Double-decker Atlantic City Express Service LLC trains are scheduled to start rushing gamblers between New York's Penn Station, Newark, and Atlantic City on Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays starting Feb. 6. "First class" tickets will start at $75 one-way, $50 round-trip. It's a two-and-a-half hour trip on NJ Transit track.
Bets are down in the seaside resort, as Pennsylvania and other states open more gambling halls. Three casinos backing the service - Caesars, Harrah's Resort and Borgata - hope to lure high-end bettors who see the city as a shopping and overnight "destination," Borgata president Larry Mullin said in a statement. They'll send shuttles to meet passengers in A.C.
Bombardier Transportation renovated the cars with help from designer Julien Inc. and seat builder KSU Inc. Compass Group will feed passengers, and STV Inc. was project manager. More info at www.acestrain.com
Posted: December 16, 2008 - 1:22 PM
Joseph N. DiStefano
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