Mauricio Ruiz is a writer and journalist who has lived in the US, Belgium, Mexico and Norway. His work has appeared in Words Without Borders, CatapultThe CommonThe RumpusElectric LiteratureJMWWRiver TeethLiteral Magazine, among others. He's been shortlisted for the Bridport Prize and Myriad Editions Competition in the UK, as well as the Fish Short Story Prize in Ireland. He has received fellowships from OMI writers (NY), Société des auteurs (Belgium), Jakob Sande (Norway), Can Serrat (Spain), and the Three Seas' Council (Rhodes). His second book, Silencios al sur, was published in early 2017, and his work has partially been translated into Dutch and French. Mauricio Ruiz can be followed on Twitter and Instagram.

30 June 2022

Beijing Fengtai. Asia’s largest train station has reopened

Beijing’s oldest railroad station reopened on Monday, June 20th. Fengtai Railway Station had been closed for four years due to renovation work. After its reopening, it […]
22 June 2022

UK’s biggest rail strike in 30 years leaves the country in chaos

On the 21, 23 and 25th of June members of the Rail, Maritime and Transport union (RMT) at Network Rail along with 13 operators are striking, […]
20 June 2022

Night trains from Brussels to winter and summer destinations in France soon to become reality

Sunweb and European Sleeper are introducing night trains to popular winter and summer destinations in France. Dutch tour operator Sunweb teamed up with European Sleeper, a […]
17 June 2022

The Middle Corridor might be the answer to reconnect Asia and Europe

The on-going war in Ukraine has raised many problems in different areas and industries. To name a few: the food, aviation, energy, tourism and transport industries […]
13 June 2022

Why are trains to Brussels Airport so expensive?

There are two public transport options to reach Brussels Airport from the city. One is the number 12 bus, which takes about an hour, and in […]
6 June 2022

High speed direct train to connect Paris and Berlin from December 2023

With the occasion of celebrating 15 years of partnership, the two major European railways SNCF and Deutsche Bahn (DB) announced the introduction of a high speed […]
3 June 2022

The Transport Research Arena conference comes to Lisbon this year

The eyes of European transport and mobility will be set in Lisbon this fall. From the 14th to the 17th of November, the Transport Research Arena […]
30 May 2022

Eurostar passengers can now plant a tree with their bookings

Eurostar, the high-speed rail service linking the UK and mainland Europe, is launching a new partnership with Trees4Travel, which offers passengers the opportunity to plant trees […]
30 May 2022

Germany launches €9 special monthly travel pass

Germany has opted for a drastic reduction in the price of public transport to encourage people to use it more often and save energy. During the […]
25 May 2022

Elizabeth line is the latest underground railway beneath London

After 13 years of political fights over an east-west line under London, the Elisabeth line is the latest underground railway in the British capital. It’s here! […]
19 May 2022

Thalys to stop operating low-cost IZY trains from July

After six years of operating the low-cost trains IZY, Thalys will stop the service as of 10 July. The cheaper, albeit slower, option from the French-Belgian […]
16 May 2022

Did you know of these new steam train routes departing from London?

Fans of train travel will be delighted to know that the UK now has two new regular steam train journeys. They’re called the Sunset Steam Express […]
9 May 2022

Interrail releases half-price passes to celebrate its 50th anniversary

Since 1972, the Interrail Pass has been the most flexible way for European travellers to connect with their friends, families and discover the continent on multi-destination […]
28 April 2022

This is the longest train journey in the world

Are you a fan of traveling by train? You’ll be delighted to know that as of December 2nd you can travel all the way from Portugal […]
12 April 2022

Sales of InterRail passes return to pre-pandemic levels

The InterRail pass is a train tickets that allows travellers unlimited journeys in 33 European countries for up to a month and, like many other travel […]
31 March 2022

EU approves Thalys-Eurostar merger

On Tuesday March 29th, the European Commission gave the green light to the takeover of the French-Belgian Thalys by the French railway company SNCF. Thalys was […]
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