DeCamp Bus Lines, which has transported residents to New York City from bedroom communities across Essex and lower Passaic counties for more than eight decades, aims to resume commuter service after folding last year .
The company announced “preparations [are] in the process of resuming limited service in mid-June “on its website Monday.
No further information was provided and the company offices could not be reached after hours.
DeCamp, which began as a stagecoach service to and from Newark in the late 19th century, interrupted its commuter lines to New York in August, citing fewer than 400 passengers per day during the pandemic, a number that had dropped by 7,000 before the COVID-19 outbreak.
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Its buses served riders in Clifton, Montclair, Bloomfield, Nutley, Roseland, Orange, West Orange, West Caldwell and Lyndhurst, and were popular among residents of areas underserved by NJ Transit trains.
Even at Montclair, which has six stations, generations of commuters preferred DeCamp for its service at the Port Authority’s bus terminal over NJ Transit, which only offered trains in Hoboken to the establishment of ‘a direct downtown service from Montclair in 2002.
The company already operates charter buses for group rentals and service at the Windcreek Bethlehem Casino in Pennsylvania.
Nicholas Katzban is a breaking reporter for NorthJersey.com. To get the latest news straight to your inbox, Subscribe to our newsletter.
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