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Transport (inc Motoring) news & information for Cantabria region/province

Lorry driver's GPS lands him in Cantabria ditch
Transport Fri, Dec 14, 2018

Lorry driver's GPS lands him in Cantabria ditch

A POLISH lorry driver ended up sideways in a ditch along with his 22,000 litres of beer after following his sat-nav instructions. Jan's vehicle fell into a stream in the rural outskirts of Anero, Cantabria – an...

'Charity' speed trap set up in Cantabria
Transport Thu, Apr 7, 2016

'Charity' speed trap set up in Cantabria

SPAIN'S first-ever 'charity speed camera' has been set up in the northern coastal region of Cantabria, where fines for breaking the limit will be used to support families suffering hardship. Santa María de...

Transport Mon, Oct 13, 2008

Drunk teeen mows down pedestrians

A 17-year-old youth, who tested six times over the limit, was arrested in Santander city-centre late last Saturday night after causing an accident that left five people injured. The youth, who does not have a driving...

Transport Fri, Feb 22, 2008

Positive alco-test for driving school pupil

Santander police have charged a driving school pupil who tested positive for alcohol after an accident involving two other vehicles in the Plaza de Italia in El Sardinero district during a lesson last Wednesday...

Spain's highest road bridge completed
Transport Fri, Jan 11, 2008

Spain's highest road bridge completed

Work on the Montabliz viaduct, which is part of the new A-67 Cantabria-La Meseta Freeway, was completed yesterday by the Ferrovial company contracted to build it. Although it is expected to open within the next few...

Chemical ship runs aground on Cantabria beach
Transport Sat, Mar 17, 2007

Chemical ship runs aground on Cantabria beach

'The Explorer' cargo ship that ran aground shortly after leaving the port of Requejada yesterday afternoon is loaded with 1,600 tonnes of sodium carbonate manufactured by the Solvay chemical plant in Torrelavega...

Police resume hunt for ETA freeway bombs
Transport Mon, Mar 13, 2006

Police resume hunt for ETA freeway bombs

The search for two ETA bombs which failed to detonate last Thursday has resumed this morning after a call to the offices of the DYA road assistance organisation yesterday advising that they were still out there and...

Hydrochloric acid spill closes A-67
Transport Tue, Jul 26, 2005

Hydrochloric acid spill closes A-67

The A-67 Santander Torrelavega freeway was closed this morning after a lorry overturned spilling its load of 24 tonnes of hydrochloric acid, and causing a dangerous toxic cloud. Locals were warned to stay indoors with...

Transport Tue, Jun 29, 2004

RENFE guarantee 75% service during strike

RENFE announced yesterday that owing to measures put in place by the ministry for Development, they will be able to guarantee 75% service levels during strike action organised by the CGT trade union which started today...

Transport Thu, Jun 17, 2004

61 year old Frenchman killed in head-on collision

A 61 year old French man was killed yesterday in a head-on collision on the N-611 Santander-Palencia freeway near the village of Arenas de Iguña. The car the victim was travelling in collided head-on with a lorry, the...

Transport Fri, Jun 11, 2004

English man killed in motorcycle accident

A 34 year old English man from Willington Crook, died yesterday morning in a motorcycle accident on the N-621 León-Unquera road (km 125) near the village of Vega de Liébana. It seems that the victim, who was driving...

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