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Transport (inc Motoring) news & information for Costa de la Luz

Non-drinking drivers get 20-euro petrol vouchers
Transport Sun, May 26, 2013

Non-drinking drivers get 20-euro petrol vouchers

FREE petrol for young drivers in the early hours of the morning who can prove they have not drunk any alcohol is being given by Huelva city council in the south-west of Spain. Numerous checkpoints have been set up...

Anti-toll protest at Spanish-Portuguese border
Transport Sun, Apr 10, 2011

Anti-toll protest at Spanish-Portuguese border

HUNDREDS of Spanish and Portuguese motorists gathered at the border in a protest on wheels today against the decision to install tolls on the Autovía del Algarve. Around 50 cars set off from the industrial estate in...

Intense road-safety campaign to surround Jerez Moto GP
Transport Fri, Apr 1, 2011

Intense road-safety campaign to surround Jerez Moto GP

The DGT and traffic police today called on drivers and bikers to exercise the utmost care when travelling to the Spanish Moto GP in Jerez that starts tomorrow, given the "high road accident rate" surrounding...

Trains in Sevilla and Cádiz now running again
Transport Sun, Feb 21, 2010

Trains in Sevilla and Cádiz now running again

RAIL traffic is now back on track in the provinces of Sevilla and Cádiz following its closure due to flooding on Friday. The damage caused by the heavy rainfall across the whole of Andalucía led to the main line...

Coffin 'lost in transit' on Air Berlin flight
Transport Sun, Nov 8, 2009

Coffin 'lost in transit' on Air Berlin flight

A COFFIN on an Air Berlin flight from Palma de Mallorca has been lost by the airline, the deceased's family claims. The body of Rafael Domínguez Domínguez, 42, was due to arrive in Jerez airport on Friday. But his...

Singer and model hurt in head-on smash
Transport Fri, Oct 10, 2008

Singer and model hurt in head-on smash

Former Mecano singer, Ana Torroja, and model-turned-actress, Esther Arroyo, were among seven people injured in a head-on collision on the N-340 freeway, roughly 10km from the town of Vejer de la Frontera (Cádiz), that...

Cargo hold fire forces Algeciras ferry evacuation
Transport Tue, Apr 22, 2008

Cargo hold fire forces Algeciras ferry evacuation

A fire during the early hours of this morning on board a Moroccan ferry - 'Le Rif' - moored in Algeciras port forced the evacuation of the crew and 14 passengers - mostly long-distance lorry drivers - none of...

At 15, weekend road death toll down 19 on last year
Transport Mon, Mar 31, 2008

At 15, weekend road death toll down 19 on last year

According to General Traffic Department (DGT) statistics, 15 people, including five bikers, died in traffic accidents between 3pm last Friday and midnight last night. Twelve others were injured, eight of whom seriously....

Recre fans killed in motorway smash
Transport Wed, Dec 20, 2006

Recre fans killed in motorway smash

Recreativo de Huelva bosses have called for tonight's Primera Liga clash with Real Madrid at the Santiago Bernabeu to be called off after three of their fans died on the way to the match in a collision with a lorry...

29 die in weekend road accidents
Transport Mon, Feb 27, 2006

29 die in weekend road accidents

Four of the five people killed in a head-on collision on the A-494 between the towns of Moguer and Palos de la Frontera at around 11pm last Saturday night, were four Polish temporary workers employed picking...

Bomb scare closes Gibraltar border
Transport Thu, Apr 28, 2005

Bomb scare closes Gibraltar border

Gibraltar closed its Spanish border for about an hour yesterday evening causing lengthy delays for car and foot passengers after the discovery of an abandoned bag thought to contain a bomb. The bag was discovered at 5...

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