See Amazing Scenery in the Tibet Train (Photo: China Odyssey Tours)
According to an official with Tibet Tourism Bureau, a Luxury Train from Beijing to Lhasa, capital of Tibet autonomous region, with a ticket price of more than $10,000 is expected to put into operation this year.
Liao Lisheng, director of policies and regulations department of Tibet Tourism Bureau, said the train can only take 108 passengers and its travel time would last a week. The rooms on the train will be classified into different standards and luxuries for passengers include baths and meeting areas, Liao said.
The information drew much attention among the public immediately after the report was released. Now, China’s Ministry of Railways refuted this information, saying there is no such plan at the moment, the Beijing Times reported.
French Riviera Luxury Train
In a throwback to pre-revolutionary days, Russian Railways just launch a regular train service between Moscow and Nice, a southern French city popular among Russian social elites and wealthy businessmen. The Moscow-Nice route existed from the late 19th century until the start of WW1 in 1914 and its resumption in the Russia-France cross year underscores the friendly relations between the two nations.
The new train service, which will operate once a week, will leave from Moscow’s Belorussky Station on Thursdays and arrive in Nice about 53 hours late. The return train will leave Sunday afternoon and arrive in Moscow late Tuesday. The train will travel through Smolensk, Minsk, Warsaw, Vienna, Milan and Genoa.