Starting today, May 1, The Newark Liberty International Airport’s rail line, AirTrain, will be shut down for about 75 days for repairs. The rail system connects the airport’s terminals and parking lots and also links to NJ Transit and Amtrak train lines. The Port Authority will add shuttle bus service from Newark Penn Station during the repairs.
The 75-day project will include repairing erosion to 60 spots along the steel and epoxy running surface of the 6.3-mile system, line are showing signs of erosion, caused by the elements and countless miles. The running surface is a kind of narrow roadway – in which rubber bears the weight of the monorail cars – above a metal rail that transfers power to the cars, the Port Authority says, and need replacement..
Travelers using the shuttle buses from Newark Penn Station should allow extra time. That service will be subject to regular fees. Shuttle bus travel from terminal to terminal and between terminals and parking and rental car areas will be free.