5 NYC Subway Routes That Should Be Brought Back
2. 1939 World’s Fair Line
This route ran as an extension from 71st Avenue in Forest Hills to Flushing Meadows at what is now College Point Boulevard and Horace Harding Expressway. It was intended from the beginning to be temporary and only last until the fair’s end in 1940. Before its demolition, the Queens borough president proposed a permanent extension from the World’s Fair stop that would serve Whitestone, College Point, and Flushing. Despite community support, regulations at the time would have made it a costly endeavor, so it was shelved in order to bring the Van Wyck and Whitestone Expressways together (thanks for that Robert Moses). Expansion aside, bringing back the short-lived spur from Forest Hills to Flushing Meadows would help connect currently underserved areas of Flushing and Corona in a way that is more efficient than the current tangle of often unreliable buses.