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
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
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.