(This article is about the Metropolitan Street Railway in New York City. For the similarly named company in Kansas City, Missouri, see
Metropolitan Street Railway (Kansas City, Missouri).)
Metropolitan Street Railway was a street railway company in the U.S state of New York. It should be noted that although the official name was "Metropolitan Street Rail ," it has been described in a number of places as "Metropolitan Street Rail way ." road  It owned and operated a system in  Manhattan.
The company was formed on November 29, 1893 through the merger of the
Broadway Surface Railroad, South Ferry Railroad, and Houston, West Street and Pavonia Ferry Railroad. Through the Houston, West Street and Pavonia Ferry Railroad, it started out with leases on the following companies:
It later leased the following companies:
Thirty-fourth Street Crosstown Railway, 1893?
Columbus and Ninth Avenue Railroad, leased 1893 and merged November 7, 1895
Lexington Avenue and Pavonia Ferry Railroad, merged May 18, 1894
Metropolitan Crosstown Railway, merged May 18, 1894
Fulton Street Railroad, acquired 1895; operations ended in 1908
Eighth Avenue Railroad, January 1, 1896
Fourth Avenue Street Railway ( New York and Harlem Railroad), July 1, 1896
Twenty-eighth and Twenty-ninth Streets Crosstown Railroad, September 29, 1896
Second Avenue Railroad, January 1898
Fort George and Eleventh Avenue Railroad, 1898
Third Avenue Railroad, and its many leased lines, April 13, 1900
Central Crosstown Railroad, acquired May 1897 and leased April 1, 1904
The company was leased to the
Interurban Street Railway in 1902, renamed the New York City Railway in 1904. The Metropolitan Street Railway became independent in 1908; the Second Avenue Railroad, Third Avenue Railroad (and its lessors), and Central Park, North and East River Railroad (later acquired by the Third Avenue Railway) were separated, while the other companies stayed with it.
(1939) . Works Progress Administration, United States of America, pp. 216, 686. Retrieved on New York City Guide 2014-11-23. ↑
(1905) . West Publishing Company, 32, 111-112, 1130. Retrieved on The New York Supplement 2014-11-23.
Defunct New York City Transit Operators
Steam railroads later converted to rapid transit systems
Brooklyn and Brighton Beach Railroad Brooklyn, Bath and Coney Island Rail Road Brooklyn, Bath and Coney Island Railroad Brooklyn, Bath and West End Railroad Brooklyn, Flatbush and Coney Island Railway Coney Island Elevated Railway Greenwood and Coney Island Railroad Marine Railway New York and Coney Island Railroad New York and Manhattan Beach Railway New York and Sea Beach Railroad New York and Sea Beach Railway New York, Brooklyn and Manhattan Beach Railroad Prospect Park and Coney Island Railroad Sea Beach Railway Sea View Railroad
Rapid transit systems
Brooklyn-Manhattan Transit Corporation Brooklyn Rapid Transit Company Brooklyn Union Elevated Railroad Interborough Rapid Transit Company Kings County Elevated Railway
Avenue C Railroad Company Belt Line Railway Bleecker Street and Fulton Ferry Railroad Broadway and Seventh Avenue Railroad Broadway Surface Railroad Broadway Railway Company Brooklyn and North River Railroad Brooklyn & Queens Transit Corporation Brooklyn Central and Jamaica Railroad Brooklyn City Rail Road Brooklyn Crosstown Railroad Brooklyn, Queens County and Suburban Railroad Bush Terminal Railroad Bushwick Railroad Calvary Cemetery, Greenpoint and Brooklyn Railroad Central Crosstown Railroad Company
Central Park, North and East River Railroad Chambers Street and Grand Street Ferry Railroad Christopher and Tenth Street Railroad Company Columbus and Ninth Avenue Railroad Coney Island and Brooklyn Rail Road Coney Island, Fort Hamilton and Brooklyn Railroad Dry Dock, East Broadway and Battery Railroad Eighth Avenue Railroad Company Flushing and College Point Electric Railway Fort George and Eleventh Avenue Railroad Forty-Second Street and Grand Street Ferry Railroad Company Fourth Avenue Street Railway Fulton Street Railroad Grand Street and Newtown Rail Road Greenpoint and Lorimer Street Railroad Houston, West Street and Pavonia Ferry Railroad Interurban Street Railway Jamaica Central Railways Company Kings County Electric Railway Lexington Avenue and Pavonia Ferry Railroad Long Island City and Calvary Cemetery Railroad Long Island City and Maspeth Railroad Long Island City and Newtown Railway Long Island Electric Railway Manhattan and Queens Traction Company Manhattan Bridge Three Cent Line Marine Railway Maspeth Avenue and Toll Bridge Company Maspeth Railroad and Bridge Company Metropolitan Crosstown Railway Metropolitan Street Railroad Metropolitan Street Railway Nassau Electric Railroad Newtown Railway New York City Department of Plant and Structures New Williamsburgh and Flatbush Railroad New York and Harlem Railroad Company New York and North Shore Traction Company New York and Queens County Railway Company New York and Queens Transit Corporation New York City Railway Company New York Railways Company Ninth Avenue Railroad Company Park Avenue Railroad Port Richmond & Prohibition Park Electric Railroad Queensboro Bridge Railway Company Richmond County Railroad Richmond Light & Railroad Company Richmond Railways Rikers Avenue and Sanford Point Railroad Second Avenue Railroad Sixth Avenue Railroad Company South Brooklyn Street Railroad South Ferry Railroad Company Staten Island Electric Railroad Staten Island Midland Railroad Staten Island Midland Railway Staten Island Traction Company Steinway and Hunters Point Railroad Steinway Railway Corporation Third Avenue Railroad Third Avenue Railway Third Avenue Transit Corporation Thirty-fourth Street Crosstown Railway Twenty-eighth and Twenty-ninth Streets Crosstown Railroad Twenty-Third Street Railroad Company Union Railroad (Brooklyn) Union Railway Company of New York City Van Brunt Street and Erie Basin Rail Road
Affiliated Bus Transit Corporation Argus Line Transportation Corporation Avenue B & East Broadway Transit Company B&L Transportation Bilow Bus Line Brooklyn Bus Corporation Command Bus Company Comprehensive Omnibus Corporation Concourse Bus Lines Courier Bus Company Eastern Parkway, Brownsville and East New York Transit Relief Association East Side Omnibus Corporation Fifth Avenue Coach Company Fifth Avenue Coach Lines, Incorporated Flushing Heights Bus Company General Omnibus Corporation Greater Cities Bus Lines Green Bus Lines Hamilton Bus Company Independent Buses Isle Transportation Co. Jamaica Bus Line Jamaica Buses Kings Coach Company Liberty Bus Transportation Liberty Lines Express Long Island Coach Company Madison Avenue Coach Company, Incorporated Manhattan & Queens Bus Corporation Midland Coach Corporation Municipal Motorbus Company National City Bus Lines New York Bus Service New York City Department of Plant and Structures New York City Omnibus Corporation North Shore Bus Company Pioneer Bus Company Plum Beach Auto Stage Queens Auto Traction Queens Bus Corporation Queens Bus Lines Queens-Nassau Transit Lines Queens Surface Corporation Queens Transit Corporation Rauchwerger Bus Company Richmond Hill Bus Line Ruoff Brothers S&C Buses S&F Transportation Staten Island Coach Company Steinway Omnibus Corporation Steinway Transit Corporation Surface Transit, Incorporated Surface Transportation Corporation of New York Tompkins Bus Company Triangle Bus Company Triboro Coach Corporation Woodside-Astoria Transportation Company Z&M Coach Company