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TRAVEL ADVISORY - AIRTRAIN JFK WILL HAVE A PARTIAL SHUTDOWN FOR ANNUAL EMERGENCY TRAINING EXERCISE FROM 4 A.M. to 2 P.M. SATURDAY, OCTOBER 14

Date: Oct 13, 2017
Press Release Number: 190-2017

Free shuttle bus service will be provided to minimize impact on travelers

On Saturday, October 14, there will be a partial shutdown of AirTrain JFK service beginning at 4 a.m. and ending at 2 p.m. to accommodate an emergency training exercise. AirTrain JFK will not operate between Federal Circle and Howard Beach.

As part of the emergency exercise, smoke conditions will be simulated.

Free shuttle bus service will be provided in both directions from Federal Circle to the Howard Beach and Lefferts Boulevard stations. At Federal Circle, passengers can transfer to train service to all terminals.

Passengers and airport employees are advised to allow extra time when traveling to and from John F. Kennedy International Airport during this period. Additional airport customer care representatives, AirTrain JFK and other Port Authority staff will be on duty to better provide information for passengers during the train suspension.

For further updates on AirTrain JFK and other Port Authority airport travel advisories, please check www.paalerts.com/recent_airportalerts.aspx or call (888) 739-0236. To learn more about the Port Authority, visit panynj.gov.

Contact:
The 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 the 1,776-foot-tall One World Trade Center 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.