Place:Port Reading, Middlesex, New Jersey, United States

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NamePort Reading
TypeCensus-designated place
Coordinates40.569°N 74.248°W
Located inMiddlesex, New Jersey, United States
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Port Reading is a census-designated place and unincorporated community within Woodbridge Township, in Middlesex County, New Jersey, United States. As of the 2010 United States Census, the CDP's population was 3,728.[1]

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Port Reading was built in the late 19th century by the Reading Railroad of Pennsylvania to serve their shipping needs, especially coal from the Pennsylvania anthracite coal fields. In 1892 Port Reading was connected to the Reading Railroad system via a new branch line from Bound Brook, New Jersey, known as the Port Reading Railroad.

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