Orient express glides into town

IT was all aboard in Ipswich today when one of the world's most famous trains was paid a visit to the town today as it carried guests on a special day out to one of England's finest cities.

IT was all aboard in Ipswich today when one of the world's most famous trains was paid a visit to the town today as it carried guests on a special day out to one of England's finest cities.

The Orient Express left Suffolk for a special day out in York carrying the 120 VIP passengers who boarded in Ipswich in real style.

The train is used for special excursions across the county - bringing a touch of elegance and panache to normally mundane train trips.

Heather Burrows, of Queenscliffe Road, Ipswich, boarded with her husband Bill and two friends Diana and Alec Mayhew.

She said: “We have a to-do list and a trip on the Orient Express has been on it for several years.”

Keith Stoodley, of Belstead Road, Ipswich, was travelling with his wife Maureen.

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“We are looking forward to sitting back and enjoying good food and the journey,” Mr Stoodley said.