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Identical bus with yellow-gold color scheme (entire bus frame) - Chestnut Hill Bus Corp. Bpt. CT
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Chestnut Hill Bus Corp. was a bus operator in Bridgeport, Connecticut. It had two routes: "MADISON AVE" (via Water St., Middle St., Housatonic Ave., Madison Ave., Eckhart St., Park Ave., Old Town Rd. to Trumbull Shopping Park/Mall, with some trips extending further up Madison Ave. in Trumbull as far as Chestnut Hill Rd.), and "TRUMBULL SHOPPING PARK VIA PARK AVE." (same as the Madison Ave. line halfway up to Truman St.- then over to Park Ave.- north to Old Town Rd, and back to Madison Ave. into Trumbull Shopping Park); this bus only ran hourly, while the Madison Ave. line ran every 20 minutes. (Today, Trumbull Shopping Park is now a hugely expanded mall renamed Westfield Shoppingtown.) ***See two images: one of the rear of an actual Chestnut Hill Bus (at left side of photo background near Woolworth's - Trumbull Shopping Park, 1970), the other being a similar bus and color scheme.

Bridgeport's largest of the area's local bus companies was CR & L Lines. When this company folded in November 1972, Chestnut Hill re-routed its Park Avenue line to cover all of Park Ave. north of downtown in taking over a portion of CR & L's former #9 route, as well as the southern end of Park Ave. once served by #6. Its Madison Ave. line was re-routed via Washington Ave. between Main St. and Park Ave. to cover CR & L's former #10 route. This continued until consolidation with all Bridgeport local bus companies in 1975 saw the creation of Greater Bridgeport Transit District (aka - 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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