Press Release Article


Date: Apr 10, 2015
Press Release Number: 46-2015

Free shuttle bus service between John F. Kennedy International

Airport's rail link and terminals will minimize impacts to travelers

Scheduled maintenance on AirTrain JFK will take place during overnight and early morning hours April 12-16, weather permitting. During this period, the Port Authority is providing free shuttle buses to the terminals and parking lots. Airport Customer Care Representatives, AirTrain and other Port Authority staff will be on duty to provide enhanced information for passengers during the train service suspensions.

Beginning Sunday, there will be a partial shutdown of the AirTrain JFK for a 13-hour period from 10 p.m. each night until 11 a.m. the following day. AirTrain service will continue to operate normally from Federal Circle to Jamaica Station, with the exception of Monday, April 13 overnight closure. During that time there will be no AirTrain service available from the Howard Beach station. Free shuttle buses will be provided from Howard Beach and Lefferts Blvd stations and from Federal Circle to the Central Terminal Area and within the Central Terminal Area. Shuttle bus service will transport passengers to and from the following stops:

Federal Circle to Howard Beach and Lefferts Boulevard stations.

Federal Circle to Central Terminal Area, making stops at all terminals; buses will not stop along service road stops.

Federal Circle to Lefferts Blvd. / Kiss and Fly lot, buses will not stop along the way.

Long-term Parking Lot 9 Direct to Central Terminal Area (“Lot 9”), buses will not stop at Federal Circle or along service road stops, buses will stop along canopy route in Lot 9 as well as their usual stop near Lefferts Blvd., buses will go directly to the Central Terminal Area, making stops at all terminals.

Service Road Local (“SRL”), Buses will follow their usual route from Federal Circle through the North and South Service Road areas on either side of the Van Wyck Expressway.

Central Terminal Area Loop, making stops at all terminals.

All buses will display appropriate route information on their electronic signs. Wait times will be minimized with increased bus service as needed. Please see Customer Care Representatives for assistance, and allow extra time when traveling to and from the two airports during this period.

For further updates on AirTrain JFK or for other Port Authority airport travel advisories, please check or call (888) JFK-INFO (535-4636).

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