The Perth Amboy New Jersey Transit station will undergo major renovations including high-level platforms, elevators and ramps under a $45.5 million construction contract awarded Nov. 10 by the rail operator’s board.
Hall Construction Co. Inc. of Wall won the contract.
“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 Kevin Corbett, the transit agency’s president and CEO, in a statement. “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.”
Before the pandemic, the Perth Amboy station served an average of 874 weekday customer trips. Built in the Renaissance Revival architectural style, the station has been a hub for nearly a century since it was built in 1927 and has been listed in the National Register of Historic Places since 1984. The station’s distinctive design elements will be preserved with the renovations.
The project calls for the construction of two new high-level platforms, four new elevators, and additional ramps and stairs to provide access to the platforms.
Hall will also renovate restrooms, install upgraded security cameras, repair the eastbound and westbound buildings, and repair the pedestrian bridge.
Upon completion of the project, the station will be fully compliant under the federal Americans with Disabilities Act.
The Perth Amboy project is included in NJ Transit’s five-year capital plan, which was launched along with the agency’s 10-Year Strategic Plan in June 2020.
The project, which will cost an estimated $63 million, is expected to be completed in the first half of 2024.