Ground broken on Perth Amboy Train Station in New Jersey, US

WCN Editorial Team 22 Apr 2022 NORTH AMERICA TRANSPORT INFRASTRUCTURE

Ground has been broken on a $45.5m renovation project of the Perth Amboy Train Station in New Jersey, US.

The project involves building of two new high-level platforms, four new elevators, and additional ramps and stairs.

Additional enhancements to the station will involve renovated restrooms, installation of upgraded security cameras, and repairs to the pedestrian bridge, the eastbound and westbound buildings.

New Jersey (NJ) Governor Phil Murphy, NJ Transit president and CEO Kevin S Corbett, Speaker Craig Coughlin and Assemblywoman Yvonne Lopez participated in the groundbreaking ceremony.

Governor Murphy said: “The renovations to this historical train station represent my Administration’s ongoing commitment to investing in our public transportation infrastructure.

“As commuters once again return to the trains they relied upon pre-pandemic to get to work or school, they must have confidence in the safety, comfort, and reliability of NJ TRANSIT. Enhancing accessibility and transforming the experience of commuters through innovative improvements will benefit countless commuters who rely on NJ TRANSIT both here in Perth Amboy and throughout our state.”

Corbett said, “The groundbreaking we celebrate will significantly improve the customer experience for the hundreds of customers who depend on this station every day.

“Most importantly, aligned with one of the five over-arching goals in our 10-Year Strategic Plan (NJT2030) to power a stronger and fairer New Jersey for all communities, Perth Amboy Station will be fully accessible for customers with mobility impairments when construction is complete.”

The Perth Amboy renovation work is anticipated to finish by the first half of 2024.

Prior to the Covid-19 pandemic, the historical station served an average of 874 weekday customer trips.

The station was built in the Renaissance Revival architectural style in 1927.

The plan to improve this station was included in NJ Transit’s five-year capital plan launched in June 2020.

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Image: The $45.5m renovation will make the historical station fully accessible. Credit: Hudconja via commons.wikimedia.org.

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