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Skip the Parking Fees: Catch the ACES Train to Your AC Hotel

December 18, 2008 at 4:26 PM | by | ()

For New York City-area residents who'd rather not drive, are too cheap to rent a limo and are averse to taking a bus to Atlantic City, starting in February, you'll be able to take a dedicated luxury train directly from New York's Penn Station (or Newark Penn Station) right into AC. No switching and waiting in Trenton and Philadelphia required. We're talkin' one seat the whole way, in a little over two and a half hours baby! Oh yea.

The Atlantic City Express Service (ACES), which is a joint venture between the Borgata, Harrahs and Caesars is getting ready to start a weekly Friday through Sunday schedule with 9 round trips in February 2009 with tickets going on sale starting in January.

Fortunately, you donít have to be a high roller or a VIP to take this train - tickets will be available to the general public starting at $50 a seat for coach or $75 for a first class ticket. Coach passengers will be relegated to the bottom of the train and have access to food and drink kiosks, whereas First Class passengers will have roomier seats and have servers taking orders at their seats. There is even a private lounge available for rent on the train to allow for a group of four to start a little pre-casino ruckus without bothering the other passengers.

Once you arrive in Atlantic City, free shuttle service will be provided, dropping off the passengers at the Borgata, Harrah's or Caesars. And shh - don't tell the conductors, but if you don't want to go to those three casinos, take the shuttle anyway and just walk to where you want to go.

If feedback and demand warrants it, the ACES may even expand to a 7-day-a-week service down the road. We hope demand is high enough that the service becomes a daily thing, but ACES hasn't mentioned anything about it yet. Meanwhile, we can take comfort in knowing that while Atlantic City may be down, itís definitely not out!

Archived Comments:


oh man, I am SO down with this idea. AC in February, here i come!

i know!

i'd have to take a train to penn station to get on the ACES - but im totally doing it too! since im a total train & ac geek - what more could someone ask for?


what an idea.it`s simply great.