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AirTrain

The new AirTrain Terminal serves travelers in and around JFK International Airport.
Project Highlights 
  • Installed lighting, public address, CCTV and electrical and mechanical systems
  • Rebuilt railroad platform at Jamaica Station
Transit & Systems
Queens, New York
Customer 
Port Authority of New York & New Jersey, Metropolitan Transit Authority, Long Island Rail Road
Business Unit 
RailWorks Transit
Project Description 

RailWorks rebuilt and modernized Jamaica Station and constructed the AirTrain Terminal as part of the AirTrain project, a $1.9 billion automated people mover shuttle system to provide ground transportation to, from and around JFK International Airport.

Project Scope 

RailWorks began work on the five-year, $72 million AirTrain project in 2001. RailWorks installed all the lighting, public address, closed-circuit television, electrical service and distribution equipment systems, as well as lightning protection and mechanical systems. Phase I, completed in late 2003, focused on constructing a modern, eight-story AirTrain station giving riders access to a street lobby and portal mezzanine to connect to Long Island Rail Road’s five-platform commuter service. Phase II, completed in late 2006, focused on rebuilding the Long Island Rail Road’s five, 1,000-foot station platforms to accommodate new systems and more riders.

Unique Features 

A key challenge of the project was updating the landmark Jamaica Station while preserving its historic elements dating back to 1916.