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Perth Amboy
Perth Amboy Station - April 2015.jpg
Perth Amboy station, April 2015.
Location Elm Street between Smith & Market Streets
Perth Amboy, NJ 08861
Owned by New Jersey Transit
Platforms 2 side platforms
Tracks 2
Connections NJT Bus NJT Bus: 48, 116, 813, 815, and 817
Parking Yes
Bicycle facilities Yes
Disabled access No
Other information
Fare zone 12
Rebuilt 1923
Electrified 12 kV 25 Hz until 2002
25 kV AC since then
Passengers (2012) 874 (average weekday)
Preceding station NJT logo.svg NJ Transit Following station
South Amboy
toward Bay Head
North Jersey Coast Line Woodbridge
Former services
Preceding station Central Railroad of New Jersey Following station
Terminus Elizabethport and Perth Amboy Branch Barber
toward Elizabethport
Preceding station Pennsylvania Railroad Following station
Terminus Perth Amboy and Woodbridge Branch Genasco
toward Rahway
Preceding station New York and Long Branch Railroad Following station
South Amboy Junction
toward Bay Head Junction
Main Line Terminus
Perth Amboy Station
Perth Amboy Station.jpg
Perth Amboy station's eastbound entrance
Built 1923
Architect A.E. Owen
Architectural style Renaissance, Italian Renaissance Revival
MPS Operating Passenger Railroad Stations TR
NRHP reference No. 84002735
Significant dates
Added to NRHP June 22, 1984

Perth Amboy is a station on NJ Transit's North Jersey Coast Line, located in Perth Amboy, Middlesex County, New Jersey, United States, 1½ miles south of Woodbridge and 2½ miles north of South Amboy. The station is located in a cut between Elm Street and Maple Street and between Smith Street and Market Street in downtown Perth Amboy, and has two low side platforms. A ticket office is located at street level. The platforms are below street level in the cut.


The station building was built in the 1920s to replace an older structure built by the Central Railroad of New Jersey that was moved to Lewis Street and currently serves as a private residence there. It been listed in the state and federal registers of historic places since 1984 and is part of the Operating Passenger Railroad Stations Thematic Resource.

Station renovations

The station was refurbished in the 1990s. On June 16, 2010, New Jersey Transit (NJT) announced a $1 million (2010 USD) deal with Stantec Consulting Services in Rochelle Park, New Jersey to study the addition of high-level platforms for handicap accessibility, per the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA) The platform renovation will also include canopies, elevators to street-level and upgrades to communication systems. New Jersey Transit in its 2015 budget allocated $9.6 million for the final design for a major renovation that would modernize it and make it compliant with the ADA.

Station layout

Perth Amboy has two low-level asphalt side platforms.

G Street level Station building, crossover between platforms, parking
Platform level
Side platform, doors will open on the right
Track 1      Template:NJ Transit lines toward Long Branch or Bay Head (South Amboy)
Track 2      Template:NJ Transit lines toward Hoboken or New York (Woodbridge)
Side platform, doors will open on the right
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