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Trans-Bridege Line, Inc.

Posted by TransitChuckG on Sat Apr 11 14:22:17 2009

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A friend of mine saw bus on this run. Does anybody know more about it?

Has anybody on this forum ridden this line?

The schedule did not copy and paste very well. My bad.



DOYLESTOWN / FRENCHTOWN / FLEMINGTON / NEW YORK
EASTBOUND TO NEW YORK CITY, NEWARK AIRPORT AND JFK AIRPORT
Effective December 8, 2008 through June 7, 2009
WEEKDAY SATURDAY - SUNDAY
SCHEDULE NUMBER 1 3 5 7 9 11 13 15
u 17 19
u 21 23 301
u 303
u 305
u 307
u 309 311 313
FREQUENCY WD WD WD WD WD WD WD WD WD WD WD WD S/S SAT
only SAT
only SUN
only SUN
only S/S SUN
only
BETHLEHEM, PA
TRANS-BRIDGE TERMINAL (H)
2012 Industrial Drive (LVIP) Lv. -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 7:25 -- -- 2:10 4:10 6:25 10:00 -- 10:00 1:00 4:10 5:35
SOUTH BETHLEHEM PA
BUS TERMINAL (s)
Adams & Mechanic St. Lv. -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 7:40 -- -- -- 4:20 -- -- -- -- 1:10 4:20 5:45
QUAKERTOWN PA (t) Lv. -- -- -- -- 5:25 -- -- 8:05 -- -- 2:45 4:50 6:55 10:35 -- 10:35 1:40 4:50 6:15
DUBLIN, PA (HS)
( First Savings Bank ) Lv. -- -- -- -- 5:35 -- -- 8:15 -- -- 3:00 5:00 7:05 10:50 -- 10:50 1:50 5:00 6:25
DOYLESTOWN PA
SEPTA Train Station (P) Lv. -- 5:30 -- -- 5:55 -- -- 8:45 11:50 1:25 3:20 5:20 7:20 11:05 -- 11:05 2:10 5:20 6:45
LAHASKA PA (HS)
( A Touch of Britain ) Lv. -- -- -- -- 6:10 -- -- 9:00 12:05 1:40 3:35 5:35 7:35 11:20 -- 11:20 2:25 5:35 7:00
NEW HOPE PA (t)
( The UPS Store, Logan Square ) Lv. -- 5:45 -- -- 6:15 -- -- 9:05 12:10 1:45 3:40 5:40 7:40 11:25 -- 11:25 2:30 5:40 7:05
LAMBERTVILLE NJ (t)
( Exxon ) Lv. -- -- -- -- 6:25 -- -- 9:15 12:20 1:55 3:55 5:50 7:50 11:35 -- 11:35 2:40 5:50 7:15
FRENCHTOWN NJ (t)
( Front St. at Bridge St. ) Lv. 5:30 -- -- 6:15 -- 6:40 7:35 -- -- -- 4:15 -- -- -- 12:30 12:00 3:05 6:15 7:40
BAPTISTOWN NJ (HS) Lv. 5:35 -- -- 6:20 -- 6:45 7:40 -- -- -- 4:20 -- -- -- 12:35 12:05 3:10 6:20 7:45
FLEMINGTON NJ (P)
Liberty Village Shoppers Stop Lv. -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 4:35 6:05 -- 11:55 12:50 12:20 3:25 6:35 --
Liberty Village Lower Commuter Lot Lv. 5:50 6:10 6:25 6:40 6:50 7:00 8:00 9:40 12:45 2:15 4:40 6:10 8:15 12:00 12:55 12:25 3:30 6:40 8:05
THREE BRIDGES/ HUNTERS CROSSING (HS) Lv. -- -- -- 6:45 -- 7:05 8:05 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
BRANCHBURG NJ (t)
Park & Ride Lv 6:05 6:25 6:40 7:00 -- 7:20 8:15 9:55 1:00 2:30 -- 6:25 8:30 12:15 1:10 12:35 3:45 6:55 8:20
METLIFE COMPLEX (HS) Lv. -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 5:10 6:35 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
NEWARK AIRPORT
All Terminals (t) Ar. -- -- -- -- -- -- -- D10:35 D1:35 D3:15 -- D7:10 D9:15 D12:55 D1:55 D1:20 D4:30 D7:40 D9:05
NEW YORK NY
PABT (s) Gate 10 Ar. 7:10 7:30 7:55 8:15 8:15 8:40 9:20 11:10 2:05 3:45 6:45 7:45 9:45 1:25 2:25 1:50 5:00 8:10 9:35
NEW YORK, NY Lv. -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 11:30 -- 4:10 -- -- 11:30 4:10 4:10 4:10 -- -- --
KENNEDY AIRPORT (P) Ar. -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 12:40 -- 5:20 -- -- 12:40 5:20 5:20 5:20 -- -- --


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DOYLESTOWN / FRENCHTOWN / FLEMINGTON / NEW YORK
WESTBOUND FROM NEW YORK CITY - NEWARK AIRPORT AND JFK AIRPORT
Effective December 8, 2008 through June 7, 2009
WEEKDAY SATURDAY - SUNDAY
SCHEDULE NUMBER 2 4 6 8 10 12 14 16
u 18 20 22 24 26
u 302 304 306 308
u 310
u
FREQUENCY WD WD WD FRI
only WD WD WD WD WD WD Mon-
Thur WD WD SAT
only S/S S/S S/S S/S
KENNEDY AIRPORT (P)
NEW YORK, NY Lv. --
-- --
-- --
-- --
-- --
-- --
-- --
-- 3:30
5:10 --
-- --
-- --
-- --
-- 7:00
8:10 --
-- --
-- --
-- 3:30
5:10 7:00
8:10
NEW YORK NY
PABT (s) Gate 10 Lv. 7:30 9:35 1:00 3:30 4:15 4:40 5:05 5:15 5:35 6:00 6:30 7:15 8:20 9:15 10:15 2:45 6:00 8:50
NEWARK AIRPORT NJ
All terminals(t) Lv. -- -- 1:30 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 8:45 -- 10:45 3:15 6:30 9:15
METLIFE COMPLEX (HS) Ar. 8:30 D10:35 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
BRANCHBURG NJ (t)
Park & Ride Ar. D D 2:15 4:35 5:20 5:45 6:10 -- 6:45 7:05 7:30 8:15 D D 11:35 D 7:15 D
THREE BRIDGES/ HUNTERS CROSSING (HS) Ar. D D D D D D D D D D D D D -- -- -- -- --
FLEMINGTON, NJ (P)
Liberty Village Shoppers Stop Ar. -- 10:55 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 10:30 11:50 4:20 7:30 --
Liberty Village Lower
Commuter Lot Ar. 8:50 11:00 2:30 4:50 5:35 6:05 6:30 6:30 7:00 7:20 7:55 8:40 9:45 10:35 11:55 4:25 7:35 10:10
BAPTISTOWN NJ (HS) Ar. -- -- -- 5:05 5:50 -- 6:45 -- -- 7:35 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
FRENCHTOWN NJ (t)
( Front St. at Bridge St. ) Ar. -- -- -- 5:10 5:55 -- 6:50 -- -- 7:40 -- -- -- -- 12:10 -- -- --
LAMBERTVILLE NJ (t)
( Sunoco ) Ar. 9:10 11:20 2:50 5:40 -- 6:25 -- 6:50 -- -- 8:15 8:55 D 10:55 12:40 4:45 7:55 D
NEW HOPE PA (t)
( The UPS Store, Logan Square ) Ar. 9:20 11:30 3:00 5:50 -- 6:35 -- 7:00 D7:25 -- 8:25 9:05 D D11:05 12:50 4:55 8:05 D
LAHASKA PA (HS)
( A Touch of Britain ) Ar. D 11:35 3:05 -- -- 6:40 -- 7:05 D7:30 -- 8:30 9:10 D D11:10 12:55 5:00 8:10 D
DOYLESTOWN PA
SEPTA Train Station (P) Ar. 9:40 12:00 3:25 6:10 -- 6:55 -- 7:20 D7:45 -- 8:45 9:25 D -- 1:10 5:15 8:25 D
DUBLIN, PA (HS)
( First Union Bank ) Ar. -- -- 3:40 6:25 -- 7:10 -- 7:35 D8:00 -- 9:00 9:40 D -- 1:25 5:30 8:40 D
QUAKERTOWN PA (t) Ar. -- -- 4:00 6:35 -- 7:20 -- 7:45 D8:10 -- 9:10 9:50 D -- 1:35 5:40 8:50 D
SOUTH BETHLEHEM PA
BUS TERMINAL (s)
Adams & Mechanic St. Ar. -- -- D4:20 D6:55 -- D7:40 -- D8:05 D8:30 -- D9:30 D10:10 D -- D1:55 D6:00 D9:10 D
BETHLEHEM, PA
TRANS-BRIDGE TERMINAL (H)
2012 Industrial Drive (LVIP) Ar. -- -- 4:40 7:10 6:40 7:55 7:30 8:20 8:45 8:20 9:45 10:25 D -- 2:10 6:15 9:25 D

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Re: Trans-Bridge Line, Inc.

Posted by TransitChuckG on Sat Apr 11 14:23:18 2009, in response to Trans-Bridege Line, Inc., posted by TransitChuckG on Sat Apr 11 14:22:17 2009.

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Title spelling corrected.

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Re: Trans-Bridege Line, Inc.

Posted by 5301 Fishbowl on Sat Apr 11 14:59:17 2009, in response to Trans-Bridege Line, Inc., posted by TransitChuckG on Sat Apr 11 14:22:17 2009.

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I haven't ridden Trans Bridge since 1983, but I do see the buses go through Flemington (since I moved here last year) all of the time. And on my way to work, I see the Frenchtown bus go south on 202 (around 7:15 each night), and sometimes I see the Doylestown bus, but I forget what times I've seen them.

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Re: Trans-Bridege Line, Inc.

Posted by metrolinecoach111 on Sat Apr 11 15:22:04 2009, in response to Trans-Bridege Line, Inc., posted by TransitChuckG on Sat Apr 11 14:22:17 2009.

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KCram 2500 will be able to help you out more on the historical side, but I can tell you that this line (the Doylestown/Frenchtown/Lambertville) service is a commuter run that was formerly a NJT service (whether they still directly operated it after 1983 when NJT was created I am not sure) - thus why you see a few D4500's on this service - it is a commuter service that compliments their Allentown/Bethlehem services via 22 in NJ to New York and Newark Airport/JFK - from what I know it is very reliable and they have a good operation and have a very strong patron base, particularly from Doylestown and the NJ side of the route.

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Re: Trans-Bridege Line, Inc.

Posted by TransitChuckG on Sat Apr 11 15:31:29 2009, in response to Re: Trans-Bridege Line, Inc., posted by metrolinecoach111 on Sat Apr 11 15:22:04 2009.

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Thank you for the information, I'll pass this on.

I knew you guys would help.

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Re: Trans-Bridege Line, Inc.

Posted by Hart Bus on Sat Apr 11 15:52:17 2009, in response to Re: Trans-Bridege Line, Inc., posted by metrolinecoach111 on Sat Apr 11 15:22:04 2009.

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I don't know much about the company, but from pictures I've seen they have nice equipment. I think Royal Coach has several MCI models striped with Trans-Bridge.

Also there is an episode of Law & Order SVU where a child trying to escape a band of pedophiles takes refuge in the luggage bay of one of TB's buses in a bus yard.

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Re: Trans-Bridege Line, Inc.

Posted by TransitChuckG on Sat Apr 11 16:18:40 2009, in response to Trans-Bridege Line, Inc., posted by TransitChuckG on Sat Apr 11 14:22:17 2009.

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Thanks, everybody.

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Re: Trans-Bridege Line, Inc.

Posted by The Flxible Neofan on Sat Apr 11 20:17:44 2009, in response to Trans-Bridege Line, Inc., posted by TransitChuckG on Sat Apr 11 14:22:17 2009.

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I've never ridden the line, but it gets quite a few people out of Doylestown. I've photographed it on my journeys to Doylestown:





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Re: Trans-Bridge Lines, Inc.

Posted by Ken S. on Sat Apr 11 20:37:48 2009, in response to Re: Trans-Bridege Line, Inc., posted by The Flxible Neofan on Sat Apr 11 20:17:44 2009.

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I;ve photographed them in;
Atlantic City
Trans-Bridge Lines 285
Jersey City
Trans-Bridge 292
and Midtown
Trans-Bridge 299

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Re: Trans-Bridege Line, Inc.

Posted by kcram3500 on Sat Apr 11 20:55:05 2009, in response to Re: Trans-Bridege Line, Inc., posted by metrolinecoach111 on Sat Apr 11 15:22:04 2009.

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Hey, don't downgrade my truck... it's a Ram 3500! :)

The Doylestown route is not nor was it ever an NJT route. It was originally West Hunterdon Transit (which used to run bright green non-AC Flxible New Look suburbans). WHT received several MC-9s from NJT in the 80s, as did all other NJ operators of suburbans or coaches in line service.

WHT was in financial trouble and was bought by DeCamp in the mid 80s, which kept them alive as a subsidiary. When NJT opted to give up their Allentown-New York route (originally the 150 from PSCT/TNJ, later renumbered 350) which competed with TBL, DeCamp also agreed to give the Doylestown route to TBL. NJT's involvement with the two routes was limited to supply of buses, ticket sales, senior/handicapped fare reimbursement, and schedule printing which NJT did for several years.

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Re: Trans-Bridege Line, Inc.

Posted by Ken S. on Sat Apr 11 21:01:37 2009, in response to Re: Trans-Bridege Line, Inc., posted by kcram3500 on Sat Apr 11 20:55:05 2009.

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WHT also recieved NJT 3261 which eventually went to TBL and then into NJT service.

What MC-9s did WHU get?

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Re: Trans-Bridege Line, Inc.

Posted by kcram3500 on Sat Apr 11 21:50:25 2009, in response to Re: Trans-Bridege Line, Inc., posted by Ken S. on Sat Apr 11 21:01:37 2009.

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Unfortunately, I don't have a roster old enough with WHT's MC-9s on it. They definitely had 9Bs at the end, as I remember seeing them in central NJ and on the Turnpike heading to/from NYC.

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Re: Trans-Bridege Line, Inc.

Posted by TC40102A#9167 on Sun Apr 12 12:23:10 2009, in response to Re: Trans-Bridege Line, Inc., posted by kcram3500 on Sat Apr 11 21:50:25 2009.

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One of the MC9B's from TransBridge is currently a museum piece at the Museum of Buses in Hershey, PA. It I think its 5414, could be wrong but its a 54xx series, nicely preserved.

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Re: Trans-Bridege Line, Inc.

Posted by lantabusfan on Sat May 2 06:34:09 2009, in response to Re: Trans-Bridege Line, Inc., posted by TC40102A#9167 on Sun Apr 12 12:23:10 2009.

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close it was 5409.
5409

Here is a bus I won't be photographing anymore.The next day after i shot this the bus caught fire at the garage.so here is the last photo i got of it.
284

A new wrap to promote out Lehigh Valley.better photos are comming
373

Here is my lastest pic 353 getting some boddy clean up

353

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Re: Trans-Bridege Line, Inc.

Posted by Massbusmark on Sat May 2 08:00:58 2009, in response to Re: Trans-Bridege Line, Inc., posted by lantabusfan on Sat May 2 06:34:09 2009.

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lantabusfan, 284 (the bus you said caught fire) looked fairly new. Do you know what year that bus was?

Nice pics, thanks for sharing.

Mark

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Re: Trans-Bridge Lines, Inc.

Posted by MCI D4000 81994 on Sat May 2 08:55:33 2009, in response to Re: Trans-Bridge Lines, Inc., posted by Ken S. on Sat Apr 11 20:37:48 2009.

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The last MCI - was that a piggy back onto a NJT order since it does not have a NJT fleet but looks like one?

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Re: Trans-Bridge Lines, Inc.

Posted by AMoreira81 on Sat May 2 09:32:50 2009, in response to Re: Trans-Bridge Lines, Inc., posted by MCI D4000 81994 on Sat May 2 08:55:33 2009.

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It looks exactly the same as one, but I don't know the story behind it (8560-8562 there are clones though).

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Re: Trans-Bridge Lines, Inc.

Posted by AMoreira81 on Sat May 2 09:33:06 2009, in response to Re: Trans-Bridge Lines, Inc., posted by AMoreira81 on Sat May 2 09:32:50 2009.

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BTW---297 should be the demo.

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Re: Trans-Bridege Line, Inc.

Posted by lantabusfan on Sat May 2 17:22:24 2009, in response to Re: Trans-Bridege Line, Inc., posted by Massbusmark on Sat May 2 08:00:58 2009.

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It was I belive it was a 2003.Yes it's a 2003 because i remember shooting a picture of it when it was brand new.Thank you!


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Re: Trans-Bridge Lines, Inc.

Posted by lantabusfan on Sat May 2 17:40:32 2009, in response to Re: Trans-Bridge Lines, Inc., posted by MCI D4000 81994 on Sat May 2 08:55:33 2009.

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299 was built to NJT specs but was never owned by NJT.Here is what 297 looks like today

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284 with fake chrome rims
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