Attention Thanksgiving parade goers and Black Friday shoppers: More trains will be stopping at Trenton, Hamilton, and Princeton Junction to ferry you into the city.
While New Jersey Transit is operating on a weekend/major holiday schedule on Thanksgiving, it is adding extra trains in the morning and the early afternoon.
These trains, which do not appear on NJT schedules, are being called “advance trains.” They will pull into stations five to ten minutes ahead of regularly scheduled trains.
There will be extra trains going in the other direction, too. For Thanksgiving NJ Transit has added trains from Manhattan at 9:03 a.m., a 10:01 a.m., 10:56 a.m., 11:24 a.m., 12:01 p.m., 12:24 p.m., 12:39 p.m., and 1:53 p.m.
On Black Friday trains will run on a weekday schedule, and there will be extra trains into the city between 10 a.m. and noon.
The Thanksgiving weekend starts early for families. Children up to age 12 ride the trains free between 7 p.m. on Wednesday, November 26, and 6 a.m. on Monday, December 1.