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.

5 December 2022

Strikes at Eurostar set to cause havoc before Christmas

On Wednesday November 30th, a British union representing transport workers announced that security staff at Eurostar will strike for four days in December, in the period […]
28 November 2022

Spain launches low-cost high-speed train service between Madrid and Barcelona

On Friday November 25th, the private high-speed operator Iryo launched a new high-speed train route between Madrid and Barcelona. The train’s first journey was hailed as […]
21 November 2022

Portugal announces green high-speed rail ambitions

Portugal has announced new high-speed trains which could halve journey times, in a statement about a major update to the Iberian rail system. Reuters reported the […]
17 November 2022

The best European rail tourism campaigns of 2022

The European Travel Commission (ETC) and Eurail B.V. honoured recipients at the second edition of the Best European Rail Tourism Campaign Awards at an award ceremony […]
15 November 2022

New night train service to run between Prague and Zurich via Germany

The Czech Republic’s national rail operator Czech Railways has announced a new sleeper service that will go from Prague to the Swiss city of Zurich via […]
15 November 2022

France and Germany to launch discounted train ticket for young people in January 2023

Authorities in France and Germany are working on the implementation of a “Franco-German” train ticket for young people with the goal of promoting travel between the […]
14 November 2022

Semi-high-speed train connecting Laos with China set to boost growth in the region

The semi-high-speed linking China with Laos will soon celebrate its 1st year anniversary. Inaugurated on the 3rd of December 2021, the 1,035-kilometer route runs through the […]
8 November 2022

UK’s highest railway set to reopen in 2023

The UK‘s highest railway is expected to return to service early in 2023, almost five years after structural problems shut it down. The funicular railway at […]
3 November 2022

National rail strikes to disrupt UK services 4-11 November

Heavy disruptions are expected across the UK over the next week, as several national rail strikes are planned form 4 to 10 November. According to Independent, […]
1 November 2022

Belgian train tickets to become more expensive from 1 February

The National Railway Company of Belgium (SNCB/NMBS) has announced that from February 1st, 2023, tickets will go up in price. “A difficult but necessary decision,” said […]
31 October 2022

Switzerland claims record for world’s longest passenger train

On Saturday October 29th, the Swiss Rhaetian Railway claimed the record for the world’s longest passenger train with a trip along one of the most spectacular […]
19 October 2022

Connecting Europe and Asia through the Middle Corridor

The 35th meeting of the Berlin Eurasian club took place on 18 October in the centre of Brussels. Hosted in collaboration with the Eastern Committee of […]
19 October 2022

Germany to introduce nationwide €49 monthly public transport pass

Germany wants to introduce a public transport pass with a cost of 49 euros a month if authorities can agree on how to fund it. Valid […]
18 October 2022

Indonesia’s bullet train to start running in 2023

Indonesia’s bullet train, the first of its kind in Southeast Asia, is on track to become operational in 2023, despite a delay caused by discrepancies in […]
17 October 2022

Sumptuous beauty of lost Orient Express carriages revealed

In an almost impossibly romantic rebirth, a number of abandoned Orient Express carriages are being given a new lease of life, reports CNN travel. The vintage […]
5 October 2022

Barcelona Sants set to become the train station of the future

Barcelona Sants station will undergo a radical facelift. Raquel Sánchez, Minister of Transport, Mobility and Urban Agenda, has presented the new project for the renovation of […]
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