NEW JERSEY – Amtrak has added more stops at the New Brunswick and Princeton Junction stations throughout the day, following a comprehensive review of its schedules to provide New Jersey travelers and residents additional travel options between Boston, New York City, Philadelphia, Baltimore, Washington, D.C. and more. The two stations are served by Northeast Regional and Keystone Service trains.
“Due to increased demand for more service to New Brunswick and Princeton Junction, Amtrak is pleased to offer more trains to more people in this growing market,” said Amtrak Vice President of the Northeast Corridor Service Line Jina Sanone. “Amtrak deeply values our New Jersey customers and communities, and we look forward to meeting the needs of our customers as part of the new era of rail.”
“Expanding service along the Northeast Corridor and investing in our transportation infrastructure provides reliable, safe service for commuters while creating jobs and boosting our regional economy.”U.S. Senator Cory Booker
New Brunswick station, located in the heart of downtown, is within easy walking distance of major institutions, employers and Rutgers University. The station accommodates Amtrak intercity passenger and commuter rail, local and regional buses, campus shuttles and has more than a dozen bike racks for cyclists.
“This is a huge benefit for both commuters and for the city,” said New Brunswick Mayor Jim Cahill. “Access and mobility are key in the ever-changing and fast-moving worlds of commerce, healthcare, academia and industry. Amtrak realizes that importance and has taken steps to meet that growing demand here in New Brunswick.”
Princeton Junction sits at the juncture of the Northeast Corridor and a short line maintained by NJ TRANSIT that whisks visitors directly to the southern end of the Princeton University campus. Princeton Junction is also served by local and regional buses and has ample parking available nearby for those taking their car to the station.
“I’m so pleased that Amtrak is increasing service at the Princeton Junction station,” said Representative Bonnie Watson Coleman (D-NJ-12). “Offering residents in Central Jersey commuting options that are reliable, safe, and more environmentally sustainable is a huge boost to the region.”
“The Princeton Junction station has been valuable to West Windsor and surrounding communities. Expanding Amtrak service gives residents an easy option to travel between Boston and Washington, D.C.,” added West Windsor Mayor Hemant Marathe.
Posted October 13, 2023.