Deborah O’Donoghue is a British-Irish writer who has lived in the UK, France and Belgium. She has travelled all over the world and worked in car body repairs, in the best fish ‘n’ chip shop in Brighton, and been a gopher in a comedy club, as well as a teacher. She’s a past winner of the Commonwealth Broadcasting Association Short Story Prize. Her début novel, Sea of Bones, was published by Legend Press in 2019 and comes out in Germany in 2021. Follow Deborah on Twitter and Instagram.

19 September 2023

UK rail passengers set to be hit by autumn train strikes

Millions of UK rail passengers are about to be hit by more train strikes this autumn in an industrial dispute that has lasted over two years. […]
13 September 2023

Up Norway launches 15-night train service to Northern Lights capital and beyond

Amid exciting developments in Europe’s growing sleeper train sector, witness an epic new 15-night trip offered by Up Norway that will see the company’s Arctic Circle Express […]
12 September 2023

US-backed transport corridor to link India, Middle East and EU

Amid the G20 summit taking place in New Delhi, US President Joe Biden has revealed a new project aiming to increase connectivity and reduce transport costs […]
12 September 2023

Paris–Berlin sleeper service to return after nine years

Proving that lovers of night trains should never lose hope, ÖBB Nightjet are set to rekindle their Paris-Berlin sleeper train after nine long years. Offering three […]
11 September 2023

France copies German success with launch of €49 monthly rail pass

France is introducing a €49 monthly rail pass from summer 2024, available to all. Giving holders unlimited travel on both regional and intercity trains, the pass […]
7 September 2023

Second night train to connect Brussels and Berlin as of December

Traveling by train from Berlin to Brussels is a convenient and scenic way to explore Europe and a new night train service launched by Austria’s national […]
4 September 2023

Eurostar launches service from London to French Alps for ski season

Eurostar is gearing up for a new venture this winter, providing skiers and snowboarders with a convenient and eco-friendly route to the breathtaking French Alps. The […]
28 August 2023

Would you get a tattoo for a free yearly rail pass?

In a time of the year called “Sommerloch” (summer doldrums) by German speakers, Austria’s climate minister, Leonore Gewessler, who is also a member of the Green […]
16 August 2023

Brussels-Netherlands train service to double by late 2024, featuring speedier journeys

The partnership between Dutch and Belgian national railway companies, NS and NMBS/SNCB, is embarking on a significant upgrade to the intercity train connection between Brussels and […]
15 August 2023

Portugal launches €49 train pass

Portugal has launched a new train pass that offers passengers unlimited travel on all regional trains for a monthly fee of 49€. The ‘passe ferroviário nacional’ […]
14 August 2023

Netherlands set to liberalise rail market and open international routes to competition

The Dutch government is set to introduce further privatisation to its rail market, bringing in new charges and opening international routes to competition from 2025.  1. […]
3 August 2023

Madrid – Marseille in under 8 hours, thanks to new high-speed rail connection

Europe just got a little bit smaller. Spanish railway operator, Renfe, has launched a new high-speed service linking the Spanish capital Madrid and France’s second city, […]
2 August 2023

Travelers could save up to 20% on Europe’s night trains, study shows

According to a new study by environmental group Transport & Environment (T&E) and Back on Track Europe, solo travelers could save up to 20% on the […]
26 July 2023

New low-cost rail link proposed between Brussels and Paris

Belgian and French state rail companies are discussing a new international rail link between their two capital cities. Belgium’s SNCB and France’s SNCF Voyageurs have announced […]
26 July 2023

Trains in Europe up to 30 times more expensive than flights, says Greenpeace

A recent report by Greenpeace sheds light on one of the primary reasons people prefer air travel over trains: exorbitant prices. The report analyzed 112 European […]
24 July 2023

Eurostar to deploy new biometric check-in system in London

Eurostar has launched a face-scan check-in system at London’s St Pancras train station so that passengers departing from London can avoid manual checks of tickets and […]