Budapest, August 21 (MTI) – A successor to the legendary Orient Express will leave Budapest to carry passengers via Istanbul to Tehran this autumn, a manager of Hungarian state railways MAV-Start told tabloid Blikk today.

Sales director Gyorgy Zarand, who also heads the company’s nostalgia branch, said that the luxury train would be composed of period carriages, would run with a steam engine, and the trip would last for two weeks in one direction.

MAV-Start will provide for the museum train and its staff whereas the expensive tickets are marketed by a British travel agency.

In view of keen demand for the five-star trip, the company plans to operate five trains to the Iranian capital annually, he said.

The original Orient Express train ran from Paris to Istanbul between 1883 and 1977.

Photo: hirhatar.com

Source: http://mtva.hu/hu/hungary-matters

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