Date: May 15, 2013
Press Release Number: 50-2013
Port Authority to coordinate with NJ Transit to provide substitute bus service between Newark Penn Station and Newark Liberty
Electrical maintenance work for the Port Authority’s AirTrain Newark will necessitate closure of Newark Liberty International Airport’s Northeast Corridor Rail Station and suspension of NJ Transit and Amtrak trains serving Newark Liberty International Airport from 8:00 p.m. Saturday, May 18, until 10:00 a.m. Sunday, May 19. NJ Transit and Amtrak trains will bypass the station during those hours, however bus service will be provided between Newark Penn Station and the airport’s three terminals to accommodate customers.
The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey operates both AirTrain Newark and the rail station and will have a contractor perform the work during those hours to coincide with one of the lightest usage periods.
The Port Authority will cover the operating costs of six dedicated NJ Transit coach-style buses and drivers between Newark Penn Station and Newark Liberty’s Terminals A, B and C during the evening and overnight periods when train service normally serves the airport rail station, except between approximately 2 a.m. and 5 a.m. when train service typically does not operate. Rail tickets or valid monthly passes between Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR) and the passenger’s origin or destination station still will be required for travel on Amtrak and NJ Transit trains, and are needed to connect with substitute bus service at Newark Penn Station.
Buses will pick up and drop off passengers at the main entrance of Newark Penn Station (Raymond Plaza West) and the NJ Transit bus stops on the Level 1 frontages of Terminals A, B and C at the airport. Port Authority staff and/or Customer Care Representatives will be available to help guide passengers to the buses.
AirTrain Newark will continue to operate on-airport, providing service between the terminals, parking lots and rental car facilities connected to AirTrain stations. Customers using NJ Transit or Amtrak trains during these hours should leave extra time for their travel to and from the airport.
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 New York. 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 relies on revenues generated by facility users, tolls, fees and rents as well as loans, bond financing, and federal grants to fund its operations. For more information, please visit http://www.panynj.gov.