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Transport (inc Motoring) news & information for Madrid region/province

Demonstration to keep central Madrid car-free
Transport Fri, Jun 28, 2019

Demonstration to keep central Madrid car-free

A HUGE demonstration in support of keeping Madrid city centre traffic-free to cut air pollution is due to set off tomorrow (Saturday) at 19.00 from the Callao district as far as the Cibeles fountain roundabout, where...

Driverless electricity-powered bus for Madrid
Transport Wed, Nov 21, 2018

Driverless electricity-powered bus for Madrid

A DRIVERLESS bus will hit the road this weekend in Madrid, run by electricity and launched in the central Plaza de Colón. It has seating for up to 15 people and travels at a top speed of 40 kilometres per hour. But...

King Felipe travels by metro to mark 100th anniversary
Transport Wed, Oct 17, 2018

King Felipe travels by metro to mark 100th anniversary

KING Felipe VI caused a stir today (Wednesday) when he appeared out of the blue on the Madrid metro – a rare trip to mark the 100 anniversary of the underground train network in the capital. Commuters missed him, as...

Fines for cars in Madrid not showing 'emissions stickers'
Transport Sat, Oct 6, 2018

Fines for cars in Madrid not showing 'emissions...

DRIVERS in Madrid without traffic authority emissions stickers in a prominent place will be fined in six months' time, warns the city council. Although residents will now have time to acquire their stickers, issued...

Uber and Cabify workers protest over taxi drivers' 'monopoly'
Transport Thu, Sep 27, 2018

Uber and Cabify workers protest over taxi drivers'...

UBER and Cabify cars blocked Madrid's main business boulevard today in a counter-protest against taxi drivers trying to get them off the streets. Around 40 black vehicles staged a slow march along the Paseo de la...

Exploding laptop evacuates Madrid metro train
Transport Mon, Sep 17, 2018

Exploding laptop evacuates Madrid metro train

A LAPTOP computer exploding on an underground train in Madrid sparked panic this morning (Monday) and a number of passengers needed medical treatment. The Line 9 train was level with the station Príncipe de Vergara at...

Madrid metro drivers call off 24-hour strike over Pride
Transport Sat, Jul 7, 2018

Madrid metro drivers call off 24-hour strike over Pride

DRIVERS on the Madrid metro have called off their strike scheduled for today (Saturday), which was in protest over having to work an extra hour to cover the Gay Pride festival in the city. Instead of finishing at 01.33...

Madrid metro drivers to strike during Pride over extra hour's work
Transport Thu, Jun 28, 2018

Madrid metro drivers to strike during Pride over extra...

METRO drivers plan to go on strike in Madrid for 24 hours to clash with the main LGB Pride celebrations in the capital in protest over being expected to work an extra hour on that day. Although International Gay Pride...

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