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New luxury train car designed by Wes Anderson debuts in UK


Train meets twee in a whole new luxury locomotive travel experience.

Symmetry-obsessed director Wes Anderson teamed up with luxury hotelier Belmond to design a special car on a restored 1950s British Pullman train.

” I like trains ! Anderson said in a statement. “I have often had the chance to invent train compartments and cars in my films. supports all Belmond classic train projects. They keep something special alive; igniting this endangered kind of journey into a new golden age.

Dubbed the carriage Cygnus – so named after the Greek god of balance, depicted in the train’s design elements as swan imagery – the carriage has a ‘dreamy storytelling’ quality, said Belmond.

A trip on the Anderson Coupe through rural England will set you back $ 2,455.
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New luxury train car designed by Wes Anderson debuts in UK
The swan motifs refer to the namesake of the chariot: Cygnus the Greek god of balance.
Courtesy of Belmond
New luxury train car designed by Wes Anderson debuts in UK
The wood marquetry alludes to Anderson’s obsession with symmetry.
Courtesy of Belmond

Other features of the train also reflect the director’s signature style, including symmetrical inlay, unique color palettes – including a pastel pink ceiling and furniture, and a rug in shades of green – silver leaves etched into them. woodwork and personalized tapestry, all in the art nouveau style.

Guests can enjoy afternoon tea, a murder mystery dinner of contemporary British menus and unlimited champagne or one of the many other adventures like the chooga-choogas train through the English countryside .

All that classic comfort and Hollywood fantasy will cost you dearly.

New luxury train car designed by Wes Anderson debuts in UK
Climb aboard for a murder mystery dinner.
Courtesy of Belmond

The car offers two new private coupes, each accommodating up to four people and available for private reservation. The whole car can also be booked for private business up to 26 people. Prices start at $ 546 per person for meals and $ 2,455 to reserve the Anderson Coupe.

Belmond, the parent company that launched the British Pullman, has other luxury accommodation, including a rail hotel, the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express, a modernized 1920s train that runs through Europe’s most romantic cities, Vienna, Prague, Budapest, Paris, Istanbul and Venice and will set you back around $ 5,600 a night.

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