THE PORT AUTHORITY OF NY & NJ

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MEDIA ADVISORY - NEWARK LIBERTY AIRPORT RAIL STATION TEMPORARILY CLOSED DUE TO WATER PIPE BREAK AND OVERPASS FLOODING

Date: Jan 22, 2014
Press Release Number: 19-2014

Buses shuttling passengers between Newark Penn Station and airport terminals

The Port Authority and New Jersey Transit are running buses between Newark Penn Station and the terminals at Newark Liberty International Airport, following a break in a sprinkler head this afternoon caused flooding and forced closure of the airport’s Northeast Corridor rail link station.

Travelers on NJ Transit and Amtrak trains to the airport can access buses at Newark Penn Station to the airport terminals on NJ Transit 62 buses or some supplemental Port Authority buses. Arriving fliers can access the buses in front of the terminals for the trip to Newark Penn Station to catch their trains.

AirTrain tickets will be honored on all buses to and from the airport.

The Port Authority urges airport travelers using rail to leave additional time to ensure they arrive on time for their flights.  Airlines have been notified of possible delays in passenger arrivals for flights.

Airport Customer Care Representatives have been assigned to help travelers access the buses.

Port Authority employees are working to fix the pipe and clear the flooding on the overpass connecting the rail link platforms and AirTrain Newark station, with the goal of restoring full operations at the Northeast Corridor rail link station tomorrow.

For up-date-info information on AirTrain EWR and other airport alerts: http://www.airportinfoalerts.com/recent_airportalerts.aspx

CONTACT:
Port Authority of New York and New Jersey
212-435-7777

Founded in 1921, the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey builds, operates, and maintains many of the most important transportation and trade infrastructure assets in the country. The agency’s network of aviation, ground, rail, and seaport facilities is among the busiest in the country, supports more than 550,000 regional jobs, and generates more than $23 billion in annual wages and $80 billion in annual economic activity. The Port Authority also owns and manages the 16-acre World Trade Center site, where construction crews are building the iconic One World Trade Center, which is now the tallest skyscraper in the Western Hemisphere. The Port Authority receives no tax revenue from either the State of New York or New Jersey or from the City of New York. The agency raises the necessary funds for the improvement, construction or acquisition of its facilities primarily on its own credit. For more information, please visit http://www.panynj.gov.