New York Plans AirTrain to LaGuardia

By Paul Riegler on 21 January 2015
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AirTrain JFK near Terminal 8

AirTrain JFK near Terminal 8

New York will build a new AirTrain that will connect LaGuardia Airport to the New York City subway and Long Island Rail Road.

On Tuesday, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo announced plans to build an elevated train to provide access to public transit in a manner similar to what currently serves John F. Kennedy International and Newark Liberty International airports.

The new train would run along the Grand Central Parkway and connect to the 7 train and the LIRR at a terminal in Queens at the Willets Point stop.

“You can’t get to LaGuardia by train today,” Cuomo said, speaking in front of the Association for a Better New York.  “And that really is inexcusable.  And we’re going to change over the next several years.”

If the project is realized, it will cost $450 million and be completed within the next five years. The AirTrain to JFK, a 3-line, 8.1 miles (13.0 km)-long system, opened in 2003 at a cost of $1.9 billion.

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