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First will be covered, Empire Trailways, which got its start as Western New York Motor Lines in 1924 and went out of business at the end of 1994, shortly after successor New York Trailways took over most of the line routes. Coach now loading for Batavia,Rochester,Avon,Geneseo,Mt.Morris,Dansville,

Wayland,Cohocton,Bath, Corning, and Elmira. Connections for Elmira on Capitol Trailways for Mansfield,Williamsport,Sunbury,Harrisburg,Baltimore and Washington.Connections for New York City via Shortline for

Waverly,Binghamton,Deposit,Roscoe,Liberty,Monticello,Middletown,

Paramus, and New York.

Routes Operated by ETW and NYT:
1.Buffalo-Batavia-Rochester-Syracuse (pool with Greyhound)
2.Rochester-Geneseo-Elmira
3.Syracuse-Cortland-Elmira
4.Syracuse-Corland-Binghamton(pool with Greyhound and in conjunction with Capitol Trailways to and from Harrisburg).
5.Rochester-Oswego-Watertown(weekends only, discontinued in 1994 when Empire Trailways ceased operations.).

Exerpts from Empire Trailways' final system timetable of March 1,1994.
Table 1. Rochester-Elmira (ex Valley Bus Lines route)
 
504    502     506      500        Trip Numbers     501    509     505       503
1820 1505   1105    0850  L  Rochester,NY  A 1230   1530   1530     2055
1857 1540   1132    0922      Avon                  1153   1453    1453    2023
1910 1555   1145    0935     Geneseo             1140   1440   1440     2010
1920 1605   D         0945     Mt. Morris           1130    1430  1430     2000
1925 1610   D         0950     Sonyea              1125    1425   1425    1955
1940 1625   D         1005     Dansville            1110   1410    1410    1940
2010 1655  1235     1035     Hornell               1040   1340    1340    1910
2050   1725  ***        1100     Bath                   1010    ****     1310    1840
2120   1750            1130       Corning             0940               1240   1810
2150   1820            1201  A  Elmira,NY     L   0915               1215    1745
Trips 504 and 505 operated only on Sunday. Trip 502, daily, except Sunday.Trips 506 and 509 operated to and from Alfred,NY rather than Elmira. Other trips, daily  unless otherwise indicated in the timetable.