|Quoting JetBlueAtJFK (Reply 1):|
ACY-MCO, ACY-FLL, ACY-PBI.
|Quoting AlitaliaMD11 (Reply 3):|
So my point is that it doesn't mean anything...
|Quoting AAFlyer2006 (Reply 2):|
Atlantic City could also fly from a Philadelphia airport if jetBlue ever enters that market.
|Quoting JetBlueAtJFK (Reply 6):|
No he means they can fly from PHL and get ACY traffic since they are close.
|Quoting AAFlyer2006 (Reply 9):
Atlantic city is linked to New York City, by train, and is a drivable distance away.
|Quoting JerseyGuy (Reply 10):|
The only way to get from Atlantic City to New York Penn Station is via Philadelphia on Amtrak or Philly and Trenton on NJTransit/SEPTA
|Quoting AAFlyer2006 (Reply 9):|
However, from what I hear, the drive from Philadelphia to ACY is a difficult drive.
|Quoting Nkops (Reply 12):|
Actually, it is a fairly easy drive...
|Quoting JerseyGuy (Reply 10):|
AC to NYC direct via train is proposed it is not yet a reality.
June 20, 2006
Atlantic City and Rail Line Agree to Offer Direct Service
By RONALD SMOTHERS
NEWARK, June 19 — Three Atlantic City casinos have agreed to finance direct weekend train service to and from New York City's Pennsylvania Station in a bid to win new customers.
The deal was approved on Monday when New Jersey Transit, the state-run commuter rail line, agreed to operate the service, which was scheduled to start in 2007. The three casinos, Borgata, Caesars and Harrah's, will put up $15 million to buy eight new double-decker rail cars and provide $4 million a year to pay the annual operating costs for a three-year demonstration period.
An additional $4.5 million will come from the Casino Reinvestment Development Authority, a state agency financed by 12 casinos in the city, to lease diesel engines from Amtrak for the initial three years.
Dan Dressel, a spokesman for New Jersey Transit, said casino operators were hoping to come up with a competitive price for the service.
The plan calls for running 18 weekend trains to and from Atlantic City equipped for dining and drinking. The service is expected to provide round-trip transportation for approximately 1,100 people each weekend, the officials said.
While each casino will have a block of tickets for its customers, at least 25 percent of the tickets must be available to the public because of the financing from the casino reinvestment agency, which has helped pay for housing, roads, health centers and hotel expansions that are deemed to benefit Atlantic City and the gambling industry.
Mr. Cipollini said the casinos providing the bulk of the financial support would most likely use the rail service in "a lot of good marketing packages" aimed at higher-end gambling and nongambling customers.
"I think it is great for us to be in the railroad business," he said.
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