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A Train To Howard Beach-JFK Airport Returns to Service

By DNAinfo Staff on November 10, 2012 5:49pm  | Updated on November 12, 2012 11:29am

HOWARD BEACH — A train service to Howard Beach-JFK Airport returned to service Sunday.

A shuttle bus would also be added between the station and Mott Avenue, in Far Rockaway, the MTA said.

The bus connection will remain in place until the subway infrastructure is fully repaired — which might take up to six months, the MTA said in statement

"This segment of the A was especially hard hit, as was the Rockaway Peninsula, and to be able to get service back to these neighborhoods is a priority for us," MTA Chairman and CEO Joseph J. Lhota said in the statement.

The A typically terminates at Far Rockaway and Lefferts Boulevard, but now ends several stops early, at Lefferts Blvd.

The nonstop shuttle bus will run between Howard Beach and the Far Rockaway-Mott Avenue subway station.

Additional bus service on the Rockaway Peninsula will take place via regular Q22 bus service, which travels between Far Rockaway and Roxbury. The MTA says that night bus service should be possible "with the use of light towers, and as power is incrementally restored to the area."

Rockaways customers also have these options:

► From the Rockaway Boulevard A station, direct regular route, limited-stop bus service runs to and from Rockaway Park, Beach 116 Street on the Q53, and to and from Arverne, Beach 69 Street on the Q52

► At the Brooklyn College/Flatbush Avenue station on the 2 and 5-trains, regular route bus service runs on the Q35 to Rockaway Park, Beach 116 Street

► From the Parsons-Archer station in Jamaica, on the E, J, and Z-trains, regular local and limited service is available on the Q113 to and from Far Rockaway, to Mott Avenue, and to Seagirt Boulevard.