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Transport (inc Motoring) news & information for Granada province

Madrid-Antequera-Granada high-speed train opens
Transport Tue, Jun 25, 2019

Madrid-Antequera-Granada high-speed train opens

A BRAND-NEW high-speed AVE train has finally opened after over 20 years of delays, and acting president Pedro Sánchez cut the red tape on it today (Tuesday). The AVE links up Granada with Madrid, about a seven-hour...

AVE express rail soon to run to Granada
Transport Tue, Jun 4, 2019

AVE express rail soon to run to Granada

THE HIGH-SPEED national rail service known as the 'AVE' will connect to Granada for the first time later this month – firstly with fast links to Madrid and Barcelona, then later directly to Málaga and Sevilla...

Granada metro opening put back until mid-May
Transport Mon, Mar 27, 2017

Granada metro opening put back until mid-May

GRANADA'S long-awaited metro system has been put back at least another month and a half due to 'dysfunctional elements detected' during empty-train test-drives. Andalucía regional government public works...

Granada protests after 700 days without a train
Transport Mon, Mar 13, 2017

Granada protests after 700 days without a train

AN ESTIMATED 7,000 people took to the streets in Granada yesterday (Sunday) to protest over their rail connection having been disbanded nearly two years ago and to call for better infrastructure serving the Alhambra...

Outrage as fire engine driver fined for speeding
Transport Fri, Jan 22, 2016

Outrage as fire engine driver fined for speeding

A FIRE brigade in Granada has received a speeding fine after one of its engines was caught on camera driving at 83 kilometres per hour (about 52mph) in a limit of 60 kilometres per hour (around 38mph). The public sector...

Criminal charges for Granada man who failed to return rental car
Transport Mon, Nov 18, 2013

Criminal charges for Granada man who failed to return...

A MAN who did not return his hired car has been sentenced to two years in prison. Police caught the offender when stopping him for a driving offence and found that he was long overdue for returning the vehicle to the...

Driving instructor attempts to strangle examiner
Transport Thu, Sep 26, 2013

Driving instructor attempts to strangle examiner

A DRIVING instructor in Granada has been arrested after allegedly attempting to strangle an examiner, police report. He had taken two of his pupils for their test and was asked by the examiner, after getting into the...

Granada coach crash leaves 17 injured
Transport Sun, Mar 4, 2012

Granada coach crash leaves 17 injured

PASSENGERS on board a coach which veered off the road and crashed in the Granada area had a lucky escape today with all bar three already discharged from hospital. Emergency services say there were no fatalities,...

Rail services back to normal after landslide
Transport Fri, Feb 26, 2010

Rail services back to normal after landslide

The stretch of railway between Antequera and Granada on the Sevilla-Almería line, which was closed yesterday after a landslide blocked the tracks, has been reopened this morning. The earth and rocks that slid down the...

30 killed in holiday weekend traffic accidents
Transport Tue, Dec 9, 2008

30 killed in holiday weekend traffic accidents

Thirty people, including four motorcyclists, were killed and 13 were seriously injured in 25 fatal traffic accidents during the Spanish Constitution/ Immaculate Conception holiday weekend - twelve fewer than last year...

Transport Wed, Mar 12, 2008

Blind man sent double-DUI fine

Juan González, a 43 year old diabetes sufferer from Ventorros de San José (Granada), who went blind seventeen years ago and who does not have a driving licence, was sent a €450 euro fine by mistake by the provincial...

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