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Transport (inc Motoring) news & information for Costa Vasca

'Flying taxi' prototype developed in Spain
Transport Sat, Jul 20, 2019

'Flying taxi' prototype developed in Spain

THE first-ever driverless flying taxi prototype developed in Spain has been unveiled and could be 'on the road' within five years. With a capsule cabin measuring 1.8 by two metres (5'11” by 6'7”)...

27 injured in multi-vehicle pile-up
Transport Fri, Dec 26, 2008

27 injured in multi-vehicle pile-up

No fewer than 54 vehicles were involved in a multiple accident on the A-8 motorway this afternoon that has left 27 people injured. The incident occurred shortly after 4pm near Muskiz (Vizcaya) during a heavy hailstorm....

Transport Wed, Dec 3, 2008

Missing man found inside submerged car

The body of a 49-year-old man from Santzurzi who was reported missing by his family last Monday was recovered from inside a car in Bilbao estuary yesterday. An autopsy will confirm cause of death, but it is believed...

Transport Wed, Dec 12, 2007

Stoned scooterist charged with manslaughter

A 21 year old man from Bermeo has been charged with involuntary manslaughter after testing positive for cannabis and a prescription tranquiliser following an accident that killed a 59 year old pedestrian as he was...

Arsonists attack Basque railway station
Transport Tue, May 22, 2007

Arsonists attack Basque railway station

A gang of unidentified individuals started a fire at Ortuella local train station at 11.20pm last night that caused minor damage to the waiting room, although an automatic ticket machine inside was quite badly affected....

Four vehicles trapped in Basque freeway landslide
Transport Tue, Dec 20, 2005

Four vehicles trapped in Basque freeway landslide

At least three cars and a lorry were submerged under a pile of rocks and earth as they were traveling along the A-8 freeway (km 51) near the Deba exit this morning. Work continues to ascertain if any other vehicles were...

Four students killed in Oñate smash
Transport Thu, Apr 21, 2005

Four students killed in Oñate smash

Four students at Mondragón University (San Sebastián) were killed when the Ford Fiesta they were travelling in collided with a coach at 1.20pm yesterday on the GI-2036 in Oñate´s Zubillaga district. All four victims...

8 million journeys forecast over holiday weekend
Transport Fri, Dec 3, 2004

8 million journeys forecast over holiday weekend

Spain´s traffic department (DGT) is forecasting 8 million car journeys during the forthcoming holiday weekend as many people take advantage of public holidays on Monday and Wednesday (to celebrate the Constitution and...

Paternina cyclist killed in car smash near Deba
Transport Mon, Oct 25, 2004

Paternina cyclist killed in car smash near Deba

The cyclist, Jokin Ormaetxea, who rode for the Paternina team, died yesterday in a car smash on the N-634 near Deba. The driver, Joseba Albizu, who rides for the Euskaltel Euskadi team, was seriously injured, although...

Transport Thu, Sep 16, 2004

Two Basque police officers run over twice directing traffic

Two Basque regional police officers were seriously injured yesterday morning while directing traffic after an earlier accident on the BI-637 near the village of Erandio (Vizcaya). The two officers were hit by the driver...

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