NJ TRANSIT ADVANCES MAJOR RENOVATIONS TO HISTORIC PERTH AMBOY RAIL STATION
Capital Project Includes New High-Level Platforms, Elevators, Stairs, and Ramps to Make Station Fully Accessible
November 10, 2021
NEWARK, NJ – The NJ TRANSIT Board of Directors today advanced major renovations to the Perth Amboy train station with the awarding of a construction contract. The improvements include making the station fully accessible with high-level platforms, elevators and ramps in addition to other upgrades throughout the historic facility. The $45,545,000 contract was awarded to Hall Construction Co., Inc. of Wall, N.J. to perform the work.
“This major construction award for Perth Amboy represents yet another in a series of significant capital projects NJ TRANSIT is advancing throughout the state to improve the customer experience,” said NJ TRANSIT President & CEO Kevin S. Corbett. “Improving accessibility for our rail customers is an important priority, which is why we’re pleased that this project is one step closer to construction.”
The Perth Amboy station, which was built in 1927, is located at Smith and Market streets near the Raritan River. The project calls for the construction of two new high-level platforms as well as four new elevators and additional ramps and stairs providing access to the platforms. Upon completion of the project, the station will meet the requirements under the federal Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Other improvements include renovation of restrooms, the installation of upgraded security cameras, as well as repairs to both the eastbound and westbound buildings as well as to the pedestrian bridge.
The Perth Amboy station served an average of 874 weekday customer trips before the pandemic. The station, which has been listed in the National Register of Historic Places since 1984, is built in the Renaissance Revival architectural style. The station’s distinctive design elements will be preserved in the newly designed station.
The Perth Amboy project is included in NJ TRANSIT’s 5-year capital plan, which was launched, along with the agency’s first ever 10-Year Strategic Plan (2030), in June 2020. The total project cost is estimated at approximately $63 million, with completion expected in the first half of 2024.
NJ TRANSIT is undertaking an ambitious plan to upgrade many of its older rail facilities.
Construction recently began on a project to replace the century-old Lyndhurst station with a new, modern and compliant station which fits the character of the area it serves.
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NJ TRANSIT is the nation's largest statewide public transportation system providing more than 925,000 weekday trips on 253 bus routes, three light rail lines, 12 commuter rail lines and through Access Link paratransit service. It is the third largest transit system in the country with 166 rail stations, 62 light rail stations and more than 19,000 bus stops linking major points in New Jersey, New York and Philadelphia.