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New York City Transit -> LIRR
Jamaica Station

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Jamaica

Jamaica Station is an extremely busy station on the LIRR. All but one line that goes to a NYC terminal stops, or goes through, this funnel point on the system (the exception is the Port Washington branch). It is very common for all 3 inbound tracks to have trains stopped simultaneously. The train on the center opens both sets of doors to allow passengers to transfer through the middle train. NY bound passengers have a choice of Penn Station, Brooklyn or Hunters Point bound trains. All-in-all a great place to watch commuter trains at work.

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nyc-cr-lirr-jamaica-102904-01.jpg (63880 bytes)The exterior of Jamaica station as seen from the street. (10/29/04) nyc-cr-lirr-jamaica-020303-01.jpg (334019 bytes)Change at Jamaica outbound center track (2/3/03)
nyc-cr-lirr-jamaica-020303-02.jpg (323616 bytes)Another outbound train at Jamaica (2/3/03) nyc-cr-lirr-jamaica-020303-03.jpg (408034 bytes)New locomotive pulling double-decker cars at Jamaica (2/3/03)
nyc-cr-lirr-jamaica-020303-06.jpg (366056 bytes)Eastern throat of Jamaica. What a complex of switches! (2/3/03) nyc-cr-lirr-jamaica-102904-03.jpg (64879 bytes)Double-decker train. AirTrain station to JFK is to the right. (10/29/04)
nyc-cr-lirr-jamaica-102904-05.jpg (58412 bytes)Inbound train leaving. (10/29/04) nyc-cr-lirr-jamaica-102904-04.jpg (62769 bytes)One of the new M7 class trains heading inbound to NY. (10/29/04)
As seen from the Airtrain station (10/05/13) As seen from walkway to the Airtrain. (10/05/13)
 

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