Jamaica is a major hub station of the Long Island Rail Road, and is located in Jamaica, Queens, New York City. It is the largest transit hub on Long Island and is one of the busiest railroad stations in North America, with weekday ridership exceeding 200,000 passengers. In the New York City area, it ranks behind only Pennsylvania Station, Grand Central Terminal, and Secaucus Junction in number of daily trains, with over 1,000 trains passing through it every day.
The Jamaica station is located on an embankment above street level and contains five platforms and eight tracks for LIRR trains, with a sixth platform under construction as of 2016. A concourse above the LIRR platforms connects to a station on the AirTrain JFK elevated people mover to John F.