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Transport (inc Motoring) news & information for Costa Maresme

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...

Barcelona train crash injures 54
Transport Fri, Jul 28, 2017

Barcelona train crash injures 54

A TRAIN crash in Barcelona has left 54 people injured, 20 of whom are in hospital and one of whom is in a serious condition. The outer suburban line crashed into a platform barrier, causing the front of the train to...

Barcelona taxi 'slow protest' blocks main roads and leaves airport with no transport
Transport Thu, Jul 27, 2017

Barcelona taxi 'slow protest' blocks main roads and...

ANOTHER taxi strike in protest over the presence of car-sharing schemes such as Cabify and Über has led a slow march blocking major roads in Barcelona and no transport for the airport. About 400 taxis set off from...

Barcelona metro drivers strike today
Transport Mon, Jul 17, 2017

Barcelona metro drivers strike today

BARCELONA metro is on strike again today with only 40% of trains running, especially during rush hour. This morning brought chaos to the underground train network as drivers downed tools between 07.00 and 09.00 – peak...

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