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AC casinos show off NYC express train

2 February 2009

ATLANTIC CITY, New Jersey -- As reported by The Press of Atlantic City: "Kristen Hock held onto the railing as she walked up the steps to the second-level of the first-class passenger compartment.

"The Brigantine resident is used to waitressing, but learning to serve drinks and food on a swaying train was something new.

"'You don't want to fall onto somebody when taking an order,' Hock said. 'You have to get your sea legs.'

"Operators of the Atlantic City Express Service, or ACES, train between Atlantic City and New York City hope Hock and the rest of the staff develop that much-needed balance by Friday, the day the train begins regular weekend service.

"The train underwent what its operators - Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa, Caesars Atlantic City and Harrah's Resort - called a soft opening Friday: A round-trip excursion to show off the train and its amenities to the media.

"It was also something of a sell job, with casino officials touting how ACES makes traveling between Atlantic City and New York City easier than taking a bus or the family car..."

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