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Transport (inc Motoring) news & information for Costa Verde

Ice on track forces diversion for Gijón-Alicante train
Transport Mon, Jan 15, 2018

Ice on track forces diversion for Gijón-Alicante train

ICE on the track meant long-distance travellers on the Gijón-Alicante train yesterday (Sunday) evening had to get off at León, according to rail board RENFE. The train left Gijón in the northern coastal region of...

Esperanza Aguirre in car accident
Transport Sat, Aug 13, 2011

Esperanza Aguirre in car accident

REGIONAL president of the Comunidad de Madrid, Eseranza Aguirre, has been in a car accident along with her husband Fernando. They were on their way to the Begoña fiestas in El Bibio, near Gijón (Asturias) at around 18...

Transport Fri, Mar 28, 2008

Drunk bus driver arrested after smash

A Gijón bus driver was arrested this morning after testing over the limit for alcohol following an accident this morning on the Tremañes-Puente Seco freeway. Traffic police report that the bus driver, who was not...

Transport Wed, Oct 13, 2004

Young Toledo couple die in level crossing smash

A young couple from Toledo were killed at 12.30pm yesterday lunchtime when the Volkswagen Golf they were travelling in was hit by the Oviedo-Santander passenger train on a level crossing without barriers near the...

Drunk road rage driver ploughs into holiday crowd
Transport Mon, Aug 9, 2004

Drunk road rage driver ploughs into holiday crowd

A 41 year old man from the village of Grado was arrested yesterday after driving into a crowd of people watching the International Nellas Descent (a canoe race) from the Palacio Valdes bridge in Ribadesella; very near...

Transport Fri, Jul 2, 2004

Gijón summer night bus service resumes

Gijón Municipal Transport Company (EMTUSA) resumed their summer night bus service this week with two lines operating 7 days a week, and a third at weekends, which 77,000 people used last summer. The cost of a ticket is...

Transport Fri, May 21, 2004

New regional Transport director appointed

Julian Bonet was confirmed as the new regional Transport general director during a meeting of the regional government cabinet earlier today, to replace Fernando Menéndez Rexach, who resigned to take up his new post as...

Transport Thu, May 13, 2004

Gijón city centre streets close for bicycle race

The second stage of the Asturias Bicycle Race will force police to close a number of city centre streets today. The cyclists will go down the following streets; carretera Carbonera, Avendiad de Schulz, Manuel Llaneza,...

Transport Wed, Apr 14, 2004

Noega drill starts work on Gijón metro

The Noega drilling machine started work yesterday on excavating the tunnel for Gijón´s metro which will cross the city running from Viesques to El Humedal. It took two months to set up the drilling equipment, which...

Transport Fri, Feb 27, 2004

72 year old man dies in tractor accident

A 72 year old man was killed on Tuesday in Illas after his tractor collided with a raised granary which fell on top of him. Emergency services were alerted at 6.17pm, firemen were sent from stations in Aviles and...

Final stretch of Gijón-Cantabria freeway opened
Transport Tue, Feb 24, 2004

Final stretch of Gijón-Cantabria freeway opened

The minister for Development, Francisco Álvarez Cascos, opened the Gijón-Villaviciosa stretch of the A-8 freeway yesterday which completes the link between the Asturian capital and the Cantabria freeway. The 9.2km...

Transport Fri, Feb 20, 2004

Information screens for Gijón bus stops

Forty-five bus stops in Gijón will be equipped with information screens to keep passengers informed about the service. The first will be installed in La Plaza del Humedal, and will inform passengers how long they will...