it's about an hour drive. we've done the train a couple times mainly because I'm not big on driving after a day in the sun and a few drinks at dinner but on the whole, ot does take a lot longer. it's single track and not particularly fast between lindenwold and AC, it's circuitous and ridiculously slow between lindenwold and 30th st (strangely, they don't stop at north philly OR the river wards). It's a tack on route. there once was a time when there were plans to tunnel under the delaware, something that would be useful today since regional rail might also run to NJ, but barring that, it will continue to be a slow ride. as is, I've always thought friday afternoon specials from Paoli or something via the Pittsburgh subway, stopping in north philly makes some sense since it's the western suburbs that have the worst traffic to get to AC. from cc I used to take PATCO to lindenwold. the AC line was just downgraded and lost a few trips a day on an already light schedule. at this point, it seems NJ should either improve the line, or start running from lindenwold. it used to be a pretty crappy walk from the station as well, but that's gotten a lot better, and at least it's not far from the white house. also, the bus is 90 minutes as well, so you're better off on that if you're in center city.
Originally Posted by thoth
regarding the beaches, I've always been pleasantly surprised at their condition. I used to park at the tropicana for $2. there are beach bars, etc.
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