New York Bus Service

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New York Bus Service operated express bus service between Midtown Manhattan and the Bronx from 1970 until MTA Bus takeover on July 1, 2005.

History

  • Began operations in the 1940s as Parochial Bus Service.
  • Operated racetrack services from the Bronx and Upper Manhattan from 1949 to the early 70s under the New York Bus Tours name.

Routes

Routes operated prior to the MTA Bus takeover:

  • BxM6 - Parkchester Express
  • BxM7 - Co-op City Express
  • BxM7A - Pelham Bay Express
  • BxM7B - City Island Express
  • BxM9 - Throgs Neck Express
  • BxM10 - Morris Park Express

All-Time Roster

Buses Built in 1945-1959

Fleet Number Thumbnail Year Manufacturer Model Engine Transmission Notes
1246-1247 1954 GMC TDM-4515 Detroit Diesel 6-71 Manual
1501-1509 1957 GMC PD-4104 Detroit Diesel 6-71 4-speed manual Ex-Greyhound West 9532, 9536, 9542, 9534, 9539, 9537, 9543, 9531, 9540, 9538; acquired 1970.

New Look Era Buses (1959-1982)

Fleet Number Thumbnail Year Manufacturer Model Engine Transmission Notes
233-234 Renumbered 1233-1234
236, 240 Renumbered 1236 & 1240
241 Renumbered 1241
243-244 Renumbered 1243-1244
246-247 Renumbered 1246-1247
249-251 Renumbered 1249-1251
253-254 Renumbered 1253-1254
256-259 Renumbered 1256-1259
261-262 Renumbered 1261-1262
500-501 1968 GMC T6H-5306A Detroit Diesel 6V71N Allison Ex-Orlando Transit 500-501, acquired 1981.
502-505 1969 GMC T6H-5306A Detroit Diesel 6V71N Allison Ex-Orlando Transit 502-505, acquired 1981.
506-509 1971 GMC T8H-5306A Detroit Diesel 8V71N Allison Ex-Orlando Transit 800-803, acquired 1981.
1233-1234 1960 GMC SDM-5301 Detroit Diesel 8V71N 4-speed manual Formerly numbered 233-234 (New York Bus Tours).
1236, 1240 1961 GMC SDM-5301 Detroit Diesel 8V71N 4-speed manual Formerly numbered 236 & 240 (New York Bus Tours).
1241 1962 GMC SDM-5301 Detroit Diesel 8V71N 4-speed manual Formerly numbered 241 (New York Bus Tours).
1243-1244 1963 GMC SDM-5302 Detroit Diesel 8V71N 4-speed manual Formerly numbered 243-244 (New York Bus Tours).
1249-1251 1964 GMC SDM-5302 Detroit Diesel 8V71N 4-speed manual Formerly numbered 249-251 (New York Bus Tours).
1253-1254 1965 GMC SDM-5302 Detroit Diesel 8V71N 4-speed manual Formerly numbered 253-254 (New York Bus Tours).
1256-1259 1967 GMC SDM-5302 Detroit Diesel 8V71N 4-speed manual Formerly numbered 256-259 (New York Bus Tours).
1261-1262 1968 GMC S8M-5303A Detroit Diesel 8V71N 4-speed manual Formerly numbered 261-262 (New York Bus Tours).
1264-1278 1970 GMC T6H-5306A Detroit Diesel 6V71N Allison
1280-1281 1964 GMC SDH-5302 Detroit Diesel 8V71N Allison
1283-1290 1960 GMC SDM-4501 Detroit Diesel 6V71N 4-speed manual Ex-Ohio Bus Line 200-207, acquired 1971.
1292-1296 1965 GMC SDH-5302 Detroit Diesel 8V71N Allison Ex-Cleveland Transportation System 2300-2304, acquired 1971.
1298-1299 1961 GMC SDH-4501 Detroit Diesel 6V71N Allison VH Ex-Boston and Worcester Lines 71, 73; acquired 1971.
1300 1964 GMC SDH-4502 Detroit Diesel 6V71N Allison VH Ex-Boston and Worcester Lines 77, acquired 1971.
1301 1961 GMC SDH-4501 Detroit Diesel 6V71N Allison VH Ex-Boston and Worcester Lines 72; acquired 1971.
1302 1964 GMC SDH-4502 Detroit Diesel 6V71N Allison VH Ex-Boston and Worcester Lines 76, acquired 1971.
1303 1961 GMC SDH-4501 Detroit Diesel 6V71N Allison VH Ex-Boston and Worcester Lines 70; acquired 1971.
1305 1963 GMC TDH-5304 Detroit Diesel 6V71N Allison VH
1306 1961 GMC TDH-5302 Detroit Diesel 6V71N Allison VH
1308-1317 1972 GMC T6H-5308A Detroit Diesel 6V71N Allison
1319-1328 1973 GMC T6H-5308A Detroit Diesel 6V71N Allison
1330 1961 GMC SDH-5301 Detroit Diesel 8V71N Allison Ex-Wisconsin Coach Lines 81, acquired 1973.
1331 1962 GMC SDM-5301 Detroit Diesel 8V71N 4-speed manual Ex-Wisconsin Coach Lines 82, acquired 1972.
1333-1334 1962 GMC SDH-4501 Detroit Diesel 6V71N Allison VH Ex-Texas Bus Lines 405-406, acquired 1973.
1336-1350 1974 GMC T6H-5308A Detroit Diesel 6V71N Allison
1352-1372 1975 GMC T6H-5308A Detroit Diesel 6V71N Allison
1374-1379 1976 GMC T6H-5308A Detroit Diesel 6V71N Allison
1381 1960 GMC SDM-5301 Detroit Diesel 8V71N 4-speed manual Ex-Rockland Coaches 227, acquired 1977.
1383-1384 1964 GMC SDM-5302 Detroit Diesel 8V71N 4-speed manual
1386-1387 1960 GMC SDM-5301 Detroit Diesel 8V71N 4-speed manual Ex-Ocean Drive Tours 35 & 40, acquired 1977.
1389-1390 1962 GMC SDM-5301 Detroit Diesel 8V71N 4-speed manual Ex-Gray Line of DC 901 & 904, acquired 1977.
1392 1963 GMC SDM-5302 Detroit Diesel 8V71N 4-speed manual Ex-Star Transit 48, acquired 1977.
1394-1397 1963 GMC SDM-5302 Detroit Diesel 8V71N 4-speed manual Ex-Manhattan Transit 236-239, acquired 1977.
1399-1400 1963 GMC SDH-5302 Detroit Diesel 8V71N Allison Ex-Atlantic City Transportation Company 4908-4909, acquired 1977.
1402-1422 1978 GMC P8M-4905A Detroit Diesel 8V71N 4-speed manual
1424-1426 1964 GMC SDH-5302 Detroit Diesel 8V71N Allison Ex-DeCamp Bus Lines 327-329, acquired 1978.
1428-1429 1966 GMC SDH-5302 Detroit Diesel 8V71N Allison Ex-White Bus Company 310 & 300, acquired 1980.
1430 1966 GMC SDH-5302 Detroit Diesel 8V71N Allison Ex-Reliable Coach 304, acquired 1980.
1432-1441 1980 GMC H8H-649A Detroit Diesel 8V71 Allison
1443 1968 GMC S8M-5303A Detroit Diesel 8V71N 4-speed manual Ex-Philadelphia Police Department B, acquired 1980.
1445 1967 GMC SDM-5302 Detroit Diesel 8V71N 4-speed manual Ex-Asbury Park New York Transit 151, acquired 1980.
1448-1449 1967 GMC SDM-5302 Detroit Diesel 8V71N 4-speed manual Ex-Schenck Transportation 532-533, acquired 1980.
1450-1452 1968 GMC S8M-5303A Detroit Diesel 8V71N 4-speed manual Ex-Schenck Transportation 534-536, acquired 1980.
1454 1967 GMC SDH-5302 Detroit Diesel 8V71N Allison Ex-Texas Motor Coaches 1454, acquired 1980.
1456 1968 GMC S8M-5303A Detroit Diesel 8V71N 4-speed manual Ex-Harran Transportation 500, acquired 1981.
1458 1967 GMC SDM-5302 Detroit Diesel 8V71N 4-speed manual Ex-White Bus Company 233, acquired 1981.
1460-1462 1974 GMC S8H-5304A Detroit Diesel 8V71N Allison Ex-Suburban Trails 411-413, acquired 1981.
1464 1969 GMC S8H-5303A Detroit Diesel 8V71N Allison Ex-Inter County Motor Coach 235, acquired 1981.
1465 1969 GMC S8H-5303A Detroit Diesel 8V71N Allison Ex-Chicago and Calumet Transit District 1013, acquired 1981.
1466-1467 1975 GMC S8M-5304A Detroit Diesel 8V71N 4-speed manual Ex-Texas Motor Coaches 1497-1498, acquired 1981.
1468 1972 GMC S8M-5304A Detroit Diesel 8V71N 4-speed manual Ex-Gray Line of Hawaii 216, acquired 1981.
1469-1471 1973 GMC S8M-5304A Detroit Diesel 8V71N 4-speed manual Ex-Gray Line of Hawaii 224, 228, 211; acquired 1981.
1473-1477 1964 GMC SDM-5302 Detroit Diesel 8V71N 4-speed manual
1479 1969 GMC S8H-5303A Detroit Diesel 8V71N Allison Ex-Surf Coast Tours 6901, acquired 1981.
1481-1505 New York Bus Service 1488-a.jpg 1982 GMDD T8H-5308A Detroit Diesel 8V71N Allison V730
2000-2002 1969 GMC T6H-5306A Detroit Diesel 6V71N Allison
2004 Renumbered 1306
2005 Renumbered 1305

"ADB" and Newer Era Buses (1982-2005)

Fleet Number Thumbnail Year Manufacturer Model Engine Transmission Notes
1600-1602 1984 GMDD Classic Suburban
(TC40-102N)
Detroit Diesel 6V71N Allison V730
  • Single door.
  • Inherited by MTA Bus in 2005 (did not run in service).
1604-1686 New York Bus Service 1616-a.jpg 1988 MCI Classic Suburban
(TC40-102A)
Detroit Diesel 6V92TA Allison V731
  • Owned by the City of New York.
  • Single door.
  • Inherited by MTA Bus as 7314-7396 in 2005.
1687-1697 1988 MCI Classic Suburban
(TC40-102A)
Detroit Diesel 6V92TA Allison V731
1700-1709, 1711-1716 New York Bus Service 1703-a.jpg 1989 MCI Classic Suburban
(TC40-102A)
Detroit Diesel 6V92TA Allison V731
1711-1714 1999 OBI Orion V Suburban
(05.501)
Detroit Diesel Series 50 Allison B400R
1800-1805 New York Bus Service 1802-a.jpg 2002 MCI D4500 Detroit Diesel Series 60 Allison B500R