen County Traction Co. - opened 1896.

Ridgefield & Teaneck Railway Co.

In 1903 acquired the following company.

Hudson River Traction Co. - incorporated 1903, acquiring Newark & Hackensack Traction Co., which in 1899 had acquired Union Traction Co., opened 1897.

Above lines basically served Bergen County, and evolved to Bergen Division of Public Service Coordinated Transport.


ELIZABETH PLAINFIELD & CENTRAL JERSEY RAILWAY

(Elizabeth/Plainfield)

Incorporated 1900 as consolidation of the following companies. Leased 1903 to Public Service Corp. of New Jersey.

Elizabeth City Horse Railroad

Elizabeth Street Railway - opened 1902.

Plainfield Street Railway - incorporated 1889.

Rahway Electric Street Railway - incorporated 1898.

Westfield & Elizabeth Street Railway - incorporated 1898.

Woodbridge & Sewaren Street Railway Co. - opened 1896.

Above lines basically evolved to part of Central Division of Public Service Coordinated Transport.


ELIZABETH & RARITAN RIVER STREET RAILWAY

(New Brunswick)

Incorporated 1904 as consolidation of the following companies. Leased 1904 to Public Service Corp. of New Jersey.

Middlesex & Somerset Traction Co. - incorporated 1900, acquiring Brunswick Traction Co., which in 1895 had acquired New Brunswick City Railway (opened 1867). In 1900 acquired New York & Philadelphia Traction Co. (opened 1897).

East Jersey Street Railway - consolidation of Raritan Traction Co. (incorporated 1900), East Jersey Traction Co., Perth Amboy Railway Co. (opened 1900).

Above lines basically evolved to part of Central Division of Public Service Coordinated Transport.


MORRIS COUNTY TRACTION CO.

Opened 1904, sold 1928 to Public Service Corp. of New Jersey.


NEW YORK-PHILADELPHIA CO.

Incorporated 1904 as consolidation of the following companies.

Camden & Trenton Railway - 1899 renaming of Monmouth Traction Co. (opened 1898), also owned subsidiary Trenton Terminal Railroad (opened 1904). Sold 1910 to Riverside Traction Co., leased 1912 to Public Service Railway Co.

Trenton & New Brunswick Railroad - opened 1902, sold 1910 to Elizabeth & Trenton Railroad, leased 1913 to Public Service Railroad Co., a separate subsidiary owned by Public Service Corp. of New Jersey.

New Jersey Short Line Railroad - opened 1913 by Public Service Railroad Co., a separate subsidiary owned by Public Service Corp. of New Jersey.


CAMDEN GLOUCESTER & WOODBURY RAILWAY

Incorporated 1893, leased 1903 to Public Service Corp. of New Jersey.


CAMDEN & SUBURBAN RAILWAY CO.

(Camden)

Incorporated 1896, leasing the following companies. Leased 1903 to Public Service Corp. of New Jersey.

Camden Horse Railroad Co. - opened 1872.

West Jersey Traction Co.

Above lines basically evolved to part of Southern Division of Public Service Coordinated Transport.


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