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The Orient Express was the name of a long-distance passenger train service
created in 1883
by Compagnie Internationale des Wagons-Lits (CIWL) .There are five or more
History of the railway roadmap: Map source - Wikimedia Commons
The route and rolling stock of the Orient Express changed many times. Several
routes in the past
concurrently used the Orient Express name, or slight variants there of.
Although the original Orient
Express was simply a normal international railway service, the name has become synonymous with
intrigue and luxury travel. The two city names most prominently associated
with the Orient Express
are Paris and Istanbul, the first endpoints of the time-tabled service.
The Orient Express was a show-
case of luxury and comfort in a time when traveling was still rough and
dangerous. CIWL soon
developed a dense network of luxury trains all over Europe.
In 1977, the Orient Express stopped serving Istanbul. Its immediate successor,
service from Paris to Vienna, ran for the last time from Paris in June,
2007. After this, the route, still
called the Orient Express, was shortened to start from Strasbourg instead,
occasioned by the inaugu-
ration of the LGV Est which affords much shorter travel times from Paris to Strasbourg. The new
curtailed service left Strasbourg at 22:20 daily, shortly after the arrival
of a TGV from Paris.
In December 2009, the Orient Express ceased to operate, and the route disappeared
railway timetables, reportedly a "victim of high-speed trains and
cut-rate airlines." The Venice-Simplon
Orient Express train, a private venture by Orient-Express Hotels Ltd. using original CIWL carriages
from the 1920s and 1930s, continues to run from London to Venice and to
other destinations in
Europe, including the first route from Paris to Istanbul. In March 2014
Orient-Express Hotels Ltd.
was renamed Belmond.
The first Orient Express in 1883
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A non-smoking luxury sleeper train by JR-Kyushu
The Seven Stars in Kyushu is a deluxe sleeping-car-excursion train which was ordered by Kyushu
Railway Company(JR-Kyushu). It is scheduled to use on services from October
2013. The name of
the train is derived from the seven prefectures of Kyushu, and the fact that the train will be made
up of seven cars.
All vehicles are non-smoking. This is the first Japanese sleeper-train
which prohibits smoking inside
of the train car.
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A new deluxe sleeper-train provides smoking vehicles 2017.
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This information was provided by the Smokefree Hotel and Travel.
The photographs were taken and the article was written in January 2017,
by Junhaku Miyamoto, M.D., PhD.
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