EWR Monorail, Station to Close May 1 for 75 Days

Newark Liberty International Airport’s monorail system is showing its age, and it will shut down May 1 for a 75-day overhaul, according to the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, which operates the transportation system, reported by Steve Strunsky in the Star-Ledger (April 9).  The monorail is the only way to get from NJ Transit’s airport station to the airport’s terminals, so train service will also be suspended during the repair period.  The repairs include fixes to the steel and epoxy running surface; the years of service have eroded 60 spots along the 6.3-mile system.  Buses from airport terminals to Newark Penn Station will replace the monorail.

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Hoboken Terminal Building Closed

Less than two days after PATH train service returned to Hoboken, New Jersey Transit’s historic terminal has been closed to the public.  Informed sources say that it was closed because of mold contamination from flooding caused by Hurricane Sandy.  Notices posted on the doors to the station waiting room say that the building has been closed while the clean-up after the storm proceeds.

The ticket office and customer-service office are operating in temporary trailers.  No estimate has been given for when the waiting room and businesses will reopen, but an informed source at NJT said that it could take months.