Opened: December 17, 2003
Route(s): Jamaica, Howard Beach, All Terminals
Connection(s): NYC Subway (E), (J), (Z) @ Jamaica, (A) at Howard Beach. LIRR (All branches except Port Washington @ Jamaica)
State: New York
AirTrain JFK is an automated people mover that transports people in and out of JFK Airport. It contains of three lines, the All Terminals, Jamaica, and Howard Beach trains. The rolling stock consists of Bombardier Innovia train cars that are typically in a 2 car configuration. It is free to use around JFK Airport, but if you're at Howard Beach or Jamaica, it costs $7.75 (subject to change) to enter and exit. It provides a bunch of connections, like the (E), (J), (Z) as well as the Long Island Railroad in Jamaica, and the (A) at Howard Beach. You can also take it to connect to multiple bus lines throughout the Airport, like the Q10 bus at Terminal 5 for example. This system is basically your gateway from the airport to either Long Island or NYC. Not only that, it's a damn good one as well, with AirTrains arriving every 5 minutes, so you can get to your destination in a (hopefully) timely manner.
Now, off topic, this is the train system that got me into trains. I remember being a young kid being mesmerized by this train system. Brings back great memories. I love this train system, but I do have some criticisms. For example, because this is a Bombardier train (LOL) the ride is very rough when it's fast. It's like if you shook a baby. Ok, maybe it's not that extreme, in fact, it's not. But, it's rough. Oh well, Long live AirTrain JFK.
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