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Surface Transit, Incorporated was an operator of buses in the boroughs of Manhattan and The Bronx from 1956 to 1962.

Surface Transit was the successor to Surface Transportation Corporation of New York as the operator of its routes, but in fact was a newly established company in 1956. It was a subsidiary of Fifth Avenue Coach Lines, Incorporated, which in fact was a 1956 renaming of the former New York City Omnibus Corporation.

In 1962 all of the routes of Fifth Avenue Coach Lines, Inc. and its subsidiary Surface Transit, Inc. were taken over by the Manhattan and Bronx Surface Transit Operating Authority after a strike which left the company's patrons without service.

Route number
under Surface Transit
Route name History Current route number
under MaBSTOA
Notes
Bx1
Concourse-138th Street Line Began July 3, 1921 by Concourse Bus Lines Bx1
Bx2
Concourse-Hub Line Began July 3, 1921 by Concourse Bus Lines Bx2
Bx3
Prospect Avenue Line Began October 24, 1921 by New York City Department of Plant and Structures Bx17
Bx4
Jerome-Bainbridge Avenues Line Began April 2, 1928 by New York City Department of Plant and Structures Bx34
Bx5
Bruckner Boulevard/Story Avenue Line Began March 26, 1928 by New York City Department of Plant and Structures Bx5
Bx6
East Gun Hill Road Line Began as new bus route March 26, 1928 by New York City Department of Plant and Structures Bx30 (compined with former Bx7)
Bx7
Boston Road Line Replaced Boston Road Line streetcar February 12, 1928 Bx30 (compined with former Bx6)
Bx8
Williamsbridge Road Line Began November 1, 1927 by Bronx Coach part of Bx8 (combined with Bx23)
Bx9
Eastchester Road Line Began November 1, 1927 Bx31
Bx10
Riverdale Avenue Line Began February 12, 1928 Bx7
Bx11
170th Street Crosstown Line Began February 27, 1948 Bx11
Bx12
City Island-Fordham Road Line Began April 23, 1948 Bx12
City Island Line Began April 23, 1928 Bx29 Extended over part of former Bx19 route (and renamed City Island-Fordham Road Line) during Surface Transit days; merged with that route to form current Bx12 route, with new Bx29 representing part of the route
Bx13
Castle Hill Avenue Line Began in 1928 by Windus Bx22
Bx14
Edenwald Avenue Line Combined new Edenwald bus started April 20, 1931 with replacement for E. 233rd St. streetcar converted August 18, 1935 part of Bx16 (combined with former Bx16, Bx19)
Bx15
East Gun Hill Road Line Began September 18, 1933 Bx28
Bx16
Nereid Avenue Line Replaced streetcar August 18, 1935 part of Bx16 (combined with former Bx14, Bx19)
Bx17
Allerton Avenue Line Began in 1928 Bx25, Bx26
Bx18
Macombs Road Line Began June 22, 1941 Bx18
Bx19
Baychester Avenue Line Began as a new bus (unknown date) part of Bx16 (combined with former Bx14, Bx16)
Bx20
Bronx and Van Cortlandt Parks Crosstown Line Replaced Bronx and Van Cortlandt Parks Crosstown Line streetcar on March 25, 1948 Bx9 Via Marble Hill, Manhattan
Bx21
Randall's Island Line discontinued data unknown
Bx22
Buhre Avenue-Country Club Line Combined Country Club bus (began in 1933 by Capwood) and replacement for Pelham Bay Park Line streetcar on August 25, 1940
Metropolitan Avenue bus (former Bx54) also began later
part of Bx14 (combined with former Bx54)
Bx23
Crosby/Layton Avenues Line Began June 15, 1934 by Bronx Coach part of Bx8 (combined with Bx8 of Surface Transit)
Bx24
Bailey Avenue Line Replaced Bailey Avenue Line streetcar on June 27, 1948 Bx20
Bx25
Morris Avenue Line Replaced Morris Avenue Line streetcar November 1, 1941 Bx32
Bx26
Boston Road Line Replaced Boston Road Line streetcar August 22, 1948 Bx21
Bx27
Sound View Avenue Line Replaced Sound View Avenue Line streetcar March 9, 1947 Bx27
Bx28
Bx10
Williamsbridge Line Replaced Williamsbridge Line streetcar August 22, 1948 Bx39
Bx29
Willis Avenue Line Replaced Willis Avenue Line streetcar on August 5, 1941 Bx15
Bx30
149th Street Crosstown Line Replaced 149th Street Crosstown Line streetcar August 17, 1947 part of Bx19 (combined with former Bx31)
Bx31
Southern Boulevard Line Replaced Southern Boulevard Line streetcar August 22, 1948 part of Bx19 (combined with former Bx30)
Bx32
St. Ann's Avenue Line Replaced St. Ann's Avenue Line streetcar July 11, 1948 discontinued
Bx33
138th Street Crosstown Line Replaced 138th Street Crosstown Line streetcar July 11, 1948 Bx33
Bx34
163rd Street Crosstown Line Replaced 163rd Street Crosstown Line streetcar on June 27, 1948 Bx6
Bx35
167th Street Crosstown Line Replaced 167th Street Crosstown Line streetcar July 11, 1948 Bx35
Bx36
180th Street Crosstown Line Replaced 180th Street Crosstown Line streetcar October 26, 1947 Bx36
Bx37
Ogden Avenue Line Replaced Ogden Avenue Line streetcar on October 26, 1947 Bx13
Bx38
University Avenue Line Replaced University Avenue Line streetcar on October 26, 1947 Bx3
Bx39
Sedgwick Avenue Line Replaced Sedgwick Avenue Line streetcar June 27, 1948 discontinued
Bx40
Tremont Avenue Line Replaced Tremont Avenue Line streetcar August 22, 1948 Bx40
Bx42
Bx41
Webster and White Plains Avenues Line Replaced Webster and White Plains Avenues Line streetcar June 27, 1948 Bx41
Bx42
Westchester Avenue Line Replaced Westchester Avenue Line streetcar on July 20, 1948 Bx4
Bx54
Metropolitan Avenue Line Began at unknown date part of Bx14 (combined with former Bx22)


Defunct New York City Transit Operators
Steam railroads later converted to rapid transit systems Brooklyn and Brighton Beach RailroadBrooklyn, Bath and Coney Island Rail RoadBrooklyn, Bath and Coney Island RailroadBrooklyn, Bath and West End RailroadBrooklyn, Flatbush and Coney Island RailwayConey Island Elevated RailwayGreenwood and Coney Island RailroadMarine RailwayNew York and Coney Island RailroadNew York and Manhattan Beach RailwayNew York and Sea Beach RailroadNew York and Sea Beach RailwayNew York, Brooklyn and Manhattan Beach RailroadProspect Park and Coney Island RailroadSea Beach RailwaySea View Railroad
Rapid transit systems Brooklyn-Manhattan Transit CorporationBrooklyn Rapid Transit CompanyBrooklyn Union Elevated RailroadInterborough Rapid Transit CompanyKings County Elevated Railway
Streetcar systems

Avenue C Railroad CompanyBelt Line RailwayBleecker Street and Fulton Ferry RailroadBroadway and Seventh Avenue RailroadBroadway Surface RailroadBroadway Railway CompanyBrooklyn and North River RailroadBrooklyn & Queens Transit CorporationBrooklyn Central and Jamaica RailroadBrooklyn City Rail RoadBrooklyn Crosstown RailroadBrooklyn, Queens County and Suburban RailroadBush Terminal RailroadBushwick RailroadCalvary Cemetery, Greenpoint and Brooklyn RailroadCentral Crosstown Railroad CompanyCentral Park, North and East River RailroadChambers Street and Grand Street Ferry RailroadChristopher and Tenth Street Railroad CompanyColumbus and Ninth Avenue RailroadConey Island and Brooklyn Rail RoadConey Island, Fort Hamilton and Brooklyn RailroadDry Dock, East Broadway and Battery RailroadEighth Avenue Railroad CompanyFlushing and College Point Electric RailwayFort George and Eleventh Avenue RailroadForty-Second Street and Grand Street Ferry Railroad CompanyFourth Avenue Street RailwayFulton Street RailroadGrand Street and Newtown Rail RoadGreenpoint and Lorimer Street RailroadHouston, West Street and Pavonia Ferry RailroadInterurban Street RailwayJamaica Central Railways CompanyKings County Electric RailwayLexington Avenue and Pavonia Ferry RailroadLong Island City and Calvary Cemetery RailroadLong Island City and Maspeth RailroadLong Island City and Newtown RailwayLong Island Electric RailwayManhattan and Queens Traction CompanyManhattan Bridge Three Cent LineMarine RailwayMaspeth Avenue and Toll Bridge CompanyMaspeth Railroad and Bridge CompanyMetropolitan Crosstown Railway Metropolitan Street RailroadMetropolitan Street RailwayNassau Electric RailroadNewtown RailwayNew York City Department of Plant and StructuresNew Williamsburgh and Flatbush RailroadNew York and Harlem Railroad CompanyNew York and North Shore Traction CompanyNew York and Queens County Railway CompanyNew York and Queens Transit CorporationNew York City Railway CompanyNew York Railways CompanyNinth Avenue Railroad CompanyPark Avenue RailroadPort Richmond & Prohibition Park Electric RailroadQueensboro Bridge Railway CompanyRichmond County RailroadRichmond Light & Railroad CompanyRichmond RailwaysRikers Avenue and Sanford Point RailroadSecond Avenue RailroadSixth Avenue Railroad CompanySouth Brooklyn Street RailroadSouth Ferry Railroad CompanyStaten Island Electric RailroadStaten Island Midland RailroadStaten Island Midland RailwayStaten Island Traction CompanySteinway and Hunters Point RailroadSteinway Railway CorporationThird Avenue RailroadThird Avenue RailwayThird Avenue Transit CorporationThirty-fourth Street Crosstown RailwayTwenty-eighth and Twenty-ninth Streets Crosstown RailroadTwenty-Third Street Railroad CompanyUnion Railroad (Brooklyn)Union Railway Company of New York CityVan Brunt Street and Erie Basin Rail Road

Bus systems Affiliated Bus Transit CorporationArgus Line Transportation CorporationAvenue B & East Broadway Transit CompanyB&L TransportationBilow Bus LineBrooklyn Bus CorporationCommand Bus CompanyComprehensive Omnibus CorporationConcourse Bus LinesCourier Bus CompanyEastern Parkway, Brownsville and East New York Transit Relief AssociationEast Side Omnibus CorporationFifth Avenue Coach CompanyFifth Avenue Coach Lines, IncorporatedFlushing Heights Bus CompanyGeneral Omnibus CorporationGreater Cities Bus LinesGreen Bus LinesHamilton Bus CompanyIndependent BusesIsle Transportation Co.Jamaica Bus LineJamaica BusesKings Coach CompanyLiberty Bus TransportationLiberty Lines ExpressLong Island Coach CompanyMadison Avenue Coach Company, IncorporatedManhattan & Queens Bus CorporationMidland Coach Corporation‎Municipal Motorbus CompanyNational City Bus LinesNew York Bus ServiceNew York City Department of Plant and StructuresNew York City Omnibus CorporationNorth Shore Bus CompanyPioneer Bus CompanyPlum Beach Auto StageQueens Auto TractionQueens Bus CorporationQueens Bus LinesQueens-Nassau Transit LinesQueens Surface CorporationQueens Transit CorporationRauchwerger Bus CompanyRichmond Hill Bus LineRuoff BrothersS&C BusesS&F TransportationStaten Island Coach CompanySteinway Omnibus CorporationSteinway Transit CorporationSurface Transit, IncorporatedSurface Transportation Corporation of New YorkTompkins Bus CompanyTriangle Bus CompanyTriboro Coach CorporationWoodside-Astoria Transportation CompanyZ&M Coach Company

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