Firm Postpones New Train Service

BROKEN ARROW, Okla. -- Ozark Orient Express postponed the launch of its six-days-a-week tourist train service between Kansas City, Mo. and Hollister, Mo., to March 1, 1998. Hollister is just outside Branson, Mo.

Originally, the service would have operated daily except Wednesday, beginning this summer, but renovations to the train, now under way in San Antonio, required more time, according to chairman Gary L. Meyer.

His firm, formed last July, is in the process of establishing corporate offices in Kansas City, a toll-free phone line and commissionable, CRS booking arrangements.

Fares will be $42 one way for coach, with deli food purchases available, or $89 for upgraded seating, including a table service lunch (southbound).

Northbound, the dinner service will run $99. Group rates (20 or more) will start at $35 one-way.

Ozark Mountain Tour & Travel, Branson, will handle overnight and longer packages for the luxury train service, which will have decor out of the 1950s.

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