Due to current economic conditions, it is with deep regret that we must announce the closing of the Showplace Park and Ride. We have lost our lease to operate out of this facility and will cease operation of the current AE6 service on August 4th, 2003.
We value all of our customers and have made alternate plans to continue to provide you service to Midtown Manhattan. Starting on August 4th, 2003 we will consolidate both of our AE6 and AE7 operations at the new Atlantic Express Outerbridge Park and Ride. All tickets previously purchased for either service will be honored and as always, all tickets will be 100% guaranteed.
There are plans to expand the current parking areas at the facility. Until this expansion is complete, we would encourage you to make use of carpools to the Park and Ride. Atlantic Express also operates comprehensive service to Midtown Manhattan on the X23 and X24 lines. Detailed schedules and lists of stops can be found at www.aetg.net. The last stop on each of these routes is located at the 440 North Entrance Ramp off of Arthur Kill Road. There is on street parking available both on Arthur Kill Road and on the northbound ramp for exit #4.
Currently, there is a building under construction at the new site. This facility is scheduled to be completed by the end of August. The building will contain public restrooms and we plan to include a ticket booth for purchase of our tickets. Until such time as this ticket booth can be arranged, we will sell one way and round trip tickets on site and will take orders on site or by telephone for ticket packages. To order your tickets please call (718) 556-8117. Prior to August 4th, we will offer all of our customers the opportunity to pre-buy extra commuter books from the Showplace facility and will guarantee that Platinum membership will not be affected by inactivity resulting from advance purchases.
While we are disappointed that we are forced to close the Showplace operation, we look forward to providing excellent service out of the new Atlantic Express Outerbridge Park and Ride. We have updated our fleet and our schedule for this service. Comprehensive information will soon be posted at www.aetg.net or you can call (718) 442-7000 ext. 8130 with any questions.
Click on the links below to view AE6 commuter schedule good thru August 1, 2003:
Weekly Package: 10 trips for $47.50 (effectively $4.75 each way)
Daily Round Trip: $10.00
One Way: $5.25
The Showplace Park-and-Ride complex is located at:
141 East Service Road, Staten Island, New York
where Victory Blvd meets West Shore Expressway (Exit 7)
For more information, please call (718) 442-7000 ext. 8130