Orient Express in Turkey
ANKARA - Anatolia News Agency
The famous Orient Express will reach Istanbul’s Sirkeci Terminal today. REUTERS PhotoThe Orient Express, whose rich history has lent itself to the plots of many novels and films, will be in Turkey Sept. 5.
According to a statement released yesterday by the General Directorate of State Railways of the Republic of Turkey (TCDD) the Venice Simplon Orient Express, which has been in service since 1883 left Paris on Aug. 31 and is bound for Turkey.
The Orient Express which will pass through Vienna, Budapest and Varna will reach Istanbul’s Sirkeci Terminal on Sept. 5.
After staying in Istanbul for two days the train will head to Venice on Sept. 7 passing Bucharest, Budapest and Vienna. The train which has eight sleeping coaches, two saloon cars, one bar car, three restaurant cars and one service car has rested at Istanbul Sirkeci Terminal since 1998 every year.