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Port Authority schedules AirTrain closures through mid-October for maintenance

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Posted: Friday, September 6, 2013 5:41 pm | Updated: 10:50 am, Tue Sep 10, 2013.

The Port Authority will begin scheduled and lengthy closures of AirTrain service to and from John F. Kennedy International Airport beginning Saturday morning, Sept. 7 to accommodate overhauls, repairs and equipment replacement on the 10-year-old rail line.

The work is expected to take place periodically over the next six weeks through mid-October. 

The PA announced on Friday that free shuttle buses will be available from the Jamaica and Howard Beach stations to Federal Circle for transfer to buses that will take riders to individual JFK terminals during periods when the AirTrain is down. Customer care representatives will be on hand during those times to guide travelers to the appropriate buses. There will be no charge for the buses, nor for the AirTrain when partial track closures are in effect.

The PA also will close the JFK Expressway into the central terminal area this weekend and next to erect steel to replace abridge across the roadway. More information is available at http://www.panynj.gov/airports/jfk-airtrain.html.

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