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Queenboro Depot, formerly Steinway Transit, is an MTA Bus Division Depot located on 102 53rd Avenue. This depot housed the Q100-105 routes. In 1986, the garage shifted buses with Queens surface as art of a contract. This depot can house about 200 buses.

Steinway Transit History[]

The Steinway Transit depot, built in 1939, was located at the northwest corner of Steinway Street and 20th Avenue in Astoria, Queens, near the northern terminus of the company's Q101 route. It sat across from a Mercedes-Benz (originally Daimler-Benz) factory, opened in 1890 by Gottlieb Daimler and local businessman William Steinway. It was the successor to the Steinway Railway depot. The depot was relocated to an area around Court Square before MTA Bus Takeover in 2005, prior to the company's takeover by the city.

Bus route history[]

Current Routes[]

  • Q39 Long Island City - Ridgewood via Forest Avenue
  • Q62 Penn Station - JFK Airport via Queens Boulevard; truncated to operate between Long Island City and Jamaica
  • Q67 Long Island City - Middle Village
  • Q68 East Midtown - Flushing via Northern Blvd
  • Q92 Court Square to Astoria via 31 St and Astoria Blvd; to help replace N/W service at Astoria Blvd
  • Q102 Roosevelt Island - Astoria via Queens Plaza and 31 Street
  • Q103 Long Island City - Astoria via Vernon Boulevard

Queensboro also operated the N shuttle from October 2017 to April 2018. The Q66 ran out of Queensboro Depot from 2017-2019.

Steinway Service[]

Queensboro operated these routes:

Queens local:

Q101 Steinway Street - East Midtown

Q101R (Now Q100) Queens Plaza - Riker's Island Limited Stop Service via 21 Street

Q102 31st Street - Roosevelt Island - Astoria

Q103 Vernon Boulevard

Q104 Broadway - 48th Street - Sunnyside

Q105 Jackson Avenue - Northern Boulevard - Roosevelt Avenue - 111 Street

Queens-Manhattan express:

QM1 Fresh Meadows Express, via 6th Avenue or 3rd Avenue

QM1 (Now QM7) Fresh Meadows Express to Wall Street via Lower Manhattan loop

QM1A (Now QM5) Glen Oaks-Windsor Park Express, via 6th Avenue or 3rd Avenue

QM1A (Now QM6) Lake Success (North Shore Towers) Express, via 6th Avenue or 3rd Avenue

QM1A (Now QM8) Glen Oaks-Windsor Park Express to Wall Street via Lower Manhattan loop

Fleet Operation History[]

1995 Fixible Metro E (2005-2008)

RTS (2008-2018)

Hybrid RTS (2018-2019)

Bee-line Orion V (2009-2013)

Orion V (2009-2013)

Orion VII Gen II+ Hybrid (2007-2013)

Orion VII 3G Hybrid (2012-present)

New Flyer D60 (2017-2019)

2015-16 XD60 (2017-2019)

2017 XD60 (2017-present)

2019 XD60 (2019-present)

Express MCI Classic (2005-2007)

MCI CL (2006-2010)