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Transport (inc Motoring) news & information for Costa Cantabria

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...

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 Tue, May 11, 2004

Driver trapped in car accident

A man was injured in a car accident on Sunday afternoon on the Boo crossroads of the A-67 in the village of Piélagos near the turn off for the Mompía Clinic. Apparently the driver lost control of the vehicle, crashed...

Transport Thu, Apr 29, 2004

Police arrest banned driver

Santander Local Police arrested a car driver on Tuesday whose driving licence had been withdrawn temporarily by Santander´s nº2 Penal Court. The man was detained at 6pm on the calle Marqués de la Hermida after he was...

Transport Sat, Apr 17, 2004

Drunk driver arrested in Santander

Local police in Santander arrested a man during the early hours of yesterday morning on the calle Miolina after he crashed into a safety barrier and knocked over a set of traffic lights. The man was arrested at 5.10am...

Transport Thu, Feb 19, 2004

Santander buses vandalised by strikers

Now that Santander public transport workers have finished their strike action, and all the bus ticket machines have been repaired, customers will again be asked to pay to use the buses. Santander Town Hall Transport...

Transport Wed, Feb 11, 2004

Young girl injured in car smash

A six year old girl was injured in a traffic accident at 21.30pm on Sunday evening when the car she was travelling in was involved in an accident on the N-634 near Arenillas with two articulated lorries. The girl, who...

Transport Wed, Dec 3, 2003

Man run over by a bus in Santander

Five people were injured yesterday in 3 separate traffic accidents in Santander yesterday. A man was run over by a bus at 1.55pm, in the calle Santa Lucía, Santander. The victim suffered serious injuries and was taken...