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Transport (inc Motoring) news & information for Galicia

Passenger complains about impromptu free ride on train
Transport Sun, Sep 24, 2017

Passenger complains about impromptu free ride on train

A TRAIN PASSENGER who got a free ride across Galicia has complained to rail board RENFE about his not having to pay for the journey. José María Lorza set off from the station in his home town of Ferrol on Spain's...

'Confused' motorist, 80, drives the wrong way down the A-6 motorway without a licence
Transport Wed, Aug 31, 2016

'Confused' motorist, 80, drives the wrong way down...

A DRIVER in his 80s has been arrested for travelling the wrong way down the A-6 motorway in the early hours of the morning. It took police 10 minutes to catch the elderly motorist after they got the call at 01.40hrs to...

Galicia rail crash inquiry 'not independent' and 'ignored all bar human error', says Brussels
Transport Sun, Jul 10, 2016

Galicia rail crash inquiry 'not independent' and...

A REPORT on the devastating train crash in Galicia which killed 80 passengers and left 152 injured says Spanish authorities failed to carry out an inquiry that was fully independent into the causes. According to the...

Galicia president tries out first self-drive car
Transport Wed, Nov 25, 2015

Galicia president tries out first self-drive car

THE first-ever 'driverless car' has 'landed' in Spain and been test-driven by Galicia's regional president. Alberto Núñez Feijóo, head of government in the far north-western federal community,...

Police stop woman, 85, driving wrong way down motorway
Transport Mon, Oct 26, 2015

Police stop woman, 85, driving wrong way down motorway

TRAFFIC police in the north-western region of Galicia were called out by numerous worried motorists who saw an 85-year-old woman driving the wrong way down the AP-9. Between the phone calls received, Guardia Civil...

Judge accuses ADIF rail board of 'putting profits before lives' in light of Galicia crash
Transport Sat, Feb 15, 2014

Judge accuses ADIF rail board of 'putting profits...

A JUDGE investigating the devastating train crash just outside Santiago de Compostela last July in which 79 passengers died has slammed the rail board for 'putting profits before lives'. According to a court...

Insurer ordered to compensate drunk driver's parents
Transport Tue, Jun 4, 2013

Insurer ordered to compensate drunk driver's parents

AN INSURANCE company has been ordered to pay 120,500 euros to the parents of a drunk driver. The Supreme Court has rejected an appeal by MAPFRE which alleges that the personal accident policy held by the driver, who...

Galicia AVE to be completed by 2018
Transport Sat, Sep 1, 2012

Galicia AVE to be completed by 2018

Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy announced today that the country's north-western high-speed rail link (AVE) between Galicia and Madrid would be finished in 2018. Rajoy had promised to confirm a completion date for this...

Hoax bomb-threat leads to evacuation of coach station
Transport Thu, Dec 8, 2011

Hoax bomb-threat leads to evacuation of coach station

A COACH station was evacuated in Lugo this morning after two masked men warned that a bomb would go off within two hours. Luggage was unloaded from a coach just after 09.00hrs and streets near the bus station cordoned...

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