Railway museum in the capital of India is selling tickets to a tour that takes visitors inside the most well-known and famous train tunnels of the world.
Railway booking website Railway Booking recently released the first installment of a two-part series, ‘Railway Coffee’ and ‘Railroad Train,’ which features the views of the Indian Railways’ (IRS) main tunnel, Kolkata.
The tours feature some of the most famous railway stations in the world, including London’s Piccadilly Line, London’s Waterloo Line and the Moscow Metro’s Moscow-Gazprom railway.
Rail travel in the US has seen a resurgence in recent years, with the average trip in the year 2018 up 30 percent from the year before.
The number of passenger trains on US soil is up by 50 percent since the early 2020s.
The first installment, ‘Scheduled Service,’ is a one-week tour which covers the Kolkati section of the Kansai Railway’s Sanyang-Gonggong Line, the world’s longest.
The trip takes in the entire line and the station where it terminates, taking in the trains from its eastern terminus, Sanyong-Gonag, to its western terminus on the north side of the city.
The tour, which was organized by the Indian Railway Catering Association, is free and runs from Friday, June 1 to Monday, June 7.
The second installment, which is scheduled to depart from June 8 to July 11, features the Kalinga section of India’s famous and famed Kalingas, which run from Kolkat to Thakur in Tamil Nadu and to Mumbai, Delhi and other cities.
The trains in the second installment of the tour are scheduled to run daily between July 8 and Aug. 17.
The full schedule of the two-week tours can be found here.