Basic Info

Opened: 1836

Rebuilt: 1912-1913, 2001-2006

Branch(es): Hempstead, West Hempstead, Oyster Bay, Montauk, Babylon, Long Beach, Far Rockaway, Ronkonkoma/Greenport & Huntington/Port Jefferson, Belmont Park.

City Terminal Zone(s): Atlantic Terminal, Long Island City, & Penn Station.

Connection(s): NYC Subway (E), (J), (Z), NYC Bus (Q20A, Q20B, Q24, Q30, Q31, Q43, Q44 SBS, Q54, Q56), MTA Bus (Q6, Q8, Q9, Q25, Q34, Q40, Q41, Q60, Q65).

State: New York


 Notes

Jamaica is a major transit hub for the Long Island Rail Road. It connects almost all major LIRR Branches (except Port Washington) to the (E), (J), and (Z) NYC Subway lines and the Airtrain JFK people mover. It is my favorite station because of the architecture of the entire thing. The lobby is spacious and nice, the view of the trains are amazing, the switches and junctions and all that stuff on the LIRR side is mesmerizing and interesting, and the other services, like the NYC Subway and AirTrain JFK add an extra coolness factor to the station. The only con I don't like is the $7.75 (subject to change) fare on AirTrain JFK. That is bullshit. $5 was fine enough.


 Photos

Photo(s) taken on 07/01/2020

One of the signs you see when you ride the escalator to the mezzanine.
An elevator. Also, look at the architecture of the place. This is amazing architecture.
The food choices availiable in the lobby. Because of me taking this during the COVID-19 Pandemic, these places were closed.
The entrance of the new "Platform F." It's done, but for some reason during the time that I took this, it was closed.
The complex trackwork at Jamaica. This is most likely one of the reasons why trains operate at a slow speed here.
This picture was taken on the second overpass. The refresh rate of my camera makes it look like the monitors were broken in a way, but in reality, they were working fine.
Here's a view of the tracks and canopies and the mezzanine in the forefront.
Okay, now THIS is the best M7 picture that I have taken.
This too. In fact, fuck it. THIS is the best M7 picture that I have taken. TO DATE!

Photo(s) taken on 06/29/2020

A view of the AirTrain JFK Lobby.

Photo(s) taken on 06/08/2020

This is the second Kawasaki M9 that I have been on. Very comfortable ride. Although, I will always be M7 gang for life.
This is the reason why I love Jamaica. Why? Look at the photo. It speaks ten thousand words.
Just look at the architecture. It's so mid-2000's which makes the already cool station cooler. It's so cool that it's cryogenic.

Photo(s) taken on 02/17/2020

I love the M7, fight me.

Photo(s) taken on ??/??/2016

This is a picture I took for my Instagram at the time. That instagram has since been deleted and I have no precise date on when I took this picture.

Source(s):

Wikipedia.


This page was last updated on 07/06/2020.


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