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Transport (inc Motoring) news & information for Basque Country

'Flying taxi' prototype developed in Spain
Transport Sat, Jul 20, 2019

'Flying taxi' prototype developed in Spain

THE first-ever driverless flying taxi prototype developed in Spain has been unveiled and could be 'on the road' within five years. With a capsule cabin measuring 1.8 by two metres (5'11” by 6'7”)...

Bilbao cabbies 'must see women indoors' before driving off
Transport Thu, Jun 14, 2018

Bilbao cabbies 'must see women indoors' before...

TAXI drivers dropping off women in Bilbao are now required to ensure their customers are safely indoors before driving off, thanks to a new bye-law aimed at improving people's safety on the streets. Cabbies are also...

Basque motorist breaks world drink-driving record
Transport Sun, Aug 21, 2016

Basque motorist breaks world drink-driving record

A 56-YEAR-OLD man from the Basque Country has broken the world record for drink-driving after he was found to have travelled 240 kilometres (150 miles) at nearly 10 times the legal limit. He was breathalysed by the on...

Pro-ETA protesters set fire to eight Bilbao buses
Transport Mon, Nov 2, 2015

Pro-ETA protesters set fire to eight Bilbao buses

EIGHT coaches at Bilbao bus station were burnt to a crisp over Hallowe'en by protesters calling for ETA prisoner Ibón Iparagirre, who is ill, to be released. The buses, owned by the public transport service...

Bus driver starts petition to ban the burqa on public transport
Transport Fri, Nov 7, 2014

Bus driver starts petition to ban the burqa on public...

A BUS driver in the Basque Country has been getting passengers to sign a petition calling for a ban on burqa-wearers on public transport. During his morning shift with the city bus service, Tuvisa, in Vitoria, the...

King's 34-year-old Mercedes up for auction
Transport Tue, Mar 6, 2012

King's 34-year-old Mercedes up for auction

ONE of King Juan Carlos' earliest cars is up for auction for 25,000 euros. The blue eight-cylinder, 210-horse power, five-metre-long Mercedes 450 SEL 6.9 is the first of the monarch's vehicles to have its...

One dead and several injured as train derails in Vizcaya
Transport Thu, Oct 8, 2009

One dead and several injured as train derails in Vizcaya

A train driver died and several passengers were injured when the Euskotren they were travelling was derailed in Lezama station this afternoon. The accident occurred at 4.25pm, when the train collided with the buffers at...

27 injured in multi-vehicle pile-up
Transport Fri, Dec 26, 2008

27 injured in multi-vehicle pile-up

No fewer than 54 vehicles were involved in a multiple accident on the A-8 motorway this afternoon that has left 27 people injured. The incident occurred shortly after 4pm near Muskiz (Vizcaya) during a heavy hailstorm....

Transport Wed, Dec 3, 2008

Missing man found inside submerged car

The body of a 49-year-old man from Santzurzi who was reported missing by his family last Monday was recovered from inside a car in Bilbao estuary yesterday. An autopsy will confirm cause of death, but it is believed...

Transport Mon, Jun 23, 2008

Eight injured as bus hits jack-knifed lorry

Eight people were injured shortly after 12.30pm this afternoon when a bus collided with a jack-knifed lorry on the Bi-635 between Muxika and Gernika, forcing the road to be closed temporarily. The bus rolled over,...

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