Trailways of New York

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Trailways of New York
Trailways of New York trees logo.png
Slogan We're Going Places
Founded 1926[1]
Headquarters 499-507 Hurley Avenue
Hurley, New York 12443
Service type Intercity coach service
Bus charter
Airport shuttle
Motorcoach tours
Commuter service
Destinations 100+
Fleet 130+[2][3][4]
Chief executive Eugene J. Berardi Jr

Trailways of New York is one of the largest privately held transportation companies based in New York State. It employs over 450 people and carries passengers more than 80 million miles annually.[5]


Founded in 1926 by the Van Gonsic Berardi family, Trailways of New York first began as the Rip Van Winkle brand with commuter service between New York City and the Hudson Valley.[6] During the 1930s following a series of early successes in the then newly emerging bus industry, service was first extended from its original Hudson Valley and Metro New York home into the Adirondacks.

Over time, Trailways of New York's holdings grew to include the Dixie Bus Center in New York City and other properties that support its core business in the Northeastern United States.[7]

Expansion came yet again in the 1990s, marking the companies' largest growth since the first half of the 20th century. During this time service was expanded to include Long Island and the nearby Canadian cities of Montreal, Quebec and Toronto, Ontario. A long term revenue sharing partnership was also established with Greyhound Bus Lines to provide enhanced service and reliability to the customers of both brands.[8]

Affiliated with the Trailways Transportation System, Trailways of New York also offers connections with Academy Bus, Fullington Trailways, Greyhound Lines, Lakefront Lines, Martz Trailways, Orléans Express, and Peter Pan Bus Lines.[9]

Bus theft

In 2010, Darius McCollum was caught behind the wheel of a stolen Trailways NY bus en route to Kennedy Airport. McCollum is best known for his theft of "an E Train filled with passengers from 34th Street to The World Trade Center" when he was only 15 years old.[10] This theft marked McCollum's 27th arrest for a transit related crime. For the theft, he was sentenced to 2 1/2 to 5 years in prison.[11]


Adirondack Trailways bus in Nanuet, New York
Pine Hill Trailways bus
New York Trailways bus

Trailways of New York operates under three brands: Adirondack Trailways, Pine Hill Trailways, and New York Trailways.[12] Until recently,[when?] NeOn Bus (from New York - Ontario) had been a separately-branded service which operated between the New Yorker Hotel in Manhattan and the Fairmont Royal York Hotel in Toronto that began on May 29, 2008. Initially it was a limited-stop discount service with fares as low as $1, only calling at key cities such as Syracuse and Buffalo en route, but it later made a variety of other stops. It was a joint service operated by Greyhound Lines, Greyhound Canada, and Trailways of New York.

Adirondack Trailways

Adirondack Trailways is the brand used by Adirondack Transit Lines, Inc. The following routes are operated by Adirondack Trailways: New York-Kingston-Albany-Glens Falls-Montreal, Babylon-Kingston, Newburgh-Kingston, Kingston-Saugerties-Oneonta, Binghamton-Oneonta-Albany, Albany-Utica-Syracuse, Albany-Gloversville, Glens Falls-Warrensburg-Massena, and Syracuse-Canton-Massena.

Pine Hill Trailways

Pine Hill Trailways is the brand used by Pine Hill-Kingston Bus Corporation. The following route is operated by Pine Hill Trailways: New York-Kingston-Phoenicia-Oneonta-Utica.

New York Trailways

New York Trailways is the brand used by Passenger Bus Corporation. The following routes are operated by New York Trailways: New York-Binghamton-Syracuse-Rochester-Buffalo, Binghamton-Ithaca-Rochester, Binghamton-Elmira-Rochester, Elmira-Ithaca-Syracuse, and Syracuse-Canton-Massena. Many of these and other services had previously been operated by Western New York Motor Lines, Inc., which operated under the brand Empire Trailways, prior to their sale to Trailways of New York.


Trailways of New York utilizes the following models in its fleet:[13]

In recent years, the MCI J4500 have been gradually retired in favor of new H3-45s.

Charter Operations and Seneca Niagara Casino Shuttle

In addition to the aforementioned line service Trailways offers, charter services are offered at both the Rochester and Kingston offices and bus service from Rochester New York to the Seneca Niagara Casino in Niagara Falls, New York via Rochester, Irondequoit, LeRoy, and Batavia are offered.

See also


  1. ^ Trailways NY history Archived 2008-02-21 at the Wayback Machine.
  2. ^ SAFERSYS stats for Adirondack Transit Lines
  3. ^ SAFERSYS stats for Pine Hill Kingston Bus Corporation
  4. ^ SAFERSYS stats for Passenger Bus Corporation
  5. ^
  6. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2008-02-21. Retrieved 2008-03-28. 
  7. ^
  8. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2008-02-21. Retrieved 2008-03-28. 
  9. ^ Trailways of New York - large map
  10. ^
  11. ^ [1]
  12. ^ Trailways of New York, Company History
  13. ^ Trailways NY fleet Archived 2008-02-26 at the Wayback Machine.

External links

  • Trailways official website
  • NeOn official website
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