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APNewsBreak: Casinos ending New York City-to-Atlantic City luxury express train service
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) ' An express train whisking gamblers from New York City to Atlantic City has reached the end of the line.
The Atlantic City Express Services train, dubbed "ACES," never made money in its three years of existence. On Friday, the three casinos that paid for the service said they are ending it for good.
The weekend service had been suspended for winter months.
The casinos will now try to sell the eight rail cars they own. They did not say how much the service lost over three years, but the first-year loss was nearly $6 million.
The casinos say scheduling and access to tracks and tunnels at peak hours were bigger problems than losing money on the service.
The gambling halls invested about $19 million to start up the project.