9:15 AM NOV. 2 UPDATE: Trains resume, University running shuttles from Princeton Junction
Posted November 2, 2012; 09:16 a.m.
9:15 AM NOV. 2 TRAVEL UPDATE: Trains resume, University running shuttles from Princeton Junction
Here is an update on travel conditions at the University, in Princeton and surrounding communities. Conditions are changing rapidly as utility crews clear roads and restore power, and as travel providers restore service. Please use the links below for the latest information, and use caution and common sense while traveling.
The Dinky line between Princeton Junction and campus remains down, so the University is establishing a shuttle service from the junction to the Dinky station on campus.
For Friday, Nov. 2, TigerTransit buses will begin meeting trains at Princeton Junction station at 10:25 a.m. and will run continuously until the last scheduled train at 2:39 a.m. Saturday.
The University expects to maintain the shuttle service until the Dinky line between Princeton Junction and campus resumes.
Amtrak Northeast Corridor service is disrupted. Check with Amtrak for the latest updates.
SEPTA trains, including regional rail service between Philadelphia and Trenton, are running. Anyone flying to Philadelphia International Airport wishing to get to campus can take SEPTA rail to Trenton and transfer to a New Jersey Transit train for the short ride to Princeton Junction, then catch the TigerTransit shuttle.
Highways and major roads leading to the University are open. However, because of lingering power outages, many traffic lights are still out and turn restrictions are in effect.
Hundreds of secondary roads and side streets remain blocked by fallen trees and power lines. Many traffic lights are out of service.
Roads and walkways on campus are clear and open.
Long lines of vehicles are forming at many gas stations in Princeton and surrounding towns. Because of power outages, some stations are closed.
Drivers intending to refuel in the Princeton area should allot extra time to wait to in line.
The major airports serving Princeton have reopened. Flight schedules are returning to normal.
These sites have the latest information:
Port Authority of New York and New Jersey (JFK, LGA, EWR)
Philadelphia International Airport (PHL)
Passengers are strongly advised to check with their airlines for information on specific flights.
Shuttles and taxis
Taxis and commercial shuttles are a good option for transportation to campus. Here are shuttle services taking riders to Princeton:
Please note: Demand for shuttles is high. Please be patient in trying to reach these services.