AirTrain JFK Airport

The first new rail line built in New York City in more than 40 years, AirTrain JFK connects the Long Island Rail Road and New York City subway system with John F. Kennedy International Airport, one of the busiest international airports in the world.  

As the lead designer for the AirRail Transit Consortium, STV provided complete architectural and engineering design and environmental services, as well as construction support services as part of a design-build-operate-maintain (DBOM) contract. 

STV designed the system’s innovative elevated track guideway, a six-mile precast box girder structure supported by cast-in-place columns. More than 5,4000 precast segments were used to complete the superstructure, making it the longest precast segmental bridge in the United States at the time of AirTrain JFK’s debut. Additionally, the program included the design of 10 award-winning climate-controlled stations and a sophisticated operations, maintenance and storage facility.  

precast segments

climate-controlled stations

new NYC rail line in 40 years

Creating the missing link between one of the world’s busiest airports and passenger rail networks.


Port Authority of New York and New Jersey


Queens, New York


Transit & Rail: LRT & Streetcars, Stations & Terminals


Design & Engineering: Architecture, Civil Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical/HVAC Engineering, Structural Engineering

Planning: Environmental Planning

Project Delivery: Project Controls