Wes Anderson designed a luxury train car that'll travel around the UK for almost $550 per ride - see inside

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Wes Anderson designed a luxury train car that'll travel around the UK for almost $550 per ride - see inside
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the train traveling through a grassy area
The British Pullman train. Belmond
  • Luxury travel group Belmond has unveiled a Wes Anderson-designed carriage in one of its trains.

  • Tickets in the carriage start at $545 per person and $2,455 for one of the two private coupes.

  • Belmond has noticed "huge pent-up demand" for its trains and is expecting an "extremely busy" 2022.

Luxury travel group Belmond is bringing filmmaker Wes Anderson's "The Darjeeling Limited" to life with an Anderson-designed carriage aboard one of its trains.

Wes Anderson looking away from the camera as he sits in the Cygnus carriage
The Cygnus carriage redesigned by Wes Anderson. Belmond

Luxury train travel is currently a "hot product," Eleanor Hardy, a travel advisor and president at The Society of International Railway Travelers, told Barbara Peterson for Conde Nast Traveler.

a set table on the Cygnus carriage as the train moves
The Cygnus carriage redesigned by Wes Anderson. Belmond

Source: Conde Nast Traveler, The Society of International Railway Travelers

And so far, Belmond has benefited from this rise in luxury train popularity.

glassware on tables between chairs on the train
The Cygnus carriage redesigned by Wes Anderson. Belmond

The company has noticed "huge pent-up demand" with some rides selling out, Gary Franklin, Belmond's vice president of trains and cruises, told Insider in an email statement.

glassware on tables between chairs on the train
The Cygnus carriage redesigned by Wes Anderson. Belmond

And now, Belmond is predicting an "extremely busy" 2022.

a set table on the Cygnus carriage as the train moves
The Cygnus carriage redesigned by Wes Anderson. Belmond

"A luxury train offers an excellent solution for guests wishing to travel between cities and countries without having to fly or rent a car," Franklin said.

the Cygnus carriage with a pink paneled roof and green seats
The Cygnus carriage redesigned by Wes Anderson. Belmond

In the midst of this wild demand, Belmond unveiled its new Anderson-designed Cygnus train carriage.

a set table on the Cygnus carriage as the train moves
The Cygnus carriage redesigned by Wes Anderson. Belmond

The redesigned 1950s carriage is in the British Pullman, the company's England-based train. It's one of 11 carriages of the storied train.

the train traveling through a grassy area
The British Pullman train. Belmond

Source: Belmond

The new look blends the carriage's existing Art Deco-esque design with Anderson's "signature symmetrical lines, unique color pallets, and art nouveau style," according to a press release.

the wall artwork of the Cygnus carriage above the seats
The Cygnus carriage redesigned by Wes Anderson. Belmond

It features green seats, tablecloth-lined tables, dark wooden detailing …

the Cygnus carriage with a pink paneled roof and green seats
The Cygnus carriage redesigned by Wes Anderson. Belmond

... and a pink ceiling decal that pops against the darker green and wood tones.

the Cygnus carriage with a pink paneled roof and green seats
The Cygnus carriage redesigned by Wes Anderson. Belmond

"I have often had the chance to invent train compartments and carriages in my movies, so I was immediately pleased to say 'yes' to this real-life opportunity," Anderson said in the press release.

the wall artwork of the Cygnus carriage above the seats
The Cygnus carriage redesigned by Wes Anderson. Belmond

The carriage also has two private, more expensive coupes that can each accommodate up to four travelers.

a set table on the Cygnus carriage as the train moves
The Cygnus carriage redesigned by Wes Anderson. Belmond

This more exclusive ticket comes with extra services like champagne and cocktails served in special glassware.

a set table on the Cygnus carriage as the train moves
The Cygnus carriage redesigned by Wes Anderson. Belmond

The entire carriage - which can accommodate up to 26 passengers - can also be booked for a private group experience.

the wall artwork of the Cygnus carriage above the seats
The Cygnus carriage redesigned by Wes Anderson. Belmond

Tickets start at $545 per person.

a set table on the Cygnus carriage as the train moves
The Cygnus carriage redesigned by Wes Anderson. Belmond

This price then jumps to at least $2,455 for one of the private coupes.

the Cygnus carriage with a pink paneled roof and green seats
The Cygnus carriage redesigned by Wes Anderson. Belmond

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