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 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
Streetcar systems

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

Bus systems 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
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