NYC to AC rail service to begin Feb. 6

December 17, 2008 3:51:25 AM PST
Three casinos are hoping train service between New York City and Atlantic City will come up aces. Atlantic City Express Service, or ACES, will begin weekend service on Feb. 6.

Bi-level rail cars will leave New York's Penn Station, stop in Newark and then head to the gaming resort. The ticket includes shuttle service to Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa, Caesars Atlantic City and Harrah's Resort.

One-way fares for the 2-hour trip are $50 for coach and $75 for first-class.

NJ Transit cars will be outfitted with leather seats, a private lounge, and food and beverage kiosks. First-class passengers will receive food and beverage service.

Previous rail service, Amtrak's "Gamblers Express," ran for about six years and failed to turn a profit.

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Information from: The Press of Atlantic City, http://www.pressofatlanticcity.com

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