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8/27/2008



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NJ Transit begins final phase of South Amboy Station reconstruction


New Jersey Transit recently began building a new center-island, high-level platform as part of the South Amboy Station reconstruction project. Once the project is complete at 2009's end, 127 of the agency's 224 rail stations will be accessible to disabled persons.

The project also calls for adding a platform canopy, climate-controlled waiting shelters, a ticket office and restrooms. In addition, NJ Transit is installing closed-circuit security cameras,  new customer communication systems — including variable message signs and a public-address system — and elevator and stairs.

The project's first phase, which was completed earlier this year, included realigning the tracks to make room for the platform, as well as signal, switch and overhead power system improvements.


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