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Introducing America's Most Experienced Bus Line, the Plymouth and Brockton Street Railway Co.

By Elisha Neubauer

For those looking to get around in Plymouth, Massachusetts, Plymouth and Brockton Street Railway Co. is there to lend a hand. The company has been operating for over one hundred and twenty years, providing passenger service to both locals and tourists alike. Their impressive history and impeccable service have managed to keep them roaring through the streets of Plymouth decade after decade.

"Plymouth & Brockton Street Railway Company (P&B) was originally established in 1888 as a local electric trolley between the towns of Kingston and Plymouth," explains Chris Anzuoni, Vice President of P&B. "Its rail bed eventually connected this area through to the town of Brockton before the street rails waned in popularity and rubber wheeled vehicles took over. Through the years we have held steadfast in serving our community and we continue this tradition proudly to this day."

While changing hands several times due to economic downfall, the current owners, the Anzuoni family, have owned Plymouth & Brockton since 1948. They are currently recognized as having the longest time-served of any of Plymouth & Brockton's champions and are just as dedicated and loyal to the company as the 30 men who founded the original basis of the company back in 1886.

Currently, the P&B offers both scheduled route services and custom Chartered Services. "The customer hires the motor coach for their own private purposes," details Anzuoni. "This includes civic or social organizations as well as private individuals for local functions and long distance events." Anzuoni goes on to tell us about their relatively (in comparison to their age) new service operating in Plymouth during the summer season.

"During the past eight summers, we have provided the America's Hometown Shuttle: a fun, informative trolley tour in downtown Plymouth," he states. "This year we will be complimenting the trolley tours with a connecting bus from Boston branded as the "Passage to Plymouth" allowing visitors from Boston to spend the day 'car-free' in America's Hometown."

When asked why passengers should opt to utilize P&B's motorcoach services, Anzuoni had some interesting insights. "It helps avoid driving in traffic congestion & paying destination parking fees," he says. "Trips depart every hour during most parts of the day, with even more frequent departures during weekday peak travel times." He goes on, detailing how standard passenger fares are kept low and reasonably priced. In addition to low standard fees, deep discounts are offered for those who regularly travel. "We maintain a large fleet of modern, comfortable, motor coaches driven by well trained, friendly drivers," Anzuoni assures us.

Several unique locations are highlighted along the tour routes mapped out by the P&B's sightseeing trolley tours. These locations include places such as the Plymouth Waterfront- including the Mayflower and Plymouth Rock, the Forefather's Monument, Cole's Hill, Leyden Street, Burial Hill, Town Square, Jenney Grist Mill, Plymouth Plantation, and Plymouth Beach. Anzuoni had a little tidbit of information for those looking to experience the city car-free: "All day pass riders can get on anywhere and hop on and off at any of these stops or the many shops, restaurants, museums and attractions along the way."

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Elisha Neubauer is a freelance editor, ghostwriter, book reviewer, and author. She is...

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