South Amboy station

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South Amboy
South Amboy Station - April 2015.jpg
South Amboy station in April 2015.
Location137 N Broadway
South Amboy, NJ 08879
Coordinates40°28′58.57″N 74°16′44.16″W / 40.4829361°N 74.2789333°W / 40.4829361; -74.2789333Coordinates: 40°28′58.57″N 74°16′44.16″W / 40.4829361°N 74.2789333°W / 40.4829361; -74.2789333
Owned byNew Jersey Transit
Platforms1 island platform
ConnectionsNJT Bus NJT Bus: 815 and 817
Bicycle facilitiesYes
Disabled accessYes
Other information
Fare zone13[1]
Passengers (2012)1,050 (average weekday)[2]
Preceding station NJT logo.svg NJ Transit Following station
toward Bay Head
North Jersey Coast Line Perth Amboy
Former services
Preceding station New York and Long Branch Railroad Following station
Morgan Main Line South Amboy Junction

South Amboy is a station on NJ Transit's North Jersey Coast Line located in South Amboy, New Jersey, United States. The station is 2½ miles south of Perth Amboy station and 5 miles northwest of Aberdeen-Matawan station. Electric trains from the north started terminating here in 1938, and many still do. This station is located at grade level on Mason Street, and has a high-level island platform serving two tracks.

Station layout[edit]

South Amboy station in 1981, with a Pennsylvania Railroad GG1 locomotive present in the station.

South Amboy station has been upgraded for full ADA access. Phase One of the project included the building of a new pedestrian overpass allowing safe transfers across the two tracks at the station. The bridge cost a total of $4.8M when it opened on 14 March 2005.[3]

The second engineering and construction phase consisted of replacing the two original low-level side platforms with a new ADA-accessible high-level island platform[4] and a reconstruction of the current station building.[3] Among the new improvements to the station are a new ticket office, canopies, lighting, and signage.[4] The cost of the new platform and station amenities amounts to $29M.[5] The second phase of improvements was completed on January 5, 2010.[6]

M Overpass Connection between platform and station building, parking
Platform level
Track 1      North Jersey Coast Line toward Long Branch or Bay Head (Aberdeen – Matawan)
Island platform, doors will open on the left
Track 2      North Jersey Coast Line toward Hoboken or New York (Perth Amboy)


  1. ^ "North Jersey Coast Timetables" (PDF). Newark, New Jersey: New Jersey Transit Rail Operations. November 7, 2010. Retrieved November 27, 2010.
  2. ^ "QUARTERLY RIDERSHIP TRENDS ANALYSIS" (PDF). New Jersey Transit. December 27, 2012. Archived from the original (PDF) on December 27, 2012. Retrieved December 27, 2012.
  3. ^ a b NJ Transit opens pedestrian overpass at South Amboy station Progressive Railroading
  4. ^ a b NJ Transit proceeds with Penn, South Amboy station projects Progressive Railroading
  5. ^ Passenger Railroads' MOW plans Progressive Railroading
  6. ^ "Officials Mark Completion of South Amboy Station Improvements" (Press release). New Jersey Transit. January 5, 2010. Retrieved February 14, 2010.

External links[edit]

Media related to South Amboy (NJT station) at Wikimedia Commons