JFK AirTrain to shut down tonight through Monday for repairs

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Travelers will have a harder time than usual getting around John F. Kennedy International Airport beginning Thursday night and into the weekend, as much of the AirTrain system will be closed for repairs.

The shutdown takes effect at 8 p.m. tonight along the JFK AirTrain between Federal Circle and all airline terminals serving the Central Terminal Area. There also won’t be any AirTrain service to and from the Howard Beach and Lefferts Boulevard stations. The disruptions will continue through 4 p.m. Monday, June 8.

Shuttle buses will replace AirTrain service between the closed AirTrain stations and the terminals. AirTrain service will operate normally between Federal Circle and Jamaica Station at all times except from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Sunday, June 7, when that line will be closed.

According to the Port Authority, the shutdown is necessary to perform system maintenance work. Additional JFK customer service representatives and Port Authority employees will be on duty at the airport and affected stations during the disruption to help customers get around.

All travelers heading to and from JFK are urged to allow additional travel time and prepare for any delays. Click here or call 888-JFK-INFO (535-4636) for further information.


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