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Southern New Jersey Transit System

While in Atlantic City with my wife doing a little gambling I was surprised to find out there was a train station not too far from the strip. We had driven there from Delaware after visiting one of my sons and I had not known there was train service to Atlantic City. It turns out that the train runs from Atlantic City to Philadelphia and is called the Atlantic City Line of The New Jersey Transit System.

I took the train to Philadelphia and proceeded to find out more about the Southern New Jersey Transit System which includes the Atlantic City line, the Newark Division, the Hoboken Division, as well as the Cape May Seashore Line and three light rail lines.  

The Atlantic City Rail Line goes from Atlantic City, Convention Center, to Phiadelphia, 30th Street Station, serving points in between. (The fare is $8.00 ADULT, $3.50 SENIOR one way.) ( (Ph 800-772-2222)

The Newark Division includes the Northeast Corridor line, which travels from New York City, Pennsylvania Station, to Trenton New Jersey. The North Jersey Coast Line and Raritan Valley Line travel to and from Newark Penn Station, Hoboken Terminal and Penn Station New York.
The Hoboken Division includes the Essex and Montclair-Boonton lines traveling to and from Penn Station New York, and the Morris & Essex, Main/Bergen, Pascack Valley and Montclair-Boonton traveling to and from the Hoboken Terminal.

The Cape May Seashore Line is a seasonal line under the umbrella of the NJ TRANSIT that runs in the summer months only, from Tuckahoe NJ to Cape May NJ.

The Southern New Jersey Light Rail Group operates the River Line for New Jersey Transit. The line is 34-miles long and travels between Trenton NJ (the capital) and Camden NJ. It is called the River Line because it follows the path of the Delaware River.

The Hudson-Bergen Light Rail offers service from both North and South Hudson County to Hoboken and the Jersey City waterfront.





NJ transit train
NJ Transit train on the tracks

NJ Transit trains in Atlantic City
End of the line in Atlantic City