Press Release Article


Date: Nov 05, 2015
Press Release Number: 175-2015

Free shuttle bus service will be provided to minimize impacts to travelers

Due to system maintenance, a partial shutdown of AirTrain JFK will take effect 10 p.m. on Friday, 11/6 through 2 p.m. Saturday, 11/7, again from Saturday at 10 p.m. until Sunday, 11/8 at 2 p.m., and again 7 p.m. Monday, 11/9 until 7 a.m. Tuesday, 11/10 between Jamaica and Federal Circle stations, weather permitting. The Port Authority will provide free shuttle buses in both directions between Federal Circle and Jamaica Station. All other stations and rail links to the terminals and parking lots will operate on their normal schedule.

Additional maintenance work will be conducted the following week requiring a partial shutdown of the AirTrain JFK system. Beginning at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, 11/10 through 7 a.m. Wednesday, 11/11, there will be no service to the Howard Beach Station. Free shuttle bus service will be provided from Federal Circle, Howard Beach and Lefferts Boulevard stations. Beginning at 7 p.m. Wednesday, 11/11 through 7 a.m. Thursday, 11/12, again from Thursday at 7 p.m. until 7 a.m. Friday, 11/13, AirTrain service to the Central Terminal Area and Howard Beach Station will be suspended. Free shuttle bus service will be provided and AirTrain service will continue to operate normally from Federal Circle to Jamaica Station.

Passengers and airport employees are advised to allow extra time when traveling to and from John F. Kennedy International Airport during these times.

For further updates on AirTrain JFK and other Port Authority airport travel advisories, please check or call (888) JFK-INFO (535-4636). To learn more about the Port Authority, visit us at or on our blog at

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