Atlantic City Express (Amtrak train)
|Service type||Inter-city rail|
|Locale||New Jersey, New York City|
|First service||May 1989|
|Last service||April 1, 1995|
|Successor||Atlantic City Express Service|
|Start||Richmond, Harrisburg, Springfield|
|Train number(s)||653, 654, 660, 661, 662, 663, 664, 665, 667, 668, 670, 682, 685, 693, 696|
|Catering facilities||On-board cafe|
|Baggage facilities||Luggage racks|
|Rolling stock||EMD F40PH (locomotive)
Comet (passenger car)
|Electrification||25 Hz, 12kV along NEC|
|Track owner(s)||Amtrak, NJ Transit|
The train operated on the Northeast Corridor from New York City and Washington, D.C. to 30th Street Station in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, where it went east to Atlantic City. The train made several local stops at Amtrak stations along the route. The train started service in May 1989, after Amtrak spent extra Northeast Corridor improvement funds to rehabilitate the Atlantic City Line from Philadelphia to Atlantic City. The train was designed to provide service to gamblers and vacationers.
All Amtrak service to Atlantic City was discontinued on April 1, 1995. The following day New Jersey Transit started operating local trains between Philadelphia and Atlantic City. When Amtrak ran the express service, New Jersey Transit trains ran only between Atlantic City and Lindenwold.
A variant of the former Amtrak service, Atlantic City Express Service, began a weekend express train from Pennsylvania Station to Atlantic City on February 6, 2009. The service was sponsored by several casinos and was run by New Jersey Transit over the Northeast Corridor and the Atlantic City Lines, with a stop in Newark. The last train ran in September 2011, with the train formally discontinued in 2012.
- Waltzer, Jim. "Waltz Through Time: An Express Derailed". Atlantic City Weekly. Retrieved 2011-01-01.
- Salkin, Allen (December 15, 2008). "A Luxury Train, Bound for Atlantic City". The New York Times. Retrieved 2011-01-01.
- "ACES rail line between Atlantic City and New York shuts down for fall and winter". Press of Atlantic City. September 15, 2011. Archived from the original on March 13, 2012. Retrieved March 14, 2012.
- "Casinos end ACES express train to Atlantic City". nj.com. Associated Press. March 9, 2012. Retrieved September 21, 2015.
- Amtrak's Northeast Corridor Part 2: Philadelphia to Washington, D.C. (Videotape). Pasadena, CA: Pentrex. 1992.
- Barlas, Thomas (2008-01-17). "N.Y.-Atlantic City casino train service running behind schedule". pressofAtlanticCity.com. Archived from the original on 2008-01-22. Retrieved 2008-02-12.
...Atlantic City Express service will not begin running until this summer...