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The following streetcar lines once operated in Queens, New York City, New York, United States.

BMT[edit | edit source]

The Brooklyn-Manhattan Transit Corporation concentrated on Brooklyn, but had some lines into Queens.[1] Only the ones that significantly entered Queens are shown here; see list of streetcar lines in Brooklyn for the others (mainly into Ridgewood).

Name From To Route Notes
Metropolitan Avenue Line Brooklyn Jamaica Metropolitan Avenue built by the Broadway Ferry and Metropolitan Avenue Railroad?
abandoned June 12, 1949
now the Q54 bus
Richmond Hill Line Brooklyn Jamaica Myrtle Avenue abandoned April 26, 1950
now the Q55 bus
Jamaica Line Brooklyn Jamaica Jamaica Avenue opened by the East New York and Jamaica Railroad on May 7, 1863
abandoned November 30, 1947
now the Q56 bus
Flushing Avenue Line Brooklyn Maspeth Flushing Avenue abandoned November 21, 1948
now the B57 bus
Flushing-Ridgewood Line Ridgewood Flushing Fresh Pond Road, Grand Avenue, and Corona Avenue abandoned July 17, 1949
now the Q58 bus
Grand Street Line Brooklyn Elmhurst Grand Avenue built by the Grand Street and Newtown Railroad in 1876
abandoned December 11, 1949
now the Q59 bus
North Beach line Corona North Beach Junction Boulevard abandoned August 25, 1949
now the Q72 bus
Cypress Hills Cemetery Line Ridgewood Cypress Hills Cemetery Cypress Avenue opened by the Bushwick Railroad on May 26, 1878
abandoned September 1, 1947

Long Island Electric[edit | edit source]

The Long Island Electric Railway operated in northern Queens.

Name From To Route Notes
Jamaica Nassau County towards Hempstead (became NY&LI at the city line) Jamaica Avenue and Hempstead Avenue abandoned November 25, 1933
now the Q110 bus
Brooklyn Jamaica Liberty Avenue and South Road abandoned 1933
now the Q112 bus
Jamaica Far Rockaway Brewer Boulevard, Rockaway Boulevard, Mott Avenue, Wanser Avenue, and the Long Island Rail Road's Far Rockaway Branch abandoned December 2, 1933
now the Q113 bus

New York and Long Island Traction[edit | edit source]

The New York and Long Island Traction Company operated east to Freeport, Hempstead, and Mineola in Nassau County.

Name From To Route Notes
Mineola Line Queens Village Nassau County towards Mineola Jamaica Avenue abandoned April 3, 1926
now the N24 bus
Brooklyn-Freeport Line Brooklyn Nassau County towards Freeport Rockaway Boulevard, South Conduit Avenue, and Sunrise Highway abandoned April 3, 1926

Manhattan and Queens Traction[edit | edit source]

The Manhattan and Queens Traction Company operated across the Queensboro Bridge from Manhattan.

Name From To Route Notes
Queens Boulevard Line Manhattan South Jamaica Queens Boulevard and Sutphin Boulevard abandoned April 17, 1937
now the Q60 bus

New York and Queens County[edit | edit source]

The New York and Queens County Railway operated in northern Queens.

Name From To Route Notes
Flushing-Jamaica Line Jamaica Flushing 164th Street, 45th Avenue, and Bowne Street abandoned 1937
now part of the Q65 bus
College Point Line Flushing College Point Wikipedia:College Point Boulevard abandoned 1937
now part of the Q65 bus
Jackson Avenue Line Long Island City Flushing Northern Boulevard abandoned 1937
now the Q66 bus
Cemetery Route Hunters Point Middle Village Borden Avenue and 69th Street abandoned 1937
now the Q67 bus

Steinway[edit | edit source]

The Steinway Railway operated in northwestern Queens.

Name From To Route Notes
Steinway Street Line Long Island City North Beach Jackson Avenue, Northern Boulevard, Steinway Street, and 19th Avenue abandoned 1938
now the Q101 bus
31st Street Line Long Island City Astoria Jackson Avenue, 31st Street, Newtown Avenue, and Astoria Boulevard abandoned 1938
now the Q102 bus
Vernon Boulevard Line Hunters Point Astoria Vernon Boulevard abandoned 1938
now the Q103 bus
Broadway Line Ravenswood Woodside Broadway abandoned 1938
now the Q104 bus
Corona Line Woodside Flushing 37th Avenue, 61st Street, Woodside Avenue, Broadway, 43rd Avenue, and private right-of-way
Flushing Avenue Line Astoria Bowery Bay Astoria Boulevard

Ocean Electric[edit | edit source]

The Ocean Electric Railway operated on The Rockaways.

Name From To Route Notes
Hammels Neponsit Rockaway Beach Boulevard abandoned October 25, 1928
Far Rockaway Rockaway Park Long Island Rail Road Far Rockaway Branch and Rockaway Beach Branch, now New York City Subway IND Rockaway Line abandoned September 9, 1926

New York and North Shore Traction[edit | edit source]

The New York and North Shore Traction Company operated from northeastern Queens east into Nassau County.

Name From To Route Notes
North Shore Line Flushing Nassau County towards Roslyn 35th Avenue, 39th Avenue, and Northern Boulevard abandoned 1920
now the Q12 bus
Whitestone Line Flushing Whitestone 35th Avenue, 149th Street, and 150th Street abandoned 1920
now the Q14 bus

References[edit | edit source]

New York City area surface transit
Major bus operators NYCTA/MaBSTOAMTA BusMTA Long Island BusSuffolk County TransitBee-Line Bus SystemNJ Transit
Bus routes Bronx • Brooklyn • Manhattan • Queens • Staten Island • Express/multi-boro • Nassau • Westchester
MaBSTOA garages Bronx: Gun Hill • Kingsbridge • Mother Clara Hale • West Farms
Manhattan: Tuskegee • Manhattanville • Michael J. Quill
NYCTA garages Brooklyn: East New York • Flatbush • Fresh Pond • Jackie Gleason • Ulmer Park
Manhattan: 126th Street
Queens: Casey Stengel • Jamaica • Queens Village
Staten Island: Castleton • Yukon • Charleston • Meredith
MTA Bus garages Baisley Park • College Point • Eastchester • Far Rockaway • John F. Kennedy • LaGuardia • Spring Creek • Yonkers
NYCTA maintenance facilities East New York • Zerega Avenue
Former major streetcar operators 2nd Ave3rd Ave8th & 9th AvesB&QT (BMT)LIEM&QNY RailwaysNY&HNY&LI
NY&NSNY&QCOcean ElectricPublic ServiceRichmondSI MidlandSteinway
Former streetcar lines Bronx • Brooklyn • Manhattan • Queens • Staten Island • Long Island • Westchester
Other articles NYCTA/MTA Bus bus models • MetroCard • Other NYC transit
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