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The Orient Express is the name of a long-distance passenger train originally operated by the Compagnie Internationale des Wagons-Lits. Its route has changed many times, and several routes have in the past concurrently used the name (or slight variants thereof). 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 intimately associated with The Orient Express are Paris and Istanbul. Ironically, the modern regular scheduled train that bears the name now serves neither.

The current Orient Express runs from Strasbourg to Vienna. Its immediate predecessor, a through overnight service from Paris to Vienna ran for the very last time from Paris on Friday 8 June 2007. It has now been replaced by a new service, still called 'The Orient Express', from Strasbourg to Vienna. That June 2007 change was occasioned by the inauguration of the LGV Est which affords much faster travel times from Paris to Strasbourg. The new curtailed service leaves Strasbourg at 22.20 daily, and will be attached at Karlsruhe to the overnight sleeper service from Dortmund to Vienna.

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  • Copyright: Michal Lepecki (Nefaryta) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 147 W: 1 N: 144] (2582)
  • Genre: Lugares
  • Medium: Cor
  • Date Taken: 2007-07-12
  • Categories: Transportes
  • Versão da Foto: Versão Original
  • Date Submitted: 2007-07-14 7:09
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