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Terror and war kill off luxury Aussie train

<p>The operators of the Great South Pacific Express have blamed a combination of terrorism and war for their decision to cease services in June this year.</p> <p>Venice Simplon-Orient-Express and Queensland Rail say the events of September 11, the Bali bombing and now war in Iraq "triggered a downturn in the number of international tourists looking for a luxury rail experience in Australia".</p> <p>The major market for the train, which travels from north Queensland to Sydney, has been wealthy American and Japanese tourists.</p> <p>The train will stay in service up to June 8. </p> <br />