Short Line Bus Company

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Short Line is a brand name for three different Coach USA companies, Hudson Transit Lines[1], Hudson Transit Corporation[1], and Chenango Valley Bus Lines[1] that provide scheduled commuter and intercity bus service to New York City from Upstate New York, Northern New Jersey, and Eastern Pennsylvania.[2] They also provide charter and tours service.



Commuter bus service

Within the New York metropolitan area, Short Line operates commuter services along the New York State Route 17 corridor, Interstate 84, New York State Route 208 and New York State Route 32, and Rockland County, New York and Bergen County, New Jersey.

In addition, under contract to the New York State Department of Transportation and Rockland County Department of Public Transportation, Short Line provides commuter bus service from Orange and Rockland Counties to White Plains, New York and Tarrytown.

Local bus service

Short Line Bus, under contract to Orange County, provides local bus service along the former Erie Main Line corridor along New York State Route 17M. Short Line also owns local routes travelling along Routes 17K and 32 in Orange County, as well as local routes travelling onward from Middletown, Orange County, New York onward to U.S. Route 209, and to other towns along the Quickway.

Intercity bus service

Within and beyond the New York metropolitan area, Short Line provides scheduled service to and from Long Island to the Southern Tier (via Middletown and Monticello) and service to and from major colleges and universities in the region, such as Cornell University, SUNY Alfred, SUNY Binghamton, and SUNY Albany, and intermediate points. The central hub for all of these routes is Binghamton, via Routes X178 and 495.


Fleet Number(s) Thumbnail Year Manufacturer Model Engine Transmission Notes
DD008-DD014 2008 Van Hool TD925
2223 ? MCI 102-DL3
7031 ? MCI 102-DL3
7113 1998 MCI 102-DL3
8788-8805 2003 MCI D4500
12677 2012 MCI D4505 Cummins ISX-12
12832, 12834, 12836, 12838-12839, 12841-12842, 12844, 12847 Short Line Bus Company 12836-a.jpg 2013 MCI D4505 Cummins ISX-12 [4]
12832, 12834, 12836, 12838-12839, 12841-12842, 12844, 12847 Short Line Bus Company 13174-a.jpg 2014 MCI D4505 Cummins ISX-12
13810-13813, 13815-13817, 13819, 13821-13825, 13828-13829 Short Line Bus Company 13823-a.jpg 2015 MCI D4505 Cummins ISX-12
14167-14174 2016 MCI D4505 Cummins ISX-12
14197-14203, 14539-14548 Short Line Bus Company 14202-a.jpg 2017 MCI D4505 Cummins ISX-12
17000, 17002 1997 MCI 102-DL3
20601-20620 Short Line Bus Company 20601-a.jpg 2006 MCI D4505
27098 ? MCI 102-DL3
29964 ? MCI 102-DL3
50889 ? MCI 102-DL3
51224 1998 MCI 102-DL3 Leased.
57407 2007 MCI D4505
57713 2007 MCI D4500CT
58279, 58501, 58503-58505, 58533, 58536-58539 2008 MCI D4505
58961-58973 Short Line Bus Company 58961-a.jpg 2009 MCI D4505
59849-59851 2011 MCI D4505
70271-70276 Short Line Bus Company 70276-a.jpg 2007 MCI D4500CL
70281-70285 Short Line Bus Company 70285-a.jpg 2011 MCI D4500CTH Cummins ISL Hybrid/Electric
70309 ? MCI J4500
70320-70337 Short Line Bus Company 70335-a.jpg 2005 MCI D4500CT
70401-70403 2005 MCI D4500
70404-70405 2006 MCI D4500CL
70406-70425 Short Line Bus Company 70421-a.jpg 2008 MCI D4500CT
70426 2010 MCI D4500CT
70491-70492 2007 Gillig Phantom C21B102N4 Used on the Route 17 Main Line service
70803-70805 1998 MCI 102-DL3
70918-70928 Short Line Bus Company 70920-a.jpg 1998 MCI 102-DL3
70929-70931 2000 MCI 102-DL3
70945 2000 MCI 102-DL3
70957 1998 MCI 102-DL3
70958-70959 1998 MCI 102-DL3
70968-70971 1998 MCI 102-DL3
70972-70977 2000 MCI 102-DL3
70978-70989 2003 MCI D4500
72354 ? Prevost LeMirage XL-II
72362-72365 Short Line Bus Company 72364-a.jpg 2005 MCI D4500CT
81084 2020 MCI D4520 Cummins X12 Allison B500 Demo leased from MCI Sales and Service
81401 2019 Van Hool CX45 Cummins ISX-12 VIN YE2XC82B0K3081401
81372, 81433, 81518 2019 Van Hool CX45 Daimler DD13 VINs YE2XC81B6K3081372,

YE2XC81B0K3081433, YE2XC81B8K3081518

External Links


  • Motor Bus Society Spring 2013 Convention

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