A luxury touring train is to be launched
in Ireland. Belmondplans to start operating the luxury sleeper in summer 2016 after acquiring 10
carriages from Irish Rail. The train will be called the Grand Hibernian. It
will visit destinations in the north and south. Belmond is the new brand
recently introduced by Orient Express Hotels. The company continues to operate
other luxury trains, including the Venice-Simplon-Orient Express.