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Alex Jafari


NJ Transit to suspend service to Newark airport

Service to Newark Airport Rail Station along the Northeast Corridor will be suspended for 75 days starting May 1. The closure of the airport train station is related to maintenance work being done on the Newark Airport Monorail, which travels between the terminals and airport parking lots,according to the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey. In a written statement, the Port Authority wrote that the closure is needed to allow for repairs to several eroded sites along the monorail's tracks. Instead, riders will be able to take NJ Transit buses to the airport from Newark Penn Station. However, Jack May, vice president of the New Jersey Association of Railroad Passengers,said this is not the most convenient solution for passengers, because NJ Transit could run a bus service directly from the Newark Airport train station to the airport itself, rather than from Newark Penn Station. Emergency access roads were constructed near and connected to the NJ Transit/Amtrak/Monorail Intermodal Station when the Monorail was built in 1996. “I think it’s a very poor policy of theirs,” May said.

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