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1978 brochure
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The JFK Express, advertised as The Train to The Plane, was a premium-fare service of the New York City Subway, connecting midtown Manhattan to Howard Beach–JFK Airport on the IND Rockaway Line, where a bus connected to John F. Kennedy International Airport. AirTrain JFK now serves the purpose of this bus. Howard Beach is currently served at all times by the "A" train (Eighth Avenue Express). However, AirTrain also connects to Jamaica with Long Island Rail Road service to Manhattan. Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1169x850, 315 KB) 1978 JFK Express brochure, from [1]. This is from before 1989 and has no copyright notice, which was required at that time. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1169x850, 315 KB) 1978 JFK Express brochure, from [1]. This is from before 1989 and has no copyright notice, which was required at that time. ... Image File history File links JFK Express ticket, from [1]. This is from before 1989 and has no copyright notice, which was required at that time. ... Image File history File links JFK Express ticket, from [1]. This is from before 1989 and has no copyright notice, which was required at that time. ... The New York City Subway is a rapid transit system owned by the City of New York and leased to the New York City Transit Authority, an affiliate of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority as MTA New York City Transit. ... View of Midtown from Empire State Building. ... Howard Beach–JFK is a station on the IND Rockaway Line of the New York City Subway. ... The IND Rockaway Line is a rapid transit line of the IND Division of the New York City Subway. ... John F. Kennedy International Airport (IATA: JFK, ICAO: KJFK), originally known as Idlewild Airport, is an international airport located in Jamaica, Queens, in southeastern New York City about 12 miles (19 km) from Lower Manhattan. ... AirTrain JFK is a 13 km (8. ... The A Eighth Avenue Express is a rapid transit service of the New York City Subway. ... An M3 railcar The Long Island Rail Road or LIRR (often referred to as the L-I-double-R) is a commuter rail system serving the length of Long Island, New York, United States. ...


The premium fare was collected on board the cars. The JFK Express used exclusively R46 cars for most of its existence though near its end R44 cars were used when the R46 cars began to enter midlife overhauls. The R46 subway car was built by Pullman Standard in Chicago, Illinois in 1975-1978 for the IND and BMT routes of the New York Subway. ... The R44 is a model of passenger train car which operates on the New York City Subway and the Staten Island Railway. ...


JFK Express service began in September 23, 1978; the Metropolitan Transportation Authority created a few 30-second long television commercials to promote the service, two of which can be found in a one-minute long YouTube video clip under "Train to the Plane". The JFK Express was not a success, seeing low ridership, in part because the train did not actually serve any airline terminals, but rather transferred passengers to a shuttle bus. The train was discontinued on April 15, 1990, long before AirTrain JFK opened.[1] The JFK Express occupied the express tracks of the A train; the current use of these tracks by the A makes the JFK Express route impractical today. September 23 is the 266th day of the year (267th in leap years). ... 1978 (MCMLXXVIII) was a common year starting on Sunday. ... April 15 is the 105th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (106th in leap years). ... MCMXC redirects here; for the Enigma album, see MCMXC a. ... AirTrain JFK is a 13 km (8. ... The A Eighth Avenue Express is a rapid transit service of the New York City Subway. ...


At times, regular passengers were allowed on the trains due to disruptions on other services; this included the 1988 closure of the south side of the Manhattan Bridge [2]. 1988 (MCMLXXXVIII) was a leap year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Manhattan Bridge is a suspension bridge that crosses the East River in New York City, connecting Lower Manhattan with Brooklyn. ...


Station listing

The JFK Express used the IND 63rd Street Line, IND Sixth Avenue Line, IND Eighth Avenue Line, IND Fulton Street Line and IND Rockaway Line. The IND 63rd Street Line is a rapid transit line of the IND division of the New York City Subway system. ... The Sixth Avenue Line is a rapid transit line of the IND division of the New York City Subway system, running mostly under Sixth Avenue in Manhattan. ... A 1941 view of a sign for the Eighth Avenue Subway The Eighth Avenue Line is the original rapid transit line of the Independent Subway System (IND), now run by the New York City Transit Authority as part of the New York City Subway system. ... Fulton St. ... The IND Rockaway Line is a rapid transit line of the IND Division of the New York City Subway. ...

  • 21st Street–Queensbridge (opened October 29, 1989)
  • Roosevelt Island (opened October 29, 1989)
  • Lexington Avenue–63rd Street (opened October 29, 1989)
  • 57th Street at Sixth Avenue
  • 47th–50th Streets–Rockefeller Center at Sixth Avenue
  • 42nd Street–Bryant Park at Sixth Avenue
  • 34th Street–Herald Square at Sixth Avenue
  • West Fourth Street–Washington Square at Sixth Avenue
  • Chambers Street at Church Street
  • Broadway–Nassau Street at Fulton Street
  • Jay Street–Borough Hall in downtown Brooklyn
  • Howard Beach–JFK Airport (transfer to Port Authority shuttle bus to terminals)

21st Street–Queensbridge is a station on the IND 63rd Street Line of the New York City Subway. ... October 29 is the 302nd day of the year (303rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1989 (MCMLXXXIX) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Roosevelt Island is a station on the IND 63rd Street Line of the New York City Subway. ... October 29 is the 302nd day of the year (303rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1989 (MCMLXXXIX) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Lexington Avenue–63rd Street is a two-level station shared by the BMT and IND 63rd Street Lines of the New York City Subway. ... October 29 is the 302nd day of the year (303rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1989 (MCMLXXXIX) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 57th Street is a station on the IND Sixth Avenue Line of the New York City Subway. ... 47th–50th Streets–Rockefeller Center is an express station with an unusual track arrangement. ... 42nd Street–Bryant Park (formerly 42nd Street–Avenue of the Americas) is a rapid transit station on the IND Sixth Avenue Line of the New York City Subway at Bryant Park in Manhattan, New York City, United States. ... 34th Street or 34th Street–Herald Square is a New York City Subway station complex on the BMT Broadway Line and the IND Sixth Avenue Line. ... West Fourth Street–Washington Square is a station on the IND Sixth Avenue and IND Eighth Avenue Lines of the New York City Subway, located at the intersection of West Fourth Street and Sixth Avenue in Greenwich Village, Manhattan. ... Chambers Street is a 2 track center island platform station. ... Fulton Street–Broadway–Nassau Street is a rapid transit station complex on the New York City Subway in Lower Manhattan, New York City, United States. ... Jay Street–Borough Hall is a station on the IND Eighth Avenue Line and IND Sixth Avenue Line of the New York City Subway. ... Skyline of Downtown Brooklyn seen from the East River Metro Tech is a business center in Downtown Brooklyn Downtown Brooklyn is the third largest central business district in New York City (following Midtown Manhattan and Downtown Manhattan), and is located in the northwestern section of the borough of Brooklyn. ... Howard Beach–JFK is a station on the IND Rockaway Line of the New York City Subway. ... Tolls collected at the Holland Tunnel and other crossings help fund the Port Authority. ...

See also

Londons Heathrow Express runs non-stop from Paddington Station to Heathrow Airport. ... New York City airports; 1: JFK, 2:LGA, 3:EWR New York City is served by three major airports. ... The Lower Manhattan-Jamaica/JFK Transportation Project is a proposed public-works project in New York City that would use the Long Island Railroad Atlantic Avenue Line and a new tunnel under the East River to connect a new train station at the World Trade Center Transportation Hub site with... The Atlantic Avenue Branch of the Long Island Rail Road runs from Downtown Brooklyn to Valley Stream, New York. ... AirTrain is the name of several passenger railway operations connecting airports to city centres: Airtrain (Brisbane), Brisbane, Australia AirTrain JFK, New York Citys JFK Airport AirTrain Newark, Newark, New Jersey AirTrain (SFO), San Francisco, California Categories: | ...

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JFK Express - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (364 words)
The JFK Express, advertised as The Train to The Plane, was a premium-fare service of the New York City Subway, connecting midtown Manhattan to Howard Beach–JFK Airport on the IND Rockaway Line, where a bus connected to JFK Airport.
The JFK Express used exclusively R46 cars for most of its existence though near its end R44 cars were used when the R46 cars began to enter midlife overhauls.
JFK Express service began in September 23, 1978, and it stopped running on April 15, 1990 due to low ridership, long before AirTrain JFK opened.
An airport-commuter link is crucial for Downtown (679 words)
Rail access to JFK is the centerpiece of Mayor Bloomberg’s Vision for Lower Manhattan; it has been strongly endorsed by Governor Pataki; it is, along with the transit hubs, the highest transportation priority for Downtown’s largest employers and it has been actively supported by Community Board 1.
Meanwhile, direct rail access to JFK airport and Long Island will cost anywhere from $2 billion-$5 billion (the exact cost to become clearer when the L.M.D.C. recommendation, with its preferred alternative among four it is now studying, is unveiled next month).
Currently, 70 to 80 minutes is required to travel to the JFK terminals from Lower Manhattan by public transportation, and with at least one change in mode of transportation.
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