Press Release Article


Date: Jun 08, 2018
Press Release Number: 99-2018

A full shutdown will occur from 8PM Friday to 12:01AM Saturday, with a partial shutdown after that until 5PM Sunday

Free shuttle bus service available throughout the weekend to minimize impact on travelers

Beginning at 8 p.m. Friday, June 8, until 12:01 a.m. Saturday, June 9, AirTrain JFK will have a full shutdown for scheduled maintenance. Additionally, there will be a partial shutdown beginning 12:01 a.m. Saturday, until 5 p.m. Sunday, June 10, for scheduled maintenance.

The partial shutdown will affect the AirTrain JFK system from Federal Circle to Howard Beach, including Lefferts Boulevard, and from Federal Circle to all terminals.

Free bus service will be provided to and throughout the Central Terminal area during both the full and partial shutdown periods.

Passengers and airport employees are advised to allot for extra time when traveling to and from John F. Kennedy Airport during these times. Additional airport customer care representatives, AirTrain and other Port Authority staff will be on duty to better provide information for passengers during the train suspension.

For further updates on AirTrain JFK and other Port Authority airport travel advisories, please check or call (888) 739-0236. To learn more about the Port Authority, visit

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