The purpose of the Perth Amboy Station Accessibility Improvements Project is to execute improvements work to the historic Perth Amboy Railroad Station, built in 1927, so that the station is compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). 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.
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.