Fifth Avenue Transportation Company

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The Fifth Avenue Transportation Company was a transportation company based in New York which was founded in 1885 and operated of horse-and-omninbus transit along Fifth Avenue, with a route running from 89th Street to Bleecker Street using horse-drawn omnibuses. Fifth Avenue was unusual in that its residents opposed the installation of railway track for streetcars and was the only avenue in Manhattan to never see streetcar service.[1][2] The company was declared bankrupt of the earlier operator in 1896. The company was succeeded by the Fifth Avenue Coach Company'[3]


  1. ^ "GSAPP Historic Preservation Studio 2005-2006". Retrieved 20 December 2008. [dead link]
  2. ^ "Guide to the Fifth Avenue Coach Company Collection, 1895-1962 - Fifth Avenue Coach Company Collection". New York Historical Society. Retrieved 20 December 2008. 
  3. ^ Brennan, Joe. "Local Bus Companies of Manhattan". Retrieved 20 December 2008.