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Is orient express still running on the track?

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Asked by Gaurav vyas, 10 Mar '10 08:38 pm
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Not the original. On 12 December 2009, EuroNight train number 469 'Orient Express' left Strasbourg on its final overnight run to Vienna, and on 13 December the celebrated name 'Orient Express' disappeared forever from the official European timetables after 126 years. However, The Venice Simplon Orient Express (VSOE) is a privately-run train of historic and beautifully-restored 1920s, 30s & 50s coaches, providing a classic luxury train experience between London, Paris, Innsbruck, Verona and Venice. It's actually two trains, a daytime Pullman train from London to Folkestone and a Continental train of 1920s sleeping-cars from Calais to Paris and Venice. It links London, Paris and Venice roughly once a week between March and November, and occasionally trips to Rome, Krakow, Budapest and (once a year in August) Istanbul. A ticket is quite expensive!
Answered by Janis, 10 Mar '10 09:59 pm

 
  
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It is not running but how sad.. It was an icon. I remember the famous novel "Murder on the Orient Express" with the train as the background.. It was so gripping and so thrilling.. They should never have stopped it. So what if it was slow? how does it matter. Does everything in the world have to be savvy and high-tech?
Answered by joyoti sen, 10 Mar '10 09:53 pm

 
  
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No, it is no more running
Answered by Anil K Chugh, 10 Mar '10 09:45 pm

 
  
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On 14 December 2009, the Orient Express ceased to operate and the route disappeared from European railway timetables, reportedly a "victim of high-speed trains and cut-rate airlines!!
Answered by dharamender nebhnani, 10 Mar '10 08:53 pm

 
  
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Think so
Answered by Judy Pawar, 10 Mar '10 08:46 pm

 
  
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