The IND World's Fair Line, officially the World's Fair Railroad, was a temporary branch of the Independent Subway System (IND) serving the 1939 New York World's Fair in Queens, New York City. It split from the IND Queens Boulevard Line at an existing flying junction east of Forest Hills–71st Avenue station, ran through the Jamaica Yard and then ran northeast and north through Flushing Meadows–Corona Park, roughly along the current path of the Van Wyck Expressway. The line continued along a wooden trestle to the World's Fair Railroad Station, located slightly south of Horace Harding Boulevard (now the Long Island Expressway). The World's Fair station, the only one on the line, consisted of two tracks and three platforms.
The line was planned beginning in 1936, and it was constructed in 1938. The line and station were only open in 1939 and 1940 during the Fair's operating season. Passengers had to pay a ten-cent fare to use this line, double the subway's standard five-cent fare. This was not the only line to serve the world's fair. The Interborough Rapid Transit and the Brooklyn Manhattan Transit operated service to the Fair via the World's Fair station of their joint-operated IRT Flushing Line. The World's Fair Railroad and station are the only IND line and station to have been closed and demolished. Remnants of the line are still present in the Jamaica Yard.
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Eugen Popovici | Mar 3, 2018
Always had a great time at this park. Visited quite a few times threw the years. A lot of open space to enjoy, ad I have to give it to the city or state whoever runs this park. The upkeep has vastly improved at this park in the last ten years or so. Excellent family experience to be had. A few great iconic sites to be seen best of all for free.
schanequa knight | Mar 6, 2018
This a beautiful park surrounding water. It has a scenic view. If you have the chance go over to the boat house and catch a race. We had our share of family barbecue/picnics or just a calming walk around the water. Only challenge is if you don't KNOW the park and how to drive into.
lovely Mara | Jan 24, 2018
This place is amazing if you like the outdoors and lots of space. Off course there is a parking facility that is absolutely free. There are also restrooms available. I visited in the summer I kid you not you'll like it there. Bus stops are very close by also I suggest that you visit with friends it makes the experience all the more fun. Definitely a five star. Why? Simply because there are things to do and things to see. Last but not least this place is good for photos. Both personal and professional.
Dawn Perez | Jan 29, 2018
It was a wonderful experience. Atmosphere, Catering Service, Staff, Food all on point!!! I have not been to a wedding this beautifully done in a long time. I highly recommend this venue. Very professional. We had a wonderful time. Thank you
Diane Gorden | Feb 25, 2018
Great park clean and great for family outings. The zoo even though it's small its amazing for small children they can walk without being overwhelmed by the size and overcrowding. Across the street is also a petting zoo bring loose change so the kids can feed the animals in the petting zoo. There's also a carousel and other rides available so not a boring moment at this park.
Alex Sanchez | Apr 7, 2018
Fun Park year-round. Many things to do no matter what the season. Ample parking fun attractions lots of grass for that four-legged friends and family of yours. Moderately clean bathrooms. It has great museums to check out in the winter months. Beautiful fountains and World Fair attractions year round. I must do when you're in Queens.
Juan Lima | Mar 26, 2018
Great place to visit for a walk alone in the park or with the family and friends. Plenty of activity to choose from sporting events to looking at the lake in the park. Come here at different times during the season to experience the changes in scenery and it's a beautiful venue. During the summer there are carts that serve food to hungry visitors. Plenty of soccer going and if you go towards the end of August, go see the US Open tennis matches which run for about two weeks.
dresden | Apr 4, 2018
Biggest park in Queens. It's more of an open area park rather than a "path through the forest" type (for the later you can go to Forest Park). I wish they made more fitness areas, but overall its nice. It was pretty crowded on Sunday, as there were at least 30 groups playing soccer and many more people out and about, so if you don't like that don't go during a weekend. You can rent bikes and carts here too.
Juan Lizarraga | Apr 29, 2018
I was skeptical about what to expect, since I brought my wife as a date, to try to get her love golf. The course is very well mantained. Greens are fast and very beautiful. We had so much fun. Getting there was super easy. They sell food, drinks and they even rent clubs.
Howard Blue | May 2, 2018
Great park! While riding my bike in it, I reread a chapter in my book, Words at War (Scarecrow Press). The book tell how US radio helped the World War II effort. You'll love it. (But don't read it while riding your bike. I almost crashed. The book is that compelling!)
Albert Hendrickson | Jun 12, 2018
We went to see history being made. Justify crushed it!! The park was put together nicely. Plenty of solid food, drink choices. Unfortunately when 90,000 people cram into a place this small stuff happens. Surrounded by drunk idiots puking, urinating, and spilling drinks I powered on. Obnoxious college aged kids with pockets full of their parents money trashing the place. Great time for a level headed patient person. Buyer beware
James Reyes | Jun 5, 2018
This park is big and awesome. I've went on bike rides, boat rides and I really just enjoy relaxing here. It's a great park to chill in or even bbq in. They have pits almost everywhere and their constantly fixing it up and repairing the roads which makes it great for the bike rides. They even have bike rentals. I don't know about others but I love coming to this park. Depending on which part of the park you go of course.
Tom S | May 19, 2018
If Queens is the most diverse place in this world, flushing Meadows park is the sample size of it. Beautiful place with a lot of cultures mixing. Go here on any holiday and you'll be amazed. Only down side is the amount of trash that's left around after the celebrations :(
Janice Richardson | Jul 27, 2018
Loved the outing!! The zoo has been upgraded since last year, the petting zoo is still my favorite. The animals were out so we got to see them all. Treats by the zoo's restaurant & independent contractors is very high. I wish they would make it easier for larger families to enjoy ice cream, snacks, etc while they are there by dropping their prices. Let's face it treats are a part of the experience. Water, Ice cream bar $4., Hot dog $3. Adult admission$10, children $6.95. Besides that we had a ball and did get to enjoy all they offered , including snacks
Katherine De la Rosa | Jul 21, 2018
So many childhood memories here. Many fun times with family and friends. They amazing wonderful amenities like a petting zoo, rides, merry-go-round, food, and not to mention the infamous Flushing World Globe. Even tho I moved from queens 5 years ago, my heart will always be home.
Tania Hajjar | Jul 20, 2018
Went for the queens night market. Great food selection, vendors, and music. Its free to go and the prices are cheap so you wont break your wallet attending. Bubble ball game only $5.00 and live music and performances. Great for a date, hanging with friends or take the kids out for fun. Stop by the info booth and buy t shirt which helps fund the market.
Karim Cabrera | Jul 12, 2018
Most vibrant park in nyc besides central park. All walks of life and all sports are played here. Plenty of benches n picnic areas. Even a children's zoo n petting zoo. They have a small kids amusement park open all summer. Museums n restaurants and even the U.S. Open. A few lakes and the fountain under the globe. A great place to spend your time all year long.
Jenny Sunday | Jul 17, 2018
Walked around the unisphere the other day. It is an absolutely beautiful park if you find yourself in flushing or happen to work nearby. The fountain is awesome and there were a bunch of kids playing in the water. Family picnics and fun all around. I need go come back when it's less hot and explore more.
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