Central New York Coach Lines

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Central New York Coach Lines is a former regional inter-urban operator in central New York state.

History

Started in 1930, Central New York Coach Lines began the task of replacing the inter-urban services of the New York State Railways that operated near the Utica, New York area, to Syracuse and Little Falls.

The two divisions, when combined, followed virtually the same service areas; with the Little Falls division serving Herkimer, Illion and Mohawk, while the Syracuse division serving Vernon, Oneida Castle, Canastota, Oneida, Chittenango, and Sherill.[1] Passengers going between Syracuse and Little Falls met and transferred between buses in Utica, since there were no through buses between the two outer terminals.

This arrangement continued for many years, until 1995, when Birnie Bus Service purchased Central New York Coach Lines, which operates the services almost identical to this days.

Fares

Central New York Coach Lines operated on a zone fare system, based on the mileage travelled.

Timeline of important events

Routes

  • Utica - Syracuse: also serving Vernon, Oneida, Chittenango and Sherill.
  • Utica - Little Falls: also serving Herkimer, Ilion and Mohawk.

Bus Fleet

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Central New York Coach Lines featured buses from Yellow Coach, Flxible, General Motors Corporation and Motor Coach Industries.

Fleet
Number
Thumbnail Mfg Model Year (Month) Serial Width/
Length
Engine Transmission Notes
(2 buses) Flxible Clipper
29BR45
6661-6662
25-28 GMC PDA-3703 1/1948 0424-0427
29 GMC PDA-3704 11/1950 0078
30 GMC TDH-4509 4/1952 2107
41-42 Yellow TG-2706 7/1941 0101-0102
43-44 Yellow TG-2706 3/1942 0269-0270
51-52 GMC TG-3608 5/1944 0019-0020
53-54 GMC TG-3609 8/1944 0050-0051
55-58 GMC TD-3206 7/1945 (55) 0036
(56) 0034
(57) 0033
(58) 0035
59-60 GMC TD-3206 10/1946 0653-0654
63-64 GMC TDH-4507 11/1947 1623-1624
65-67 GMC TDH-4509 10/1950 0945-0946, 1096
68-69 GMC TDH-4509 4/1952 2163-2164
70-71 GMC TDH-4509 12/1952 2369-2370
72-73 GMC TDH-4512 4/1954 0497-0498
74-75 GMC TDH-4517 6/1962 1652-1653 96" / 35'
76 GMC TDH-4519 11/1964 0500 96" / 35'
77-78 GMC T6H-4521 7/1970 0271-0272 96" / 35'
130 GMC SDM-4501 1960 0044 96" / 35'
151 GMC SDM-5302 1961 0279 96" / 40'
152 GMC SDM-5302 1963 0209 96" / 40'
153 GMC SDM-5302 1966 96" / 40'
161 GMC PD-4106 4/1965 3089 96" / 35'
171 GMC PD-4107 7/1967 1054 96" / 35'
172 GMC PD-4903 3/1969 0274 96" / 40'
205 MCI MC-9 1980 96" / 40'
  • Assigned to line-run service
206 MCI MC-9 1981 96" / 40'
  • Assigned to line-run service
208 MCI MC-9 1982 96" / 40'
  • Assumed as spare bus?
209-212 MCI MC-9 1982 96" / 40'
  • Assigned to line-run service
213 MCI 96-A3 1983 96" / 40'
  • Assigned to charter and tour services
214 MCI 96-A3 1985 96" / 40'
  • Assigned to charter and tour services
215 MCI 96-A3 1987 96" / 40'
  • Assigned to charter and tour services
216 MCI 102-A3 1988 102" / 40'
  • Assigned to charter and tour services
217 MCI 102-A3 1990 102" / 40'
  • Assigned to charter and tour services

References

  1. The Union Bus Terminal, James Mancuso