Soon, the famous Orient Express train will return

Posted by Team on: Nov 19, 2022

The famous Orient Express, which first set out on its journey in 1883, is reportedly planning a comeback. At that time, the railway drastically altered the way people travelled from Paris to Istanbul. The trip, however, was brief because the train derailed in 1977. 

Before it made its final voyage, it was renowned for being the most opulent and expensive form of transportation throughout Europe. According to sources, the renowned "Nostalgie-Istanbul-Orient-Express" is reportedly making a comeback and encouraging passengers to recreate the classic journey experience.’ 

According to rumours, the well-known train will return in 2024 with 17 carriages that were discovered in Poland and were purchased by the French hospitality company Accor. Architect Maxime d'Angeac is restoring the collection of 17 carriages from the Nostalgie-Istanbul-Orient-Express, which are from the 1920s and 1930s. 

The carriages, which had reportedly been abandoned outside for ten years, were reportedly discovered in Poland in 2015 and were shockingly in decent shape. There are 12 sleeping cars, a restaurant car, and three lounge cars, all of which have their original wood-paneled, art deco interiors to enhance them. And marquetry by Morrison and Nelson.

As a result, the Orient Express is now prepared to resume operating along its original route using the carriages that were recently discovered and rebuilt under the direction of architect Maxime d'Angeac. According to sources, the first nine repaired cars will be unveiled in December.

More information indicates that the first Paris-Istanbul route will begin operations in time for the 2024 Summer Olympics in Paris.