Plymouth & Brockton Street Railway Company turns 125

Company has been serving the Cape since 1961
An early Plymouth Brockton bus. Photo courtesy of P&B.

The owners of the Plymouth & Brockton Street Railway Company, known affectionately on Cape as P&B, are celebrating an impressive milestone this year--the company's 125th anniversary.

The company, first started in 1888, was purchased by the Anzuoni family in 1948 and remains a family-owned and operated company to this day.

Founded in Plymouth and Kingston, the company was granted access to Cape Cod in 1961 and has been providing transportation to visitors and commuters since that time.

Prior to May 19, 1961, the Cape and Islands was served by Almeida Bus Lines. When Almeida went out of business in 1979, P&B extended its route from Barnstable to Chatham, then extended even further in 1988 after purchasing the existing route system from Cape Cod Bus Lines.

According to a release from P&B, less than a half of one percent of American businesses make it to the one century mark.

Today, P&B runs regular routes from Boston and Logan Airport to Provincetown at the tip of the Cape.

"As a privately-held family business with deep ties to this region, we know the needs of the communities and we are invested in meeting those needs," said P&B President George Anzuoni. The company's ties to the Cape are only strengthened by the fact that 43 of their 111 employees live here.

To learn more about P&B, visit their website here. welcomes thoughtful comments and the varied opinions of our readers. We are in no way obligated to post or allow comments that our moderators deem inappropriate. We reserve the right to delete comments we perceive as profane, vulgar, threatening, offensive, racially-biased, homophobic, slanderous, hateful or just plain rude. Commenters may not attack or insult other commenters, readers or writers. Commenters who persist in posting inappropriate comments will be banned from commenting on