Bus & Shuttle Service
I heard that there will be a temporary bus operating between Princeton and Princeton Junction during construction, even when the Dinky is operating. Is that true?
Yes, when the Dinky terminus is relocated to the temporary platform south of the new station, the University will operate a temporary "express bus" as a supplement to the rail service between Princeton Station and Princeton Junction Station until the new station opens. The bus will have a stop at the current station location on University Place to pick up and drop off passengers, and will have a stop at the Princeton Junction Station near the Dinky terminus.
Express bus riders will need to have a valid NJ TRANSIT train ticket or pass starting or terminating at Princeton Station to use the bus. The bus will operate during normal Dinky operating hours. This means that during the time when the Dinky is operating from its temporary location, Dinky riders will have a choice between riding the Dinky to or from the temporary location (which will be in the new parking lot), or riding an express bus to or from the existing station area. They also will have the option of riding the bus in one direction and the train in the other direction.
Princeton University TigerTransit buses, which are free and open to the public, will meet every incoming Dinky train during peak commuting hours at the temporary platform and travel from there north to Nassau Street.
How do I get to Princeton Junction when the train is not operating?
If the Dinky train is not operating, NJ TRANSIT will operate a replacement bus between Princeton Junction and Princeton Station. NJ TRANSIT patrons can sign up to receive service updates.
Where will TigerTransit stop?
TigerTransit will continue to stop at the current location on University Place near the current station. When the temporary platform opens in the new commuter lot, TigerTransit buses will have stops at both the temporary platform location and the current stop on University Place. TigerTransit buses will meet all incoming Dinky trains during peak commuter hours. The TigerTransit website will have up-to-date information on its stops and schedules.