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Transport (inc Motoring) news & information for Catalonia

Upwardly-opening doors piloted on Barcelona metro
Transport Wed, Jun 5, 2019

Upwardly-opening doors piloted on Barcelona metro

SLIDING doors on Barcelona's underground trains may be abolished if a pilot with a newer version proves to be a success. Rather than shutting horizontally like 'conventional' doors, the openings launched on...

Free on-board Wi-Fi on Barcelona-Madrid AVE trains
Transport Mon, Apr 1, 2019

Free on-board Wi-Fi on Barcelona-Madrid AVE trains

FREE Wi-Fi is now available on seven in 10 of the high-speed AVE trains between Madrid and Barcelona from today (Monday) and expected to be rolled out to the remainder in the next few months. Connections linking...

Taxi drivers on 'indefinite' strike in Barcelona and Madrid over Uber and Cabify regulations
Transport Mon, Jan 21, 2019

Taxi drivers on 'indefinite' strike in Barcelona...

TAXI drivers are on strike in Barcelona for the fourth day running and, in Madrid, every single cabbie has now downed tools. Drivers in Spain's largest two cities say their industrial action is 'indefinite'...

Barcelona taxi drivers on two-day strike
Transport Tue, Jul 24, 2018

Barcelona taxi drivers on two-day strike

TAXI drivers in Barcelona will be on strike tomorrow (Wednesday) and Thursday – the same days as Ryanair cabin crew, although the industrial action has not been designed to coincide with that of the airline. Still,...

'Polluting' motorcycles will be banned from central Barcelona from December
Transport Sat, Apr 7, 2018

'Polluting' motorcycles will be banned from central...

MOTORBIKES, scooters and mopeds which cause the most air pollution will be banned from Barcelona city centre by the end of this year between 07.00 and 20.00 on working days, the council has announced. The move, which...

'On-demand' bus service launched in Tarragona town
Transport Tue, Feb 27, 2018

'On-demand' bus service launched in Tarragona town

SPAIN'S first-ever 'bus on demand' is about to be launched in a Catalunya town – it has no fixed stops or timetables, and pick-ups are requested using a mobile phone App. Due to be piloted in July, the...

Fined for photographing a motorway speed trap
Transport Thu, Jan 18, 2018

Fined for photographing a motorway speed trap

A MAN has been fined for taking a photograph of a speed trap on the AP-7 and uploading it onto social media. Catalunya's military police, the Mossos d'Esquadra, saw the 23-year-old on the roof of a service...

Mossos officer caused mass AP-7 lorry tyre punctures
Transport Wed, Dec 20, 2017

Mossos officer caused mass AP-7 lorry tyre punctures

A CATALUNYA police officer has been arrested for the spate of lorry tyre-punctures on the AP-7 motorway through the provicne of Barcelona. The accused, a Mosso d'Esquadra aged 51 from Montmeló, had been off work...

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