TRANSIT SYSTEMS IN NEW YORK

NEW YORK CITY (QUEENS)


NEW YORK CITY-QUEENS/HISTORIC DETAIL

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Queens/Long Island City

Horse Car
1874-1893 - Long Island City & Calvary Cemetery Railroad
1893 - horse cars replaced with electric streetcars

1893-1896 - Long Island City & Newtown Railway

Battery Car
1891-1895 - Flushing & College Point Street Railway Co.
1892 - battery cars replaced with electric streetcars

1895-1896 - Flushing & College Point Electric Railway

1896-1932 - New York & Queens County Railway Co.
1926 - buses introduced by affiliated company Queens-Nassau Transit Lines
1932-1937 - New York & Queens Transit Corp.
1937 - streetcars replaced with buses

1926-1957 - Queens-Nassau Transit Lines
1957-1986 - Queens Transit Corp.
1986-1988 - Queens/Steinway Transit Corp.
1988-2005 - Queens Surface Corp.
2005-present - MTA Bus Company

Queens/Astoria

Horse Car
1874-1883 - Astoria & Hunters Point Railroad
1883-1892 - Steinway & Hunters Point Railroad Co.
1892-1896 - Steinway Railway Co.
1892-1894 - horse cars replaced with electric streetcars

1896-1932 - Steinway Railway Co. (New York & Queens County Railway)
1932-1939 - Steinway Railway Co.
1932 - buses introduced by affiliated company Steinway Transit Corp.
1939 - streetcars discontinued

1932-1986 - Steinway Transit Corp.
1986-1988 - Queens/Steinway Transit Corp.
1988-2005 - Queens Surface Corp.
2005-present - MTA Bus Company

Queens/Jamaica-Rail

1897-1926 - Long Island Electric Railway Co.
1926-1933 - Jamaica Central Railways Co.
1930 - buses introduced by affiliated company Jamaica Buses
1933 - streetcars replaced with buses

1930-2006 - Jamaica Buses
2006-present - MTA Bus Company

Queens/Jamaica-Bus

Until 1936 - several bus companies
1936-1940 - Bee Line
1940-1947 - North Shore Bus Co.
1947-1953 - New York City Board Of Transportation
1953-present - New York City Transit Authority

Queens/Flushing

1902-1907 - Mineola Roslyn & Port Washington Traction Co.
1907-1920 - New York & North Shore Traction Co.
1920 - streetcars discontinued

1920-1926 - Rauchwerger Bus Co.
1926-1947 - North Shore Bus Co.
1947-1953 - New York City Board Of Transportation
1953-present - New York City Transit Authority

Queens/Woodside

Until 1936 - several bus companies
1936-2006 - Triboro Coach Corp.
2006-present - MTA Bus Company

Queens/Ozone Park

Until 1936 - several bus companies
1936-2006 - Green Bus Lines
2006-present - MTA Bus Company

CURRENT TRANSIT SYSTEM (SINCE 1968)
Metropolitan Transportation Authority


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