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Transport (inc Motoring) news & information for Ciudad Real province

Ciudad Real airport to close tomorrow
Transport Thu, Apr 12, 2012

Ciudad Real airport to close tomorrow

Ciudad Real airport, currently in receivership and having not operated a single commercial flight since December last year, will close altogether tomorrow. In an internal memo issued ten days ago, Aena, which operates...

Transport Mon, Nov 10, 2008

Elderly motorist killed on level crossing

A 63-year-old man was killed at around 10am yesterday morning when his car was struck by a passenger train travelling from Ciudad Real to Manzanares on a level crossing without barriers at El Campillo station in Daimiel...

Transport Mon, Sep 29, 2008

Lowest weekend road death toll since 1964

Eight people died in seven fatal road accidents last weekend, 24 fewer than during the corresponding period last year, and the lowest total for 45 years. Furthermore, it is only the second time since 1964 that fewer...

Transport Wed, Oct 24, 2007

Drunk lorry driver tested eight times over limit

A 54 year old articulated lorry driver was arrested during the early hours of Tuesday morning after testing eight times over the legal alcohol limit in a roadside breath test. The man was stopped at 2.35am on the CM...

Transport Thu, Mar 23, 2006

Drunk coach driver had no driving licence

A Guardia Civil traffic patrol stopped the driver of a coach on its way to Brussels from Almería yesterday with forty Moroccan passengers on board when they saw him making strange gestures while talking on his mobile...

Transport Tue, Mar 14, 2006

Novice driver caught doing 132 mph

An 18 year old youth was pulled over on the A-4 Andalucia Freeway in the province of Ciudad Real for driving at 213 kilometres an hour. For a recently qualified driver, the maximum permitted speed is just 80 km an hour....

Holiday road deaths down 29%
Transport Mon, Jan 10, 2005

Holiday road deaths down 29%

A total of 139 people were killed in 111 serious traffic accidents between the 23rd December and midnight last night, the lowest total for the last seventeen years, and 28.7% (-50) down on last year. A further 71 were...

Transport Fri, Aug 27, 2004

Elderly drunk caught driving wrong way down A-4 motorway

A 75 year old man was arrested on Wednesday evening by a Guardia Civil traffic patrol; he was driving the wrong way down the A-4 motorway near the village of Manzanares (Ciudad Real). A subsequent breath test revealed...

Transport Wed, Apr 21, 2004

Level crossing smash leaves car driver dead

A passenger train smashed into a car killing its 26 year old driver yesterday afternoon on a level crossing without barriers on the section of track between Azuer and Daimiel in the province of Ciudad Real. According to...

Transport Wed, Feb 25, 2004

Carnival parade cancelled after motorcycle tragedy

The Town Hall of Argamasilla de Alba in the province of Ciudad Real decided to postpone the carnival parades planned last Monday until next week because they clashed with the funeral of a young man from the village who...