AirTrain to Newark Airport to Close for Repairs in May

Bad news for passengers in the New York/New Jersey area: The Port Authority has announced that AirTrain service to Newark Liberty International Airport will be suspended for approximately 75 days beginning Thursday, May 1. According to a statement, this will allow the Port Authority to "perform critical repair work to the on-airport rail system." 

The AirTrain station that links to New Jersey Transit and Amtrak trains along the Northeast Corridor Rail Line will be closed throughout the service suspension, with no trains stopping. Substitute shuttle bus service will be provided from Newark Penn Station to the airport, its parking lots and rental car outlets. 

To get to the airport from New York City, a Newark Airport express bus connects all three passenger terminals to Grand Central Station (41st Street between Park and Lexington avenues), Bryant Park (42nd Street and 5th Avenue), and the Port Authority Bus Terminal (41st Street between 8th and 9th avenues). Visit for more information.

According to, the system handles as many between 25,000 and 30,000 passenger trips per day.