Press Release Article


Date: May 15, 2015
Press Release Number: 73-2015

Riders may experience increased wait times at AirTrain JFK stations and for those traveling to Newark Liberty International Airport, free shuttle bus service between the airport’s rail link and terminals will be provided

Scheduled maintenance on both Newark and JFK AirTrain systems will take place over the next several days, weather permitting, necessitating longer wait times at JFK Airport and shuttle bus service at Newark Liberty International Airport.

At JFK Airport, AirTrain JFK will operate every 16 minutes between 4 a.m. and 6 a.m. from the Jamaica and Howard Beach stations, with service between terminals in the Central Terminal Area operating every 9 minutes to allow for system upgrades. This pattern will continue until 6 a.m. on Friday, May 22.

At Newark Liberty International Airport, AirTrain Newark service will be suspended from 10 p.m. Saturday, May 16, through 7 a.m. Sunday, May 17, for system-wide maintenance work. This temporary service disruption will not impact NJ Transit or Amtrak service, with the Newark Airport train station remaining open. Free shuttle buses will be available between that station and the terminals and parking lots.

During the AirTrain Newark outage, all buses will display appropriate route information on their electronic signs. Wait times will be minimized with increased bus service as needed. Additional airport Customer Care Representatives, AirTrain and other Port Authority staff will be on duty to provide enhanced information for passengers during the train suspension.

Travelers are urged to leave extra time to get to and from the either airport during these hours and to see a Customer Care Representative for assistance if needed.

For further updates on either AirTrain Newark or JFK or for other Port Authority airport travel advisories, please check or call(888) EWR-INFO (397-4636) and (888) JFK-INFO (535-4636).

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