TRANSIT SYSTEMS IN NEW HAMPSHIRE

MAJOR CITIES


Manchester

Horse Car
1871-1889 - Manchester Horse Railroad
1889-1901 - Manchester Street Railway Co.
1895 - horse cars replaced with electric streetcars

1901-1926 - Manchester Traction Light & Power Co.
1926-1954 - Public Service Co. of New Hampshire
1938 - buses introduced
1940 - streetcars discontinued

1955-1973 - Manchester Transit

CURRENT TRANSIT SYSTEM (SINCE 1973)
Manchester Transit Authority

HISTORIC INTERURBAN TROLLEY LINE
Manchester-Nashua
1907-1931 - Manchester & Nashua Street Railway


Concord

Horse Car
1881-1890 - Concord Horse Railroad Co.
1890-1901 - Concord Street Railway Co.
1890-1891 - horse cars replaced with electric streetcars
1885-1891 - operated steam dummy

1901-1933 - Concord Street Railway Co. (Boston & Maine Railroad)
1925 - buses introduced by affiliated company Boston & Maine Transportation Co.
1933 - streetcars discontinued

1925-1957 - Boston & Maine Transportation Co.
1957-1989 - Capital Transit Co.

CURRENT TRANSIT SYSTEM (SINCE 1989)
Concord Area Transit

HISTORIC INTERURBAN TYPE RAILWAY
Concord-Manchester (1903-1933)


Nashua

Horse Car
1886-1932 - Nashua Street Railway Co.
1896 - horse cars replaced with electric streetcars

1925 - buses introduced
1932 - streetcars discontinued

Prior to 1984 - Hudson Bus Lines

CURRENT TRANSIT SYSTEM (SINCE 1984)
Nashua Transit System


Seacoast Area

Portsmouth

1897-1903 - Portsmouth Kittery & York Street Railway Co.
1903-1906 - Portsmouth Dover & York Street Railway Co.
1899-1900 - Portsmouth Electric Railway
1900-1925 - Portsmouth Electric Railway (Boston & Maine Railroad)
1925 - streetcars replaced with buses operated by affiliated company

1925-1957 - Boston & Maine Transportation Co.
1957-1959 - Interstate Passenger Service
After 1959 - Marshall's Transportation Co.

Dover/Rochester

Horse Car
1882-1892 - Dover Horse Railroad Co.
1889-1892 - horse cars replaced with electric streetcars operated by new company

1889-1896 - Union Street Railway Co. (Dover)
1896-1901 - Union Electric Railroad (Dover)
1900-1901 - Rochester Street Railway

1901-1926 - Dover Somersworth & Rochester Street Railway
1926 - streetcars replaced with buses operated by affiliated company

1926-1934 - Dover Somersworth & Rochester Coach Co.
After 1934 - Wentworth Bus Lines

Exeter/Hampton

1897-1899 - Exeter Street Railway Co.
Until 1899 - Hampton & Amesbury Street Railway Co.

1899-1924 - Exeter Hampton & Amesbury Street Railway Co.
1924 - streetcars replaced with buses

Private bus co. in 1952 - Marshall's Transportation Co.

Plaistow

1902-1912 - Haverhill Plaistow & Newton Street Railway Co.
1912-1920 - Massachusetts Northeastern Street Railway Co.
1920 - streetcars discontinued

Seabrook

1902-1912 - Seabrook & Hampton Beach Street Railway Co.
1912-1920 - Massachusetts Northeastern Street Railway Co.
1920 - streetcars discontinued

CURRENT TRANSIT SYSTEM (SINCE 1982)
Cooperative Alliance for Seacoast Transportation (COAST)


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