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Direct Budapest-Istanbul rail service to be reestablished in 2012

The Turkish and Hungarian state railways have agreed to reestablish direct rail service between Budapest and Istanbul in 2012, Hungarian state railways MAV told MTI.

Trains should begin running directly between Hungary and Turkey during the summer of next year, MAV said.

MAV expects significant interest from western Europe and North America for the direct service first inaugurated in 1889 and subsequently discontinued.