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The World's Fair Railroad was a branch of New York City's Independent Subway System, now the IND division of the New York City Subway, serving the 1939 New York World's Fair. It split from the IND Queens Boulevard Line at an existing flying junction east of Forest Hills–71st Avenue, ran through Jamaica Yard and then ran northeast and north through Flushing Meadows–Corona Park (roughly where the Van Wyck Expressway (I-678) is now) to the World's Fair Railroad station, a bit south of Horace Harding Boulevard (now the Long Island Expressway (I-495)). The World's Fair Railroad and station are the only IND line and station to have been closed and demolished.

The Interborough Rapid Transit Company (IRT) and Brooklyn–Manhattan Transit Corporation (BMT) also served the World's Fair, but did so directly with World's Fair (now Willets Point–Shea Stadium) station on the dual-operated Flushing Line (which was rebuilt into an express station for the Fair). A Long Island Rail Road station (now Shea Stadium) was built next to the Flushing Line station.

Public use of the line coincided with the operation of the Fair — April 30, 1939 to October 27, 1940.

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