Orient Express locomotive broken down, big delay while crossing Romania


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The famous Orient Express has encountered some issues while crossing Romania from Paris to Istanbul, the locomotive has broken down and the train had a big delay due to the country’s poor railway infrastructure.

The speed restrictions, the engine breakdown have delayed the journey of the famous train through Romania, which arrived in Bucharest with a two hour and a half delay than scheduled.

The train left Paris on August 24. Most of the tourists on the Orient Express are British and American.

In Romania the train stops in Sinaia mountain resort, where passengers have the opportunity to visit Peles Castle and Sinaia Monastery.

Regarding the stop in Sinaia, people say that King Carol I, aboard the Express, asked for the train to stop in Sinaia, inviting all its passengers to the Peles Castle and the halt in this lovely mountain resort has been a tradition ever since.

A ride by the Orient Express is EUR 9,000 per person, with all included in this price, except for the alcohol. The train has 15 carriages and 40 people are in the train staff.

The Orient Express embarked on its first journey in October 1883, when it had a steam locomotive. The train left from Paris, crossed the Alps, passed through Budapest and Bucharest and arrived in Constantinople. The train has carried all kind of characters aboard all these years, from celebrities to arguable people.

The 20s was the most popular time for the Orient Express. It was then that famous Agatha Christie wrote her novel “Murder on the Orient Express”.

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