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Transport (inc Motoring) news & information for Extremadura

Extremadura-to-Portugal train shut since 2012 reopens
Transport Mon, Sep 4, 2017

Extremadura-to-Portugal train shut since 2012 reopens

A RAIL service connecting Spain and Portugal has reopened after five-and-a-half years out of action. The so-called 'Eastern Line' () between Badajoz in Spain's land-locked western region of Extremadura and...

Driver drowns after following sat-nav into river
Transport Mon, Oct 4, 2010

Driver drowns after following sat-nav into river

A MOTORIST who drove off the edge of a ravine by following his satellite navigation system has been found dead. Red Cross rescuers discovered the body of the 37-year-old this morning at around 10.30hrs in the La Serena...

Transport Fri, Feb 22, 2008

Retired police officers among car crash dead

Two of the five fatal victims of a traffic accident in Alcanar (Tarragona) yesterday were retired police officers from Badajoz. The other male victim was a semi-retired officer while the two women were married to two of...

Transport Sat, Dec 23, 2006

Four youngsters killed on way home from night out

Four young people aged between 18 and 20 died earlier this morning when the driver of the car they were travelling in lost control, and ended up in an irrigation ditch at the side of a country road near the village of...

Two dead and 35 injured in Badajoz coach smash
Transport Tue, Jun 21, 2005

Two dead and 35 injured in Badajoz coach smash

Two people were killed and 35 were injured after a coach rolled over after swerving off the carriageway of the A-5 freeway (km 380) near the Talavera la Real industrial estate in Badajoz. One person was killed...

15 year old driver killed in traffic smash
Transport Sun, Jan 23, 2005

15 year old driver killed in traffic smash

The funeral for a 15 year old boy who was killed in a car crash on the EX-108 on Friday night was held yesterday in his home town of Moraleja (Cáceres). The victim, who has been identified as JJRM, was killed when he...

21 people injured in late night coach smash on A-66
Transport Thu, Sep 9, 2004

21 people injured in late night coach smash on A-66

A total of 21 people were injured late last night when a coach crashed into the back of a lorry on the A-66 motorway (km 433) near Plasencia (Cáceres). The accident occurred at 0.30am on the Gijón bound carriageway,...

Transport Fri, Sep 3, 2004

Mérida man killed crossing rail track

A pedestrian was knocked down and killed by a train a short distance from Mérida train station this morning. The incident occurred at 7.22am as the man was attempting to cross the track in an unauthorised area. Despite...

Holiday weekend road deaths down 50%
Transport Mon, Aug 2, 2004

Holiday weekend road deaths down 50%

Up until 8pm last night, twenty-five people had lost their lives last weekend in traffic accidents on Spain´s roads and motorways, half as many as during the same weekend last year although it must be taken into...

Five die in Mérida car smash
Transport Mon, Jul 12, 2004

Five die in Mérida car smash

A woman seriously injured in a traffic accident yesterday afternoon, died at 7am this moring in Badajoz´s Infanta Cristina Hospital. The accident, which occurred at 3.30pm on the Extremadura Freeway (km 342), has now...

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