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Princeton Station Parking
Parking in the commuter lot at Princeton Station on Alexander Street is by permit or a by the multi-space metered parking system

Princeton Station Permit Parking
Permits are sold to members of the local community and based on space availability. To be added to the wait list, complete the online preliminary application. When space becomes available, Transportation and Parking Services (TPS) will contact applicants—in the order that applications are received—with instructions to complete the application process, including payment (see Fees and Refunds below).

Permit Duration and Renewal
Permits are valid for a period of one year. Existing permit holders are guaranteed the option to renew during the annual renewal period in December.

Parking Location and Permit Use
The designated permit parking lot section is located on the east side of the lot closest to the train station building and tracks and is marked, “Dinky Permit Parking only.” Permit parking is between the hours of 6 am and 5 pm, Monday through Saturday. After 5 pm and on Sundays, permit spaces are open for general use. Overnight parking is by permit only.

Fees and Refunds
A permit for Princeton Station costs $450 per year. Payment may be made by check, Visa or MasterCard. Please note that all credit card payments must be made in person at TPS, New South, A Level during business hours.

All refunds will be made on a monthly basis and only after a permit is returned to TPS. The rate of refund is calculated beginning the first day of the month following the return of the permit, less a $20 administrative fee.

Please contact TPS at 609.258.3157 or, or stop by the office during normal business hours (8 am to 5 pm, Monday through Friday).

Princeton Station Metered Parking

The numbered metered parking spaces are located on the west side of the Princeton Station lot closest to Alexander Street. One multi-space pay station is located in the center of the lot, and two multi-space pay stations are located next to the temporary train platform. You can pay at any multi-space pay station.

Operating the Pay Station

  1. Park your vehicle.
  2. Note the space number on the pavement.
  3. Find a meter.
  4. Press any key to start.
  5. Make your language choice.
  6. Enter your space number.
  7. Choose your time option.
  8. Insert payment.
  9. Take and retain your receipt (which does NOT need to be displayed on your dashboard).

Payment Options
Payment can be made with $1 and $5 bills, credit cards or Smart Cards. It is illegal to put anything other than acceptable payment in a meter, or to tamper with a meter in any way.

Advanced payment options are also available.

Parking Rates
The rate is $0.30 per hour.

Meter Hours
Parking meters are enforced Monday through Saturday 6 am to 8 pm.

Overnight Permit Parking
Overnight parking is allowed only by permit in metered spaces. Overnight parking in non-metered spaces is prohibited. 24, 48, and 72 hour permits may be purchased through the multispace paystations.

Who to Contact
Questions and comments can be directed to the municipality’s Parking Operations staff at 609.497.7659 or through their online form.

Advanced payment options
The multi-space system allows you to pay by phone. More information will be available at a later date.

Additional information

  • Multilingual: The multi-space pay stations can be operated in English, Spanish, French and Mandarin.

  • Sustainable: The new multi-space system is more efficient and sustainable. It allows the municipality to use fewer meters, and the meters are solar powered. The system also provides users with a wider range of payment options.

  • Street parking: Metered parking (both single space and multi-space meters) is available on Alexander Street and University Place.

  • Wawa parking: Short-term, metered parking is available for Wawa patrons in the northern section of the Princeton Station lot.

Location/Mailing Address
A Floor, New South Building
Princeton, NJ 08544
(609) 258-3157
Fax: (609) 258-7655


Hours of Operation
Monday - Friday 8:00 am to 5:00 pm.

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