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Transport (inc Motoring) news & information for Costa Blanca

Man dies after throwing himself off ferry in Alicante
Transport Fri, Jan 25, 2013

Man dies after throwing himself off ferry in Alicante

A passenger on a ferry operating the Alicante-Orán (Algeria) line died on Wednesday night after throwing himself off the boat and onto the dock after being cooped up on board for 24 hours without setting sail because...

Couple fined after husband gives wife a driving lesson
Transport Sun, Dec 2, 2012

Couple fined after husband gives wife a driving lesson

A MARRIED couple from Alicante city are facing court proceedings after the husband took the wife out for a driving lesson. Whilst in the UK, it is legal for a person aged 21 or over who has held a valid driving licence...

Trains cancelled after wire theft in Alicante station
Transport Mon, Jan 30, 2012

Trains cancelled after wire theft in Alicante station

RAIL-TRAFFIC was disrupted across the country on Sunday after a kilometre of overhead cables was damaged by thieves at the main train station in San Vicente del Raspeig, just outside Alicante. Some 3,000 passengers were...

Ryanair threatens to reduce Alicante service
Transport Wed, Mar 9, 2011

Ryanair threatens to reduce Alicante service

Budget airline, Ryanair, has threatened to reduce the number of flights into and out of Alicante's El Altet airport because of a dispute with AENA over problems with passenger boarding bridges at the new terminal....

The Sun helps UK holidaymakers get home
Transport Tue, Apr 20, 2010

The Sun helps UK holidaymakers get home

The Sun are supplying 3 coaches to help stranded Brits on the Costa Blanca get back to the UK. The coaches will depart at 8.00am sharp tomorrow morning Wednesday 21st April from Benidorm, dropping off at a Central...

Engine catches fire in plane from Alicante
Transport Sun, Aug 16, 2009

Engine catches fire in plane from Alicante

A BOEING 757 en route from Alicante to Moscow was forced to make an emergency landing yesterday when one of the engines caught fire. The plane, which belongs to the Russian airline Vim-avia, had to land at the nearest...

Ferry passengers trapped on board
Transport Sun, Jul 19, 2009

Ferry passengers trapped on board

OVER a thousand passengers trapped on board a ferry in the port of Alicante due to a technical fault have been forced to spend the night on the water.The ship was due to leave for Oran, in Algeria, on Friday night, but...

British teen killed in moped smash
Transport Tue, Dec 30, 2008

British teen killed in moped smash

It has been confirmed that the 18-year-old youth found dead in an irrigation canal in San Miguel de Salinas (Alicante) early yesterday morning was a British national who lived in Orihuela. His body was found on the...

Transport Tue, Dec 16, 2008

Serious snarl-ups after Benidorm bypass smash

A head-on collision on the Benidorm bypass between a Renault Scenic and a van belonging to a motorcycle company resulted in all those involved - four adults and three children - being taken to a local medical centre,...

Transport Fri, Nov 14, 2008

Drunk driver mows down queuing foreigners

A 26-year-old woman, with an extremely high blood/alcohol content, crashed her car into the Office of Foreign Registrations in Alicante at 5 am yesterday, when people were already queuing. Six of those waiting outside...

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