Smoke Conditions Shut Down AirTrain Service To JFK Airport

WCBS 880 Newsroom
December 02, 2019 - 7:21 pm

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NEW YORK (WCBS 880) — AirTrain service was shutdown to John F. Kennedy International Airport Monday night because of smoke conditions on the tracks.

The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey said all trains were brought to stations and service was suspended just after 5:45 p.m.

Shuttle buses were dispatched to transport commuters between airport terminals and transit depots. The service is free and will continue throughout the duration of the AirTrain outage.

Port Authority tells travelers to allow for extra time to get to their destinations.

The shutdown happened just as a snow storm began hitting the Tri-State area and causing significant delays at JFK Airport.

The airport has totaled about 40 flight cancellations and 375 delays at 7 p.m., according to FlightAware.

It remains unclear when AirTrain Service will resume.