The Princeton Dinky Train will run, once again, starting Sunday, May 12th. That's a huge relief to Princeton-area commuters.

According to Planet Princeton, the public made it clear in Town Hall meetings that they missed the train after the service was suspended back in the fall, and wanted it back, ASAP. Well, New Jersey's Department of Transportation listened, and it's resuming service about two weeks before originally planned.

Kevin Corbett, the New Jersey Transit Executive Director, said, “I did not want these rail lines to remain out of service for a minute longer than necessary, and I’m grateful that we’re able to resume service nearly two weeks ahead of schedule. I want to acknowledge our employees’ hard work that made this possible, and thank our customers for their patience while we were able to successfully meet our interim 2018 positive train control requirements.”

They'll be testing the Dinky and the rail equipment before the official May 12th start date, so don't get too excited when you see it running, but, it's only a few weeks away before it's up & running again.

The Princeton Dinky commuter train runs from the area of Princeton near McCarter Theater and the Wawa, to the Princeton Junction train station, and back.