Indianapolis streetcar system and interurban light rail map, 1916
Indianapolis used to have the largest interurban light rail system in the country. The old Traction Terminal across the street from the State House had 500 trains a day going in and out of its central terminal before World War I. It also had a correspondingly large city streetcar system to match. But this was not to last: the spread of the automobile, the truck and the bus put many of the interurban lines out of business. By the crash of 1929, the interurban lines were on poor financial footing, and they were ultimately consolidated into the Indiana Railroad, which abandoned its lines between 1937 and 1941. The local streetcar system owned by Indianapolis Railways survived World War II, only to be replaced with buses in the 1950s. The Indianapolis Railways system is the predecessor to the modern IndyGo.
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