NJT Begins Perth Amboy Station Renovation

By Passenger Train Journal Staff

The NJ Transit Board of Directors awarded the contract to renovate the station at Perth Amboy, New Jersey on May 12. Improvements will include making the station fully accessible with elevators, ramps and high-level platforms in addition to other upgrades throughout the historic facility.

“Making the rail system accessible to everyone is an important priority,” said New Jersey Department of Transportation commissioner and board chair Diane Gutierrez-Scaccetti. “This is just one of the many projects underway to improve the customer experience as we continue to modernize and upgrade the transportation systems in New Jersey.” 

The board approved a $4.2 million Construction Management Services contract with KS Engineers, P.C. of Newark as part of a plan to enhance access and modernize the historic Perth Amboy facility, which was built in 1927. The firm will provide daily oversight of construction activities.  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. Other improvements include renovation of restrooms, the installation of upgraded security cameras, as well as repairs to both the eastbound and westbound buildings.

Located at Smith and Market streets near the Raritan River, the Perth Amboy station served an average of 874 weekday passenger 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.

This article was posted on: May 18, 2021