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Short Line is a brand name for three different Coach USA companies, Hudson Transit Lines, Hudson Transit Corporation, and Chenango Valley Bus Lines that provide local, commuter and intercity bus service in lower New York State, primarily along the Route 17 and Southern Tier corridor. Coach USA acquired the companies in 1998.[4]

Short Line
CUSA and Shortline logos.svg
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Short Line Bus #50889 lays over in Newburgh.
ParentCoach USA
Headquarters66 Tetz Road, Chester, NY 10918
LocaleNew York
Service areaGreater New York, Southern Tier, Hudson Valley, Finger Lakes
Service typeLocal, intercity, contract, and charter bus service
(Route 96 only)
HubsPABT, Middletown, Monticello, Newburgh, and Binghamton
Fleet233 [1][2][3]

Service typesEdit

Short Line's service can be defined in several categories:

The Main Line route, operated with TransitOrange buses.

Local bus serviceEdit

Short Line, under contract to Orange County, provides local bus service along the former Erie Main Line corridor along Route 17M.[5] ShortLine also owns local routes traveling along Routes 17K and 32 in Orange County, as well as local routes traveling onward from Middletown onward to Route 209, and to other towns along Route 17.

Commuter bus serviceEdit

Within the New York metropolitan area, ShortLine operates commuter services along the Route 17 corridor, Interstate 84, Routes 208 and 32, and Rockland and Bergen (NJ Route 17) counties to New York City.

In addition, under contract to the New York State Department of Transportation and Rockland County Department of Public Transportation, ShortLine provides commuter bus service from Orange and Rockland Counties to White Plains and Tarrytown.[6]

Intercity bus serviceEdit

Within and beyond the New York metropolitan area, ShortLine 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, Binghamton University, Ithaca College, and SUNY Albany, and intermediate points. The central hub for all of these routes is Binghamton, via Routes X178 and 495.

Route detailEdit

Short Line provides service along 29 routes. Details are listed below for the full route only. Some schedules may serve only portions of the line, skip some stops, or may service multiple routes.

Unless noted, all service is provided using Coach USA-branded vehicles.

Bergen, Rockland, and Westchester County routesEdit

Route Outbound terminal Via Inbound terminal Notes
Northern District-Nanuet
Exit 14 P/R and Hamlets
Express New York
Midtown or Wall Street
  • Peak service only; route subsidized by Rockland County.
Northern District-Bergen County
Ramapo College
Route 208, Wyckoff, Oakland Port Authority Bus Terminal
  • Peak service only.
  • Local passengers in New Jersey are not carried on this line.
Ramsey Wyckoff Avenue, Franklin Turnpike Port Authority Bus Terminal
  • Peak service only.
Ridge Gardens
Franklin Turnpike (Ho-Ho-Kus to Mahwah) Port Authority Bus Terminal
  • Peak service only
Suffern Route 17 to Mahwah
Orange Avenue to Suffern
Port Authority Bus Terminal
  • WY trips via Ramapo College.
  • Select trips continue to/from 17M/MD service from Central Valley and Middletown.
Ramsey Upper Saddle River Port Authority Bus Terminal
  • Peak service only

Orange, Dutchess, Ulster and Pike County routesEdit

These routes service the outer regions of the New York metropolitan area.

Route Terminal A Via Terminal B Notes
Main Line
Middletown Route 17M Woodbury Common Premium Outlets
  • Route owned by Orange County DOT.
  • Weekend trips extended to Harriman.
  • Service on this line uses TransitOrange vehicles.
  • Does not operate on major holidays.
Middletown Monroe, Goshen, Chester, Central Valley, Harriman, Tuxedo, Sloatsburg, Suffern Port Authority Bus Terminal This route has a number of peak-service and short-turn variants:
  • 17C for service to Chester.
  • 17G for service terminating in Goshen.

In addition, most local trips continue to/from 17SF/WY in Bergen County.

Rhinebeck Poughkeepsie, Newburgh, Woodbury Common Port Authority Bus Terminal
Hawley Honesdale (PA), Port Jervis (NY), Middletown Port Authority Bus Terminal
  • Off-peak service extended to Honesdale.
Middletown Route 17/Thruway Express Port Authority Bus Terminal
  • Rush-hour only nonstop service.
Newburgh Thruway Express Port Authority Bus Terminal
  • Rush-hour only nonstop service.
Montgomery Washingtonville, Monroe, Central Valley New York
George Washington Bridge, Harlem, and East Side
  • Route owned by the New York State DOT.
  • Does not serve Port Authority Bus Terminal.
  • Peak service only.
Kerhonkson Ellenville, Wurtsboro, Middletown, Monroe Port Authority Bus Terminal
(Orange-Westchester Link)
Middletown Goshen, Monroe, Central Valley White Plains
Platinum Mile
  • Route owned by the New York State DOT; fare is between $4.00 and $5.55 depending on distance.
  • Peak service only; alternate service available on Route 495.
Newburgh Cornwall, West Point, Highland Falls, Bear Mountain, Suffern Port Authority Bus Terminal
Newburgh Routes 17K and 211 Middletown
  • Local Orange County service
No number USMA West Point Woodbury Commons Port Authority Bus Terminal

Beyond the New York metro areaEdit

These routes run primarily from the New York Metro area to points in the Southern Tier (Sullivan County and beyond), or service the Southern Tier of New York State exclusively.

Route Terminal A Via Terminal B Notes
Monticello Port Authority Bus Terminal Brooklyn
Monticello South Fallsburg, Woodbourne, Sullivan County Community College Liberty
Monticello Monticello Gaming & Raceway, White Lake, Bethel Woods Center for the Arts Villa Roma
  • Operates mid-May thru mid-October.
  • No service Sunday & Monday.
  • Special Concert Excursions to Bethel Woods from New York City and other points available.
Olean Alfred State College Binghamton
  • Feeder line into Route X178 at its eastern end.
  • Connects to Coach USA WNY (which continues to Jamestown) at its western end.[1]
Binghamton Interstate 88 corridor Albany
Monticello Wurtsboro, Middletown Port Authority Bus Terminal
Alfred State College or
Ithaca City Bus Terminal or
Cornell University
Binghamton, Monticello Port Authority Bus Terminal
  • Services from either Western New York end point may require a transfer in Binghamton.
Binghamton Deposit, Hancock, Roscoe, Liberty, Monticello Gaming & Raceway Monticello
Monticello Middletown, Woodbury Common, Nanuet, White Plains, Queens Village, Hempstead Patchogue
  • Transfer to/from Southern Tier buses in Monticello.
  • Stops in Middletown for transfers to buses to Pike County, Route 17, Ellenville, and Kerkhonson.
  • Stops at Woodbury Common for transfers to Newburgh buses.
  • Express service for the Main Line route.
Utica Colgate University, SUNY Morrisville, Norwich Binghamton
  • Feeder line into Route X178.


On June 12, 2017, in New York City, a Hudson Transit Lines bus was involved in a crash in which it ran over and killed cyclist Dan Hanegby, an Israeli-American athlete and cycling enthusiast.[7] The bus driver was arrested due to this incident, on a misdemeanor charge.[8]

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ SAFERSYS Hudson Transit Lines statistics
  2. ^ SAFERSYS Hudson Transit Corporation statistics
  3. ^ SAFERSYS Chenango Valley statistics
  4. ^ "29504 - Decision". Retrieved 2018-10-21.
  5. ^ Short Line: Orange County Main Line
  6. ^ Short Line: Orange-Westchester Link to Tarrytown & White Plains
  7. ^ "Chelsea Residents Warned City About Buses Using Side Streets Near Citi Bike Death". Gothamist. Archived from the original on 2017-06-17. Retrieved 2017-06-16.
  8. ^ "Bus driver charged in first Citi Bike fatality". New York Post. 2017-10-31. Retrieved 2018-08-26.

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