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MEDIA ADVISORY - AIRTRAIN NEWARK SERVICE TO BE SUSPENDED FOR REPAIRS BEGINNING MAY 1, 2014

Date: Apr 08, 2014
Press Release Number: 73-2014

AirTrain Newark service will be suspended for approximately 75 days beginning Thursday, May 1, 2014, to allow the Port Authority to perform critical repair work to the on-airport rail system. The AirTrain station that links to New Jersey Transit and Amtrak trains along the Northeast Corridor Rail Line will be closed throughout the service suspension. Substitute shuttle bus service will be provided from Newark Penn Station.

During the closure, shuttle buses also will provide service between terminals, lots P2 and P3 (daily parking and rental car areas), and the P4 Garage (including valet and hotel courtesy vans). Normal shuttle bus service between long-term (economy) parking and the terminals will not be affected by the AirTrain service suspension. Short-term parking lots at Terminals A, B and C are within walking distance of the terminals.

While structurally safe, dozens of spots on the system's 6.3-mile running surface that consists of a welded steel grid and epoxy grout are showing signs of erosion - similar to how potholes appear on roadways - and need replacement.

Customers are urged to find alternate means of travel to and from the airport if possible, and consider getting dropped off and picked up at the airport.

In addition to direct shuttle bus service from Newark Penn Station, other ground transportation options at Newark Airport include:

  • Bus service via NJ Transit Bus Lines go28, 37, 62, 67, and 107. Visit www.njtransit.com for more information.
  • The Newark Airport express bus that connects all three passenger terminals to Grand Central Station (41st Street between Park and Lexington avenues), Bryant Park (42nd Street and 5th Avenue), and the Port Authority Bus Terminal (41st Street between 8th and 9th avenues). Visit http://www.coachusa.com/olympia/ss.newarkairport.asp for more information.
  • Taxi, car and van service for connections between the airport and locations throughout New Jersey, New York, Connecticut and Pennsylvania. Visit http://www.panynj.gov/airports/ewr-taxi-car-van-service.html for more information.

Customers using shuttle bus service are strongly urged to allow extra time and be prepared for possible delays. Regular ticket fees will apply for service between the airport and Newark Penn Station. Shuttle bus travel from terminal to terminal, and between terminals, parking and rental car areas is free of charge.

The Port Authority will have additional Customer Care Representatives, easily identified by their red jackets, available in key locations to assist customers throughout the service suspension.

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.


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