Queens Surface Corporation was a bus company in New York City, United States, operating local service in Queens and the Bronx and express service between Queens and Manhattan until February 27, 2005, when the MTA Bus Company took over the operations.
Queens Surface Corporation was privately held by the Burke family. The Queens Surface Corporation facility was located at 128-15 28th Avenue (near the New York Times printing plant) in the College Point neighborhood of Queens.
Queens-Nassau Transit Lines began operating bus replacements for the New York and Queens Transit Corporation trolleys in 1937, and was renamed Queens Transit Corporation in 1957. Steinway Omnibus (changed to Steinway Transit in 1959) began operating buses over former Steinway Railway lines in the Fall of 1939, and the two companies merged in 1986 to form the Queens/Steinway Transit Corporation. The company was owned by the Salzberg scrap metal interests, which had ripped up the rails, until 1988, when the Linden Bus Company acquired the routes. Shortly thereafter and before operations commenced, Linden Bus Company changed its name to Queens Surface Corporation.
Just prior to MTA Bus takeover, Queens Surface operated the following routes that are now based in College Point Bus Depot.
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Former Queens Transit Corp's Lines:
- Q25 Kissena Boulevard/Parsons Boulevard/College Point (as Q25/Q34)
- Q34 Kissena Boulevard/Parsons Boulevard/Willets Point Boulevard (as Q25/Q34)
- Q65 164th Street
- Q65A Jewel Avenue
- Q66 Northern Boulevard
- Q67 Calvary
- QBx1 Pelham Bay - Co Op City
- QM2 Bayside-Whitestone Express, via 6th Avenue or 3rd Avenue
- QM2A Clearview Express, via 6th Avenue
- QM3 Deepdale-Douglaston Express, via 6th Avenue
- QM4 Jewel Avenue Express, via 6th Avenue or 3rd Avenue
Former Steinway Transit Corp's Lines:
- Q101 Steinway Street
- Q101R Riker's Island
- Q102 31st Street - Roosevelt Island
- Q103 Vernon Boulevard
- Q104 Broadway - 48th Street
- QM1 Fresh Meadows Express, via 6th Avenue, 3rd Avenue (AM Peak only)
- QM1A Glen Oaks Express, via 6th Avenue (Weekdays only), 3rd Avenue (AM Peak only)
- QM1A Glen Oaks Express, Glen Oaks - Fresh Meadows combo via 6th Avenue (after 7 PM weekdays and on Weekends), via 3rd Avenue (PM peak only), or Downtown Loop.
- QM1A North Shore Towers Express via 6th Avenue, 3rd Avenue, or Downtown Loop
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... Boulevard Formerly Q3A renumbered and rerouted on December 11, 1988 Late nights serves Queens Village LIRR Station Limited-stop service Jamaica 153 Street and Hillside. 20 Avenue Formerly operated by Steinway Transit until 1988, and then by Queens Surface Corporation until takeover in 2005 ... Travels between Manhattan and Queens via the Queensboro Bridge ...
... Avenue and 253rd Street Manhattan Madison Avenue (NB) Third Fifth Avenues (SB) Queens Merrick Boulevard Peak service only Formerly X20, renumbered April 12, 1990 X64 ← ---- → Cambria Heights Linden Boulevard ... Union Turnpike Manhattan 34 Street, 6 Avenue, 57 Street Queens Union Turnpike, 73 Avenue, Horace Harding Expressway QM1 operates during rush hours and ... Operated by Queens Surface Corporation from 1988 until MTA takeover in 2005 ...
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