Date: Mar 09, 2012
Press Release Number: 34-2012
During the next two weeks, service adjustments are planned on AirTrain Newark to accommodate ongoing work on the new in-line baggage screening system at Terminal C, and on the AirTrain guideway, at Newark Liberty International Airport.
To allow the in-line baggage screening work to proceed, AirTrain Newark service between P4 and Terminal B at Newark Airport will be suspended for up to 37 hours on two weekends – from 12:01 a.m. Saturday, March 10, to 1 p.m. Sunday, March 11, and from 12:01 a.m. Saturday, March 17, to 1 p.m. Sunday, March 18.
During the service suspensions, AirTrain will operate with the following revised level of service:
12:01 a.m.to 5 a.m. Saturday: Shuttles from P1 to P3, P3 to Terminal B, and P4 to RaiLink
5:01 a.m. to 11:59 p.m. Saturday: Four-train loop operating at five-minute intervals between P1 and Terminal B, plus a double shuttle between P4 and RaiLink
Midnight to 7 a.m. Sunday: Shuttles from P1 to P3, P3 to Terminal B, and P4 to RaiLink
7:01 a.m.to 1 p.m. Sunday: Four train loop operating at five-minute intervals between P1 and Terminal B, plus a double shuttle between P4 and RaiLink
In addition, beginning at midnight on March 12 and ending on or about March 16, AirTrain Newark service from Station P4 to the RaiLink Station will be reduced to allow for the rehabilitation of a portion of the guideway rail heating system. During this time, there will be a one-train shuttle operation from P4 to the RaiLink Station supplemented with a busing operation. Customer service representatives will be on hand to direct and assist customers. Service between P4, Terminals A, B and C, and parking lots P1, P2 and P3 will not be affected.
To maintain the best possible level of service for EWR customers during this work, AirTrain service will be supplemented with up to 20 buses dedicated to connections between the terminals and the parking lot stations, and as many as 20 additional customer service representatives will be on hand to direct and assist customers.
Port Authority of New York and New Jersey
Justine Karp, 212 435-7777
The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, which does not receive tax dollars from either state, operates many of the busiest and most important transportation links in the region. They include John F. Kennedy International, Newark Liberty International, LaGuardia, Stewart International and Teterboro airports; AirTrain JFK and AirTrain Newark; the George Washington Bridge and Bus Station; the Lincoln and Holland tunnels; the three bridges between Staten Island and New Jersey; the PATH (Port Authority Trans-Hudson) rapid-transit system; Port Newark; the Elizabeth-Port Authority Marine Terminal; the Howland Hook Marine Terminal on Staten Island; the Brooklyn Piers/Red Hook Container Terminal; the Port Authority-Port Jersey Marine Terminal and the Port Authority Bus Terminal in midtown Manhattan. The agency also owns the 16-acre World Trade Center site in Lower Manhattan.