Trolleys to the Casino: Bus Service
The last cars ran on Saturday, January 2, 1926, with bus service beginning the following day. The single coach used was owned and operated by the Exeter, Hampton & Amesbury Transportation Company, organized by the railway's directors. Weekday schedules called for nine round trips daily between the Exeter depot and Hampton depot, a 10th trip being operated on Tuesday and Saturday nights, and two round trips daily between Hampton Village and Hampton Falls. On Sundays, there were seven round trips between the Exeter depot and Hampton depot and two round trips between the Hampton depot and the North Shore Hotel, on Ocean Boulevard, Hampton Beach, near the Coast Guard station.
There were five fare zones: from the Exeter depot to the Exeter House; from the Exeter House to the car barn; from the car barn to Hampton depot; from Hampton depot to Hampton Falls, and from the Hampton depot to the North Shore Hotel. Ten ride tickets, good between Exeter and Hampton, were sold for $2.50. On Tuesday and Saturday nights, special tickets, good for a round trip between Hampton and Exeter and for admission to the Ioka Theatre, Exeter, were sold for 60 cents.