On October 6, 2013 the luxury train "Balkan Express 2013" will arrive in Bulgaria with about 200 tourists from all over the world, lovers of retro trips with steam locomotives. The train departing from Germany on October 3rd is going to pass briefly through Austria, Hungary and Serbia and then will during the following 6 days is going to make stops for visits of various sites in Bulgaria. The journey is organized entirely with all available museum steam locomotives owned by the Bulgarian State Railways BDZ, which have been restored and are on the move.
The timetable of the train’s passage through the country is, as follows:
Departure at 08:20 a.m. from the Central Railway Station in Sofia along the route: Sofia - Lakatnik - Cherepish - Cherven Bryag - Pleven - Levski - Veliko Tarnovo;
Departure at 08:30 a.m. from the town of Veliko Tarnovo along the route: Tryavna - Plachkovtsi - Krastets - Dabovo - Stara Zagora - Plovdiv;
Departure at 09:45 a.m. from Septemvri Railway Station along the route: Velingrad - Avramovo - Bansko;
Departure at 09:40 a.m. from Bansko to Septemvri Railway Station;
Departure from Plovdiv along the route: Karlovo - Klisura - Koprivshtitsa - Mirkovo - Sofia