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Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2014

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Arts and Transit Project enters new phase with temporary station

Construction on the Arts and Transit Project enters a new phase this week.

As of the end of Dinky service on Friday, Aug. 23, the existing Princeton Station will be closed.

During the weekend of Aug. 24-25, there will be no rail service between Princeton and Princeton Junction. For this weekend, NJ TRANSIT shuttle buses will substitute for the Dinky; view schedules (.pdf) and more information online. They will continue to use the existing bus stop on University Place near Princeton Station.

On Monday, Aug. 26, Princeton Station will open at a new, temporary location on Alexander Street, and Dinky rail service will resume. Visit the NJ TRANSIT website for more information.

Also on Monday, Aug. 26, the meter and permit Princeton Station parking lot will open at its new location on Alexander Street. The existing parking lot will be closed except for short-term Wawa customer parking at the north end with access via University Place.

More detail about the changes follows.

Transit stops

  • As of Monday, Aug. 26, Princeton Station will be relocated approximately 1,200 feet south of the existing station with access from Alexander Street; this is a temporary location until fall 2014 when the new transit plaza will open. The temporary train platform will be located at the southeast corner of the new Princeton Station parking lot. Bus stops will be located along Alexander Street adjacent to the station. Maps showing the relocated services are available online.
  • As of Monday, Aug. 26, the new TigerPaWW (Princeton and West Windsor) bus service will stop at Princeton Junction, the temporary Princeton Station and University Place, as shown in the TigerPaWW service map (.pdf).
  • The University Place bus stop adjacent to the former train station will be serviced by TigerPaWW and Princeton University's TigerTransit bus service.

NJ TRANSIT Dinky rail service

  • Friday, Aug. 23: The Dinky will continue to run to the existing Princeton Station through the end of rail service on Friday night/Saturday early morning.
  • Saturday, Aug. 24, and Sunday, Aug. 25: NJ TRANSIT shuttle bus service will substitute for the Dinky rail service; buses will stop at the bus stop on University Place near the existing Princeton Station. Schedules (.pdf) are available through NJ TRANSIT.
  • Monday, Aug. 26, to fall 2014: The Dinky rail service will be relocated to the temporary Princeton Station on Alexander Street.

First Transit TigerPaWW bus service between Princeton and Princeton Junction

  • As of Monday, Aug. 26, the "TigerPaWW" (Princeton and West Windsor) bus service operated by First Transit will begin service between Princeton and Princeton Junction. This bus will operate seven days a week and will meet all incoming trains to Princeton Junction in both directions (from New York and from Trenton/Philadelphia) during the Dinky's normal hours of operation. The TigerPaWW bus provides an option for transport between Princeton and Princeton Junction during the construction of the Arts and Transit Project transit plaza in addition to the Dinky, which will be operating between Princeton Junction and the temporary Princeton Station.
  • When traveling from Princeton to Princeton Junction, the TigerPaWW will run between the University Place bus stop (at the former Princeton Station) and Princeton Junction.
  • When traveling from Princeton Junction to Princeton, the TigerPaWW will run from Princeton Junction to the Alexander Street bus stop at the new, temporary Princeton Station and the University Place bus stop (at the former Princeton Station).
  • The TigerPaWW weekday (.pdf) and weekend (.pdf) schedules and a service map (.pdf) are available online. The TigerPaWW bus can also be tracked in real time using TigerTracker.

NJ TRANSIT 605, 606, 655 bus service

  • Through Sunday, Aug. 25, NJ TRANSIT bus routes (605, 606, 655) will continue to stop at the existing Princeton Station bus stop on University Place.
  • As of Monday, Aug. 26, NJ TRANSIT bus routes (605, 606, 655) will stop at temporary bus stops on Alexander Street adjacent to the new, temporary Princeton Station.

Taxis

  • On Monday, Aug. 26, the taxi stand will be relocated to the south end of the new meter and permit Princeton Station parking lot.

Parking

  • On Monday, Aug. 26, the new meter and permit Princeton Station parking lot will open in its new location south on Alexander Street.
  • As of Monday, Aug. 26, only the north section of the existing lot will remain open for short-term Wawa customer parking.

Bicycles

  • As of Monday, Aug. 26, bike racks will be provided at the temporary Princeton Station, as well as at the University Place bus stop.

Wawa

  • The Wawa will remain open in its current location. The Wawa will be relocated to its new location in fall 2014 when the new transit plaza opens.

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